The Orioles have drifted so far off the back burner they’re off the stove. That said, tip of the cap to Jeremy Guthrie.
He was sitting there at 6-17, and with 4 or 5 starts left, staring 20 losses in the face. Not only did he say he wouldn’t beg out of the lineup if he got to 19 losses (and if I was Buck I would never put him out there with a chance at 20), but he actually said he was focused on winning those 4 games to get to double digits in wins.
Since then, he’s rattled off two tremendous starts. Big deal that he’s 8-17? No. Big deal that he has that kind of an attitude? To me, yes. I kind of hope the Orioles trade Guthrie, not to give up on him, but he deserves the opportunity to play for a winner.