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I was supposed to see Hiroki Kuroda pitch last night vs. the LA Dodgers, but thanks to Mother Nature I had to endure another Phil Hughes catastrophe.
Dodgers Yasiel Puig – 06-20-2013 – Yankee Stadium
After Tuesday night’s game got bumped making Wednesday a doubleheader, the older of the two starting pitchers traditionally picks the game he wants to start in.
Kuroda picked the day game, which worked out great as the Yankees won 6-4 with Mariano Rivera clocking his 25th saves of the season.
Heading into the doubleheader the Dodgers were 10-20 on the road, and have a 29-39 record, which has kept them in the NL West cellar all season long.
Plus LA was countering Hughes with Chris Capuano on the bump, and his numbers make Hughes look like an ace.
Capuano came into the game with a 1-4 record over eight stars, with an ERA of 5.45. In his last two starts he was tagged for eight runs, three homers and seven walks.
So as I headed up to the Bronx on the 4-train, I was hopeful that if Hughes ca...
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Phil Hughes has been pretty awful for the New York Yankees.
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Hiroki Kuroda shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees spoiled Don Mattingly's return to the Bronx with a 6-4 victory over the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Lyle Overbay hit a two-run double against South Korean rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3) in the...
Hiroki Kuroda shut down his former team into the seventh inning,
Ichiro Suzuki homered and drove in three runs, and the New York
Yankees spoiled Don Mattingly's return to the Bronx with a 6-4
victory over the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in the
opener of a day-night doubleheader., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/yankees-take-first-of-doubleheader
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Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles,
Yasiel Puig homered to complete a dazzling debut in New York and
the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees 6-0 Wednesday for a split
of their day-night doubleheader.
The first game against the Dodgers was rained out yesterday so they are playing a double header in the Bronx today. Game one has Hiroki Kuroda going up against his former team for the first time since leaving in 2011.
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New York Yankees (38-31)
Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Thomas Neal DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hiroki Kuroda shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees spoiled Don Mattingly's return to the Bronx with a 6-4 victory over the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Lyle Overbay hit a two-run double against South Korean rookie Hyun-Jin...