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...
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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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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....
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Yankees at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The New York Yankees' starters are pacing their current winning streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays' rotation is largely watching as their team slides. The surging Yankees will go for their sixth straight win Friday in Tampa as the Rays look to another fill-in starter to end a four-game skid. New York (10-6) has held opponents...
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Yankees - Rays Series Preview

It feels like cheating a tiny bit that I’m getting to this series preview while the first game is already underway but hey, at least the boys in pinstripes are winning! Anyway, let’s get to it! The teams: New York Yankees (9-6, 1st in AL East) @ Tampa Bay Rays (7-8, 4th in AL East) The games: Thursday, 4/17 – in progress Friday, 4/18 – 7:10 PM...
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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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston’s Big Gamble Doesn’t Pay Off; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

NEW YORK — The Yankees played home run derby Saturday, launching five long balls en route to a 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have taken two of the first three games in the teams’ weekend set, with Hiroki Kuroda earning the victory in Saturday’s matinee showdown in the Bronx. John Lackey suffered the loss for Boston as New York’s offense fired on all cylinders...
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John Lackey Surrenders Four Long Balls, Boston Red Sox Fall to New York Yankees 7-4

Today marked the third time the Boston Red Sox played the New York Yankees this season. The series was tied at one a piece, and the winner of today’s game would have an advantage in the season series. Boston sent John Lackey to the mound while New York sent out 39 year old Hiroki Kuroda. Yankees Go Yard off Lackey, Hit Five Homeruns Total In total, John Lackey surrendered six earned...
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Yankees Game 12: McCann, Yankees go deep in win

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Boston Red Sox 4 — New York Yankees 7 In the third of four games with the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees bats show signs of the potential expected of them. With two outs in the first inning, Jacoby Ellsbury dropped down a bunt and kept the inning alive and Carlos Beltran did the damage. On an 0-2 pitch from John Lackey, Beltran would hit his second...
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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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Red Sox-Yankees Live: John Lackey, Hiroki Kuroda Prepare For Matinee Showdown

10 a.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will play day baseball Saturday. John Lackey and Hiroki Kuroda will square off in a matinee showdown at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox rebounded from a 4-1 loss in Thursday’s series opener to earn a 4-2 win Friday night. Jon Lester lasted into the seventh inning Friday while guiding Boston to victory. The Red Sox’s offense has...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees vs Red Sox (4/12/14)

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.92 ERA) gets his shot at the rival Red Sox and John Lackey (2-0, 1.38 ERA) in game three of four in the Bronx. In the Yankees’ home opener, Kuroda showed signs of his old consistent self.  He went 6 1/3 innings giving up two runs on eight hits and it was just enough to get the win. He walked none and struck out four. Lackey...
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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...
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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...
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Yankees Game 7: Kuroda great in home opener

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Baltimore Orioles 2 — New York Yankees 4 In today’s home opener, the final home opener of Derek Jeter‘s career, Hiroki Kuroda was masterful on the mound. A fantastic opening day ceremony and an even more amazing moment with Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte throwing the first pitch of the game to Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, the home opener of Yankee...
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Yankees Game 7 Lineup 4/7/2014

The Captain Back in the Bronx! The home opener is just about to start, and all eyes will be on Derek Jeter as he makes his final opening day start at Yankee Stadium. Manager Joe Girardi tweaked the lineup a bit yesterday, moving Jacoby Ellsbury to the three hole. Looks like he’s sticking with it again today. Brett Gardner will lead off and Carlos Beltran is back in right field...
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Daily DraftStreet Picks: April 7, 2014

In the wise words of Mark McGwire, “I’m not here to talk about the past.” We have some slim pickings today as there are only eight games scheduled as the Brewers-Phillies matchup has already been postponed. But fewer games just means easier money right?! You can sign up now for Friday’s freeroll — which is a FREE entry for a chance to win money towards more Draftstreet...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Monday, April 7

Source: Marc Serota/Getty Images North America Welcome to Monday’s Daily Fix. I’ll be giving you some good value plays to play in Daily Fantasy Baseball over at DraftStreet. When you sign up to play at DraftStreet use this link to get a 100 percent deposit bonus. Starting Pitchers C.J. Wilson – $20,258 – Wilson’s the priciest starter today, but he has a great matchup against...
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Home Opener (4/7/14)

After a long cold winter, baseball is finally back in the Bronx. Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 3.00 ERA) gets the home opener honors against Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1, 6.00 ERA.) Kuroda gets the ball for the home opener after being one of the team’s most reliable starters in 2013. He got the season off to a good start on April 2, holding the Astros to two runs over six innings, but couldn’t...
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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...
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16 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...
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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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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

Yankees Game 2: Absent offense behind Kuroda

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) New York Yankees 1 — Houston Astros 3 The Yankees offense didn’t come through behind a strong Kuroda start. Hiroki Kuroda made his 2014 debut in the second game of the season. Dexter Fowler made it a rude welcome after the first pitch. Fowler would take the second pitch from Kuroda deep to right center field and the Yankees were down by one early...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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