Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson began today ranked first in the American League in run support (9.19) among starters with five or more outings. Jeremy Guthrie ranked fourth-worst at 2.31.
Hellickson shut out the Orioles over five innings today, but he allowed three hits, walked four and threw two wild pitches. He left with his pitch count at 92 - two more than Guthrie in the same amount of innings.
The Orioles didn’t score for the fourth time in Guthrie’s last six starts while he was on the mound.
Guthrie has allowed seven earned runs or more in four of his 128 starts with the Orioles.
Jeremy Accardo replaced Guthrie and allowed a run in his third straight appearance, and fourth out of five.
Tampa Bay reliever Cesar Ramos broke the “Jeremy” streak today when he replaced Hellickson in the sixth.
Who invited him to the party?
All eight of Tampa Bay’s runs have scored with two outs.
Single-A Delmarva shortstop Manny Machado went on the seven-day disabled list earlier today. He’ll be examined by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens on Monday or Tuesday.