Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 4/15/13
This is scary. Almost exactly three years ago, CC Sabathia took a no-hitter against the Rays into the eighth, when Kelly Stoppach singled.  Joe Girardi quickly waddled from the latrine, gave CC the hook (we were leading 8-0) and later proclaimed CC would never have thrown a no-no, because Joe was going to take him out in the ninth. That day, CC threw 111 pitches.Frankly, I wondered if Joe would have really taken out CC.  It's easy to say what you would have done, if only...But last night, where was Joe's overriding concern for the health of Hiroki Kuroda? He let Kuroda go nine. The talking point is that Kuroda's count was low: 113 pitches. Still, Kuroda is 38 - (Sabathia in 2010 was 29) - and I don't care how grizzled a veteran he is, this will be a long, lonnnnnng season.Listen: I don't want to go Rand Paul on this. Kuroda had a great night on ESPN. You could say Joe was paying tribute a great veteran - or that he was watching the MTV Movie Awards and forgot - and we must go with it.But
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