Wow…what an IMPRESSIVE effort today by Jeremy Guthrie!
The above picture was taken from NESN’s HD feed…they showed the scoreboard and the pitch count alone is just so impressive I thought it warranted a second look!
BTW: I did some research on Guthrie, because at heart I’m a dorky baseball goober.
Turns out Guthrie was born on April 8, 1979. It was the day AFTER my favorite Oriole Gary Roenicke took the ill-fated fastball to the jaw from Larrin LaGrow on the second day of my favorite baseball season and summer. I was at Memorial Stadium that day. It was Safety Day. I was in the sixth grade! Mike Flanagan was the starting pitcher for the Orioles. Sammy Stewart threw three perfect innings of relief.
Guthrie has been in command all afternoon at Fenway, putting on a clinic. That ground ball from Ortiz was HUGE a few innings ago.
Let’s see how the ninth goes…but so far, so good!