However, Guthrie said he began to get a good feel for his pitches as the day went on. What are the signs of that?
"It's different things. Sometimes it's executing one good pitch, sometimes it's a mechanical adjustment, sometimes it's a mental adjustment," Guthrie said. "I think for me it was a couple of pitches in a row that felt good, and I was able to regain where I wanted to be."
Manager Ned Yost had Guthrie pitch in a Minor League simulated game for his previous outing. In his other Cactus League start, Guthrie gave up three runs in two innings to the White Sox.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.