Found August 05, 2012 on Bronx Pinstripes:

When Felix Hernandez throws a 1-0, complete game, two-hit shut-out, that is about all you’ll hear about from that game.

However, if you look at who threw against Hernandez you’ll find that Hiroki Kuroda held his own against the former Cy Young winner. Kuroda went 6 and 1/3 scattering 7 hits while giving up only 1 run. Kuroda walked just one Mariner while striking out four demonstrating the control Yankee fans have grown accustomed to seeing.

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vcGl0Y2hpbmctc3RhZmYvdGhlLXF1aWV0LXBlcmZvcm1hbmNlLW9mLWhpcm9raS1rdXJvZGEvYXR0YWNobWVudC9uZXcteW9yay15YW5rZWVzLXBob3RvLWRheS0yLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10232\"> Being overshadowed is nothing new for Kuroda. Being on a team full of all-stars and future hall of famers, it is quite easy for one to look past the quiet number-two pitcher in the Yankee rotation. Yet, this year, Kuroda has the chance to do something he has only accomplished once in his five year career; finish with a record over .500.

Looking only at Kuroda’s win-loss ratio while he was in Los Angeles with the Dodgers it is quite deceiving at 41-46, he was actually quite an above-average starter. His strikeout rate per nine innings has consistently been over 7 for the past three years while his walk per nine ratio has never been higher then 2.29.

Kuroda has been nothing other then consistent for the Yankees this year, which is exactly why they signed him this pervious off season. Kuroda sports a record of 10-8 but does so with an E.R.A. of 3.19, which is under his career E.R.A. of 3.42.

Even though Kuroda was out pitched by Hernandez, that shouldn’t take away from how people view the performance he gave today.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cano Makes History in Grand Fashion

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vbnl5L2Nhbm8tbWFrZXMtaGlzdG9yeS1pbi1ncmFuZC1mYXNoaW9uL2F0dGFjaG1lbnQvY2Fuby1ncmFuZC1zbGFtLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10166\">Robinson Cano made history Wednesday afternoon with one swing of the bat Amidst the Yankees...

Yankees Game 106 Lineup: 08/04/12

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vZ2FtZS1kYXkveWFua2Vlcy1nYW1lLTEwNi1saW5ldXAtMDgwNDEyL2F0dGFjaG1lbnQvaGlyb2tpLWt1cm9kYS0yLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10185\">The Yankees will send right-hander, Hiroki Kuroda, to the mound this afternoon in the middle...
BIG BITES

Yankee Stadium debuts Ichiro-inspired food

If anything can be taken from Ichiro Suzuki’s stint thus far with the New York Yankees, it’s that the 38 year old star still has some left in the tank. Apparently the Yanks feel quite good about acquiring him, and are now paying tribute to him with his own food dish at Yankee Stadium. MLB.com reported that the “Suzuki Roll” has made its debut, much to the delight of fans...

Post-Deadline Prospect Rankings

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vP2F0dGFjaG1lbnRfaWQ9MTAyMTE=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10211\">Gary Sanchez has taken over as the top prospect in the Yankees organization. With the July trade deadline having come and gone and the minor league seasons...

Podcast Episode 17: Another Yankees Solo Shot

I go solo on this episode of the podcast, taking a solitary stroll through Yankees Universe. Topics include Ichiro, Joba Chamberlain, and the Bleacher Creatures. I close things out on my soapbox, holding forth on the London Olympics.Leave your comments below or send me an email (ladybatting@gmail.com). You can also hit me up on Twitter (@LabyBatting) or leave me a voicemail at (347...

Yankees Hope to Handle Verlander

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vdGhlLWxpbmV1cC95YW5rZWVzLWhvcGUtdG8taGFuZGxlLXZlcmxhbmRlci9hdHRhY2htZW50L2pldGVyMzAwMC0yLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10305\"> Coming off what seems like the Yankees first series win in forever, they are no doubt looking...

BP Unfiltered: Efficient Felix by Ben Lindbergh

On Saturday afternoon, Felix Hernandez shut out the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, allowing two hits and two walks and striking out six. That in itself is a very impressive achievement, given that the Yankees have scored the third-most runs per game in baseball this season, and also given that Yankee Stadium is not a particularly pleasant place to pitch. (The Yankees had averaged over...

Mariners 1, Yankees 0

Felix Hernandez dominated the Yankees in their own ballpark again, pitching his third shutout of the season to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 1-0 win on a sunny, sticky Saturday afternoon. Hernandez outpitched Hiroki Kuroda in a duel of pitchers who haven't lost since June. Mike Carp hit an RBI single in the second inning for Seattle, which bounced back from having its seven...

Yankees 6, Mariners 3

CC Sabathia pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10, dominating the Mariners as usual while leading the New York Yankees to a 6-3 victory Friday night that stopped Seattle's seven-game winning streak. Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and Curtis Granderson had a two-run single off Kevin Millwood, sending the AL East leaders to their second consecutive win following a 3-9 slide...

NY Yankees reporter Meredith Marakovits (gallery)

(Breaking update: Yes Network hires Meredith Marakovits) We’re a Midwest site, but occasionally we need to focus on stories with a more coastal theme. Here in Chicago, our media contingent lacks the obvious eye-candy tokenism you find so prominent on both coasts and in the national media. But on the East Coast…meet hottie Meredith Marakovits Here’s her bio from her Twitter...

Locke Wins Pitching Duel, Strikes Out 10

Indianapolis Indians  2.  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  0 (Box)   Jeff Locke earned his 9th win of the season and struck out 10 batters. One day after the Indians posted 21 hits in their hit-o-rama, they were limited to just 4 hits tonight against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, playing at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY.  Those 4 hits were all the Tribe needed, though. ...

Ichiro gets double against Mariners with help from the sun (Video)

New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki got credit for a double after hitting a pop fly ball that Seattle Mariners center fielder Michael Saunders lost in the sun during Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning as Saunders tried to fight the sun to make the play, but the ball landed at his...

Mike Tyson Makes Broadway Debut: a Homecoming Fit for a King

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson returned to New York last night in the Broadway debut of his one-man show “Undisputed Truth”, running through August 12 at the Longacre Theater. The 46-year old Tyson, originally from the rough streets of Brooklyn, opened the show with a welcome and a comical promise. “Welcome to my living room. You will all leave with two ears.” The...

Stand by Your Man

In Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, Ichiro got plunked in the back of the knee in the fifth inning on a 2-2 pitch from Hishashi Iwakuma. It was the second time Mariner pitchers hit Ichiro in six games between them (Felix Hernandez hit him in the same game in Seattle that he hit Jeter and put A-Rod on the DL with a broken hand). So that’s twice Seattle pitchers...

Yankeetorial: We lost Saturday's game before it started

This is what we know. Ellen Degeneres will never eat at Chick fil-A. Dick Cheney will never die. And the Yankees will never score a run off Felix Hernandez. Ever. The world will end first. The big bang will run its course, time and space will begin to contract, and all matter - except for Dick Cheney - will be repressurized into a spec that is roughly the size of Rupert Murdoch&...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.