Cesar Cabral Designated After Last Night’s Debacle

The Yankees looked like they were on the way to another win early on. Hiroki Kuroda pitched well, but once turned over to the bullpen things got ugly. Especially for left handed reliever Cesar Cabral. Cabral could not find the strike zone or record an out to save his life. He ended up hitting 3 batters and was ejected from the game just as manager Joe Girardi was about to pull him...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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Yankees Game 17: Late game collapse

(Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images) New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 11 With five wins in a row, the Yankees turned to the veteran righty, Hiroki Kuroda, to keep the streak going against the Tampa Bay Rays. Through the first three innings, everything was going the Yankees way. In the second and third inning, Hiroki Kuroda would induce two double plays to keep the Rays off...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees @ Rays (4/18/14)

Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86 ERA) and Erik Bedard (0-0, 0.00 ERA) face off in game two tonight in Tampa Bay. Kuroda has been reliable again this season, throwing back to back wins. He allowed only a two run homer through his first six innings of work on April 12 before another two run seventh inning. Kuroda has been sharp this season, but he has struggled with the Rays in the past....
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka and Pineda are about to become THE NEXT BIG THING

It's already happened to me: A start by CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova or Hiroki Kuroda has become a yawner. What's the point? We know what will happen. CC will give up three, maybe four runs, and he will keep us in games, until he hits an iceberg in August, and needs a rest. Nova will throw well one day, then get bombed. Kuroda will be lights out, until Joe leaves him in too long...

Yankees Rumors: Hiroki Kuroda almost retired

Hiroki Kuroda signed a one-year deal to return to the New York Yankees this off-season. However, the 39-year-old nearly retired instead, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova said that Hiroki Kuroda mentioned to him the final weekend of last season that he might retire. Nova thought Kuroda might be kidding, but it turns out that the Japanese...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem: 07-April-2014: Baltimore Game 1: Kuroda strong as Yanks win on opening day in the Bronx

The core 4 reunite for the first pitch of 2014 in Yankee Stadium. Starting Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda had another strong outing: going 6.1 innings on 92 pitches ( 56 strikes) giving up 2 runs on eight hits; striking out 4. Bullpen Pitching: Joe used Matt Thornton (3rd hold) and Davis Phelps (first hold) to get the last two outs of the seventh. Adam Warren (third hold...
Via YanksinExile.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Sharp’ or not, Kuroda delivers in opener

Yankees starter and winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and his catcher, Brian McCann, were on the same page Monday in the home opener. Pretty much, anyway. “I didn’t feel particularly sharp today,” Kuroda said. “I thought he was sharp,” McCann said. “With the help of the catcher and the fielders, I was able to go six-plus innings,” Kuroda said. So what did McCann do or...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem: 02-April-2014: Houston Game 2: Kuroda pitches well but offense falters

Don't panic folks; this is still only the second game of the season. Starting Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda looked strong today. Giving up two runs on three hits (one home run and one triple) and striking out 5 with just one walk. He lasted 6 innings. He threw 91 pitches with 55 strikes. Bullpen: David Phelps came in to start the seventh and left with one out in the...
Via YanksinExile.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees offense fails Hiroki Kuroda; fans cry doom

It’s become more than just a trend; the New York Yankees seem unable to back Hiroki Kuroda with sufficient run support when he is on the mound. The Yankees lost their second straight game to open the 2014 season against the Houston Astros, by a score of 3-1, despite Kuroda’s six innings of two-run ball.While Kuroda did put the Yankees behind in the first inning allowing a home...
Via The Baseball Stance
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuroda The Victim In Yankees First RISP Fail Of The Season

Though the starting pitching was better last night it wasn't perfect. Too bad, because it needed to be perfect in order for the Yankees to win.  It wasn't perfect and, as a result, the Yankees remain winless so far in this young season.This young season reminds me of a few years ago when there was a huge problem regarding runners in scoring position (RISP). Last night&...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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