Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 4/15/13
On a day when Clay Buchholz took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees #2 starter made his mark with a complete game shutout of the Baltimore Orioles. Hiroki Kuroda pitched his own gem with style--no walks in nine innings pitched, and had a combo of sliders, splitters, and sinkers that danced their way to the plate. I know for me, Kuroda's dominant performance takes the sting away from knowing a Red Sox pitcher did such a great job. It should make Yankees fans feel even better that Kuroda pitched the shutout against a team that was first in offense after the first week of the season and second only to the Red Sox until the Yankees shut them down this past weekend. While Buchholz can pat himself on the back for his performance--no doubt its no easy task to no hit professional hitters, the Rays have sat at the bottom of the AL East in offense since the start of the season. I'd say the Rays/Red Sox game went as expected, while the Orioles/Yankees game ...
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