Kansas City Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie allowed 11 runs in one inning against the New York Yankees on Monday, making him only the second starter ever to allow 11 earned runs in one inning or less.
Guthrie lasted only the first inning at Yankee Stadium, allowing the 11 runs on nine hits, four home runs and three walks. He threw 60 pitches, 35 for strikes, and faced 16 batters. Thirteen of those batters reached base and 11 scored.
The Yankees four home runs by Chase Headley, Brian McCann, Brett Gardner and Stephen Drew accounted for all of Guthrie's runs. Headley opened the deluge with a two-run home run in the game's second at-bat, followed by McCann's three-run shot three batters later.
Drew hit a three-run home run as the third batter of the second inning, prompting Royals manager Ned Yost to replace Guthrie with Brandon Finnegan.
Guthrie entered the game 4–2 this season with a 4.75 ERA. After allowing the 11 runs, his ERA jumped to 6.70.
Below are some additional numbers from Guthrie's outing.
Jeremy Guthrie only 8th starting pitcher ever to give up 4 HR without getting even 4 outs. On plus side, one of others is in HOF (Hunter)— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) May 25, 2015
Jeremy Guthrie allowed 11 earned runs and pitched one inning today.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) May 25, 2015
Teammate Wade Davis has allowed 8 earned runs in 91 innings since 2014.
By any measure, today's start from Jeremy Guthrie is one of the 50 worst in baseball history. His Game Score of -11 is tied for 32nd worst.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 25, 2015
- Mike Fiammetta