Jeremy Guthrie experienced a career first on Wednesday, when he allowed three home runs in a game. The right-hander even gave up three long balls in the same inning, with Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera going back-to-back-to-back in the second.
Swisher and Cano both hit balls that landed in the first few rows, but Cabrera took Guthrie to the second deck in right field, a no-doubt homer that would’ve left the field in any park. Guthrie has now allowed 11 home runs in his first nine starts, perhaps eliciting a cause for concern.
Last season, Guthrie allowed just 24 home runs in 30 starts. He gave up two home runs in six of those starts and has already done it three times this season. The Orioles even got their bullpen up in the second inning Wednesday but elected to let Guthrie work deeper.