How did right-hander Jeremy Guthrie stay so cool Thursday night at Target Field? Though the Kansas City Royals found themselves on the downside of a 3-1 score to the Minnesota Twins, two positive things occurred involving Guthrie.
Basically, it was that somebody had lazed a target (a TARGET!) on Guthrie's face and the Twins batters took dead aim on it, yet he managed to keep his face intact.
Guthrie later supplied a quote on Twitter:
Glad my face missed that ball. Back at 'em tomorrow Royals.
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) June 28, 2013
Calmer than you would be, dudes.
Later in the fifth inning, Pedro Florimon lined a pitch up the middle that Guthrie caught with his glove — as his face safely had moved to the right. Florimon's liner didn't have the tail that Mauer's had. But, jeez, poor Mr. Real J-Guts.
"Well, we're at Target Field tonight," broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre said, "and Jeremy Guthrie must feel like he has one of those big, bright-red targets on his jersey. This time he makes a play."
Added analyst Red Hudler: "Nice play by the glove."
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