The Blue Jays come to town for a three game set in an AL East showdown. Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.88 ERA) and Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.86 ERA) get the ball first. Kuroda’s last three outings have been sharp. He held opponents to a 2.79 ERA and .188 batting average in that span. He defeated the Blue Jays on June 25 in Toronto, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings.
Yankees’ starters have...
The Yankees have their brooms out and are primed to sweep away the Reds. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball for New York against ace Johnny Cueto.
Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
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Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280
New York Yankees (49-47)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran DH
S.O.S.! Four starting pitchers down.The New York Yankees NEED, I repeat NEED at least one GOOD pitcher to help them through the rest of the season.
Tanaka’s out, Pineda’s out, Sabathia’s out, Nova’s out. That leaves Hiroki Kuroda left of the starting five.
General manager Brian Cashman has already made two small trades, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Brandon McCarthy and Oakland...
The last man standing from the opening day rotation, Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.20 ERA) goes up against Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.22 ERA) in a critical match up against the O’s. Kuroda has faced Baltimore twice so far this season, pitching well both times. He defeated them on April 7th in New York and took a no decision on June 20th, when he allowed just two runs over six innings.
The Yankees are utilizing ***** more than ever in an effort to improve their defense. While results have been mixed so far (the Yankees have actually allowed three more net runs than would have been scored in traditional positioning), the Yankees are banking on the practice working in the long run.
They Yankees don't plan on abandoning the shift either:
It is a work...
After his last couple of outings, Yankees fans had to be relieved with how Hiroki Kuroda pitched yesterday.
Kuroda pitched well into the eighth inning and was denied a win due to a Mike Trout triple followed by a single by Albert Pujols (given up by Shawn Kelley). Hiroki's final line was impressive by any standard - 7 2/3 innings pitched, 5 hits, 3 runs (only one earned...
Well, a week ago all indications pointed towards the Rakuten Golden Eagles team not posting and not allowing right-handed stud Masahiro Tanaka to become available to MLB teams.
Masahiro Tanaka would be a great pick-up for the New York Yankees (photo credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News)
MLB and the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan agreed on a new posting system earlier this month...
It’s not exactly recent news that Hiroki Kuroda is contemplating retirement. The New York Yankees pitcher said as much at the end of the season, and, unfortunately, he has yet to decide against it.
We kind of thought that Kuroda’s mention of retirement was smoke and mirrors, but it looks like he may be serious. Yanks GM Brian Cashman recently said that he doesn’t know...
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All season long, the New York Yankees have been waiting to race with all their horses. And just when it looked like the barn was finally healthy, their thoroughbred has gone lame.
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Hiroki Kuroda, the team’s de facto ace since April, has stunningly fallen apart in his past two starts. After pitching brilliantly for four and...