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"Of course he did" - Guthrie strains HIS oblique, too

Which, I suppose, is better than straining someone else's oblique. Unless that someone was Melvin Mora.

Here's the news, straight from Roch's blog:

Jeremy Guthrie left the game today with a strained left oblique muscle.

Of course he did.

Guthrie's listed as day-to-day, but who are we kidding? He's probably done for the season.

The Orioles have set the team record for most players coming down with the same injury, surpassing all the pulled groins in 1972.

It's getting to the point it's almost funny. Almost. Uh, barkeep?

Update [2007-9-9 21:19:19 by duck]: More from The Sun:

After a brief discussion, Guthrie, who had allowed two earned runs over five innings threw a warm-up pitch. The pain was severe enough that he headed off the mound without even consulting with Trembley and Bancells. Guthrie apologized to both after the game.

"It wasn't that I was upset or even maliciously thinking, 'I'm going to walk off here,'" Guthrie said. "I just felt like I was being taken out of the game in the middle of the inning and that's the way my mind was working when I walked off. Hopefully, it didn't come out exactly how it feels, but it was disrespectful to Dave as the manager, to my infielders and to the training stuff that was there. That's been killing me. I wanted to get it off my chest."


Both Trembley and Guthrie said after the game that it would probably take a miracle for Guthrie to pitch again this season.

"The experience that everyone else has gone through shows that the recovery does take two or three weeks to even eliminate pain doing nothing," Guthrie said. "If that were the case, I would be done. But I'm going to remain optimistic and hope for a little miracle because I really do want to continue to pitch."

Said Trembley: "I'll go light a candle tonight on the way home and expect a miracle. We'll know more on Tuesday, but I would say it's probably going to be a problem."

This guy is too good for the Orioles.