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Hiroki Kuroda (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
In a season where the New York Yankees have been plagued by injuries and sub par performances, one player has stood out among the rest.
And that would be starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who dazzled once again last night up in the Bronx.
Kuroda lead his Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Angels, throwing eight innings, giving up just three hits, zero runs, a walk and seven strikeouts. It was the Bombers third win in their last four games.
The Yankees have come to rely on Kuroda unfaltering performances every five days.
Literally, the only element of consistency the Yankees have had this season is when Kuroda is on the bump.
Kuroda’s 11-7, and the team’s 14-10 record over his 23 total starts is not truthful.
That is because in six of his starts, the game resulted in a no-decision thanks to the Yankees anemic offense. As in all six, Kuroda threw a minimum of 6.2 innings, giving up just five earned runs and striking out 35 batters total. (more…)
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New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter, who has been on the disabled list with a calf strain, is eligible to come off the DL this weekend and is making progress, but manager Joe Girardi is unsure if Jeter will be ready by then.
As reported by Josh Vitale and Chris Iseman of MLB.com, manager Joe Girardi isn't sure if Jeter will be ready to come back that soon, though...
Yankees Win (Photo credit: L.Burchfield)
This past weekend the New York Yankees earned their first series win since the All-Star Break.
But even better was winning two of three vs. the red-hot Detroit Tigers, who came into the Bronx on a 12-0 streak and with a comfortable seven game lead in the AL Central.
The Tigers still hold the best record in the AL at 69...
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The career saves leader has spoiled the New York Yankees, rarely slipping up in 17 years as their closer.
But last week, the 43-year-old baseball sage stunned a generation of fans by blowing three consecutive save opportunities for the first time...
Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs en route to a career-high 6 RBI tonight. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels 7 — New York Yankees 14
Alfonso Soriano has a career game in tonight’s 12-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
CC Sabathia started strong but stumbled into a problem area just as quickly. After striking out the first two batters, Mike Trout would...
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Monday that Derek Jeter isn’t near returning to the diamond. By trying to hastily recover in the spring, the 39-year-old Jeter created a second fracture in his left ankle. After finally healing from a growing list of injuries, the beloved male ***** strained his right calf and was again sent to the 15-day disabled list on August...
If the Yankees manage to somehow keep their flickering postseason hopes alive the band leader will be Hiroki Kuroda.
With Mariano Rivera unavailable after flushing three straight save opportunities and the Yankees’ bats controlled by Angels starter Garrett Richards Kuroda hurled the Yankees to a 2-1 victory in front of an announced Yankee Stadium crowd of 37146.
“It was a brilliant...
No one’s heard much from Shane Spencer over the last few years. After getting slight fame from his years with the Yankees from 1998-2002, he had a forgetful year with the Mets in 2004 in which he picked up a DUI after have “six or seven beers.” Currently, he is the hitting coach for my hometown Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, NJ) of the independent Atlantic League but he...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda.
Kuroda (11-7) tossed three-hit ball for eight shutout innings.
Rivera was given the night off after blowing three straight save chances, including one Sunday. Fans chanted "We want...
This New York Yankees fan took matters into his own hands (literally) when his girlfriend (we hope) fell asleep in his lap. Check him trying to cop a feel.
It looks like New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won’t be back in the majors anytime soon after his third trip to the disabled list. Jete went on the D.L. on August 3 this time with a right calf strain. He’s stayed with the team in New York to work out but will be heading back to Florida when the current homsetand finishes up.
Although Derek Jeter was seen throwing at...
Alex Rodriguez seems to be all over the news and people can’t get enough of him. Sports is entertainment and there’s no figure in sports now who is more entertaining than Alex Rodriguez. Like him or not, he is moving the needle. And the guys sitting in the pinstripe suits in high rise buildings that sell advertising are liking Alex Rodriguez. That fact is underscored by the...
Alex Rodriguez connected for his first home run of the season on Sunday slugging a solo second-inning blast to left field off the Tigers' Justin Verlander.
For Rodriguez it was his 648th career home run and also accounted for his 1951st career RBI surpassing Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place on baseball's all-time list.
In his next at-bat Rodriguez added an...
Alex Rodriguez's legal team plans to contest Major League
Baseball's allegation that the New York Yankees third baseman is a
repeat offender of the league's drug policy, ESPN reports.
Two in a row! Jeet hitting off a tee! Youk on the Stairmaster! Only 6-and-a-half games out of the Reviled Card, with KC looking over its shoulder! Yeah, baby! We're no longer the Hafner-empty Yankwads, driven by cheap. The A-Rod bombers are back, MONEY! And the world is looking a little bit of Grandish!Nevertheless, now that Pinstripe pride and power hath been restored, the faithful...