Burnett vs. Guthrie
A.J. Burnett (8-8 4.21 ERA ) is facing opponent Jeremy Guthrie (4-14 4.33 ERA).Burnett has given up less than three runs in each of his last three outings, but he has not recorded a win since June 29. He beat Baltimore on April 13, giving up four runs over 6 1/3 innings to win his third straight start to open the season.Guthrie is 1-5 with a 5.50 ERA in July despite tossing three quality starts, including two in a row coming into Friday’s start. He has been victimized by low run support this season as the Orioles average just 3.52 runs in games he starts.
So if Burnett can keep up his strikeouts he will probably win.