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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Hiroki Kuroda Starts For Yankees Against John Lackey (Video)

The New York Yankees’ starting rotation was a question mark heading into the 2014 season. C.C. Sabathia lost a lot of weight in the offseason, Michael Pineda entered the season healthy after a strong finish to the 2013 campaign and major free-agent signing Masahiro Tanaka is adjusting to life in a new league and nation. As the Yankees search for consistency from the rotation,...
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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
8 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
8 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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

In reality, Kuroda is Yankees’ top arm in the rotation

OK, so there is a dirty little secret lurking around the Yankees. CC Sabathia pitched the opener, as he has done on every Opening Day since 2009. Ceremonially, that makes him the ace of this staff. Nominally, too. If this were hockey, they might even slap an “A” on his chest to make it all official looking. But he isn’t the ace. That doesn’t mean he’s done, as a million...
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13 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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Deep Breath: Don't Worry About Kuroda

If you’re in a Yankees news kind of mood, just head to the news section of Google and search, “New York Yankees.” You’ll find a lot of rabble about Hiroki Kuroda, and how he got simply plastered today. No, not that kind of plastered (though I’m sure Hiro is looking forward to retirement so he can day drink on a Wednesday). I wasn’t originally going to write about...
Via YanksinExile.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Spotlight: Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda hit free agency after the 2012 season and many thought he would retire and/or return to his homeland of Japan. However, he signed a one year deal for 2013 and had a respectable season. Fast forward to free agency 2013 and there was Kuroda once again contemplating retirement. But it still wasn’t in the cards, he signed on for one more year in the pinstripes. Kuroda...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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