Sunday, Jun 17, 2012, 11:05 AM MDT
Jeremy Guthrie vs Max Scherzer
#15 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Apr 08, 1979
|2012 - Jeremy Guthrie||3-5||6.91||1.75||28||21|
#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers
Jul 27, 1984
|2012 - Max Scherzer||5-4||5.76||1.59||88||29|
Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
We all know how bad Jeremy Guthrie has been this season, but his road numbers provide a small sliver of hope (4.23 ERA). However, a lot of that is in direct correlation to BABIP, as a lot of the peripherals have been similar. Being a flyball pitcher doesn't bode well against guys like Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, but Comerica is a fairly large park, so who knows. That's the point of the three sentences of drivel I just wrote - we don't know anything about anything. Max Scherzer leading all qualified AL pitchers in K/9 but having a 5.76 ERA is just more proof of that.
So, while the odds are certainly not in their favor, the Rockies could still pull off an unexpected series victory with a win today. It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to happen. 'Shit happening' is what makes baseball so great.
Lineups after the jump...