Seth Smith will make his first visit to Coors Field, gracing the visitors dugout, on a hot streak the team is all too familiar with. He is 11 for his last 19, with five RBI’s, and has been rewarded with the cleanup position in the A’s lineup card.
Seth is excited to come back to Coors, and has very kind words to say about his time here:
It’s better being a hot hitter regardless of where we’re going, but I’m glad to be playing well when we go back there…I’m excited…I loved it there, nothing but good memories.
Seth and the rest of the team will be facing Guthrie, someone who is coming off a horrible 11 hit, seven run in 3.1 outing one week ago today.
After Guthries performance, he said he wouldn’t be surprised if he was let go from the team soon, based on how poorly he has been pitching.
“I don’t take anything for granted. If they kicked me off the team today, it wouldn’t surprise me. I haven’t earned a spot here. I haven’t pitched very well. I respect the game and I know how it works. I’ve seen guys come up, do very well and earn it. I’ve seen guys who’ve done it well for a while lose it very quickly. If I don’t get another start here, that wouldn’t surprise me. If I got a chance to improve, that wouldn’t surprise me either.
Guthrie is 3-4 with a 6.35 ERA and has allowed 12 HR’s since coming to the Rockies as their “ace”.