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Former Yankees pitcher Kuroda wins in Japan comeback

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda won his first game in his return to Japanese baseball on Sunday. Kuroda struck out five while giving up five hits over seven scoreless innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yakult Swallows 2-1. Kuroda signed a one-year contract worth $3.3 million in the offseason. He pitched for Hiroshima from 1997-2007 and then...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda Didn’t Like his Stint in the Majors

Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the New York Yankees stands on the mound in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on July 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) This offseason, Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda chose to return to his native Japan and pitch for the Hiroshima Carp and not re-sign with the New York...
Via The Sports Journal
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda describes time in MLB with one brutal word: Report

Hiroki Kuroda pitched for the Dodgers and the Yankees over the last seven years, and was one of the most reliable pitchers in the majors during that span. But upon his return to Japan, after leaving in 2007, he is not remembering his years playing in the U.S. as particularly wonderful. During a news conference in Japan, Kuroda was asked how he viewed his time in the major...
Via The Other Paper
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Those wild and crazy Padres tried to sign Hiroki Kuroda

Before Hiroki Kuroda signed with NPB’s Hiroshima Carp last week, he had an American suitor other than the New York Yankees – the San Diego Padres. Because let’s be honest here, there’s one thing the Padres *haven’t* done during their insane winter – acquire a top-tier starting pitcher. According to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres were serious...
Via The Outside Corner
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Those wild and crazy Padres tried to sign Hiroki Kuroda

Before Hiroki Kuroda signed with NPB’s Hiroshima Carp last week, he had an American suitor other than the New York Yankees – the San Diego Padres. Because let’s be honest here, there’s one thing the Padres *haven’t* done during their insane winter – acquire a top-tier starting pitcher. According to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres were serious...
Via Bloguin Best
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda didn’t actually retire, but he did for all intents and purposes. The 39-year-old free agent pitcher, most recently of the New York Yankees but also formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers, decided to return to his former team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, in his homeland of Japan. Kuroda had worked on one-year contracts […]
Via Fangraphs
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees lose old safety net in Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda did the same thing he did each of the last two offseasons; he went home to Japan to contemplate what he’d do the following season. His previous decisions took time to formulate but Kuroda eventually opted to return to the Bronx. This time he's staying put in Japan as Kuroda signed with the Hiroshima Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, the team he began...
Via Yankees Unscripted
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda Headed Back to Japan

Hiroki Kuroda made his decision and will head back to J […]
Via Bronx Pinstripes
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carp

TOKYO (AP) Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps. Japanese broadcaster NHK and other reports said Saturday that the right-hander will wear the same number 15 that he wore for the Yankees. The Hiroshima team kept the number open for him for the eight years he was away, awaiting...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda to return to Japan

Hiroki Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Hiroshima http://t.co/FDXfFaZFMx — ESPN New York (@ESPNNewYork) December 27, 2014 Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan to pitch for the Hiroshima Toro Carp. The 39-year-old right-hander went 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA in 32 starts last season, his third with the New York Yankees. With Kuroda returning to Japan, the Yankees starting rotation...
Via Baseball Essential
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda Says "Sayonara" To Evil Empire

Hiroki Kuroda is escaping the Bronx and heading home to Japan to pitch for the Hiroshima Carp. The nearly forty-year old starter could have pitched another year for The Bronx Embalmers, but decided to take a better deal in his home country. This leaves The Pinstriped Posers in a pickle in their rotation—although they did recently sign Nathan Eovaldi. While they were not counting...
Via FenwayNation
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Starting Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Will Return To Japan

Hiroki Kuroda is going back to the Land of the Rising Sun. The free agent right-hander reportedly will return to Japan next season, per Yahoo! Japan’s Daisuke Sugiura. Kuroda, who turns 40 in February, spent the past three seasons with the New York Yankees. Kuroda’s status for 2015 had been up in the air even before he hit free agency. The starting...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

The annual dance that has been Hiroki Kuroda picking between the Yankees and Japan has ended its latest installment, but this time with an unexpected result: Hiroki Kuroda is returning to Japan. Sorry, Yankees. So Long Hiroki Kuroda – Hiroki Kuroda is returning to NBP Hiroshima via @proyakyuantenna pic.twitter.com/LgIFJRy2Ic #yankees h/t @daisukesugiura — N. Diunte (@ExamineBaseball...
Via The Outside Corner
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

The annual dance that has been Hiroki Kuroda picking between the Yankees and Japan has ended its latest installment, but this time with an unexpected result: Hiroki Kuroda is returning to Japan. Sorry, Yankees. So Long Hiroki Kuroda – Hiroki Kuroda is returning to NBP Hiroshima via @proyakyuantenna pic.twitter.com/LgIFJRy2Ic #yankees h/t @daisukesugiura — N. Diunte (@ExamineBaseball...
Via Bloguin Best
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees expect Hiroki Kuroda to pitch next season

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is expected pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to play in 2015. Set to turn 40 in February, Kuroda is reportedly considering retirement. However after posting a 3.71 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 146/35 K/BB ratio over 199 innings for the Yankees in 2014 one can see why he would return for another season. Cashman on Hiroki Kuroda: "I’d be surprised...
Via Tireball.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Hiroki Kuroda mulling retirement

Lost in the lights of Derek Jeter's departure from the New York Yankees and baseball, was the narrative of Hiroki Kuroda's season ending performance and the comparison to Andy Pettitte from 2013. The two found a quiet moment on Friday to compare notes on their season-ending performances. #455561390 / gettyimages.com Kuroda will be 40 by the time next season starts, just one...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Jeter’s Last Home Game (9/25/14)

Hiroki Kuroda (11-9, 3.77 ERA) will make his final start of the year, and most likely his career, in Derek Jeter‘s last home game against Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.57 ERA). Kuroda is coming off a strong performance against the Blue Jays throwing 6 2/3 innings to get to 11 wins for the fifth straight year. He allowed three runs on seven hits without issuing a walk and K-ing seven...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 153: Kuroda extends Yankees success over Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 5 The Yankees like when Mark Buehrle is going against them, tonight was no different. In the first inning, Hiroki Kuroda benefited from some heads up defense but could not keep the Blue Jays off the scoreboard. After a leadoff double by Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista hit a ground ball to Derek Jeter. The Yankees shortstop would fake out Reyes at...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (9/19/14)

Hiroki Kuroda‘s (10-9, 3.81 ERA) time in the Bronx is winding down just like the captain’s. He will take on Mark Buehrle (12-9, 3.40 ERA) as the season comes closer to the end. Kuroda has been taking it easy between starts to avoid a second half collapse like last year, and so far its worked. He is 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA in eight starts since August 1st, holding opponents to...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

The Dodgers did their annual rookie hazing (now “dress up” for “reasons”) after the Rockies series, and I always enjoy it because of its potential to be hilarious and also because it provides me with pictures to chop and/or post when participating players are doing something dumb later on. Like for Hiroki Kuroda: Or Yasiel Puig: #NeverForget Anyway, apparently this year’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Last night, watching Hiroki Kuroda lead the charge across the diamond toward the Rays, it occurred to me that we may be seeing the last of another great Yankee

When benches clear, an unwritten rule says that the no-names must protect the stars. You don't want to lose your starting centerfielder in a rugby scrum on pitchers mound.Along those lines, heros sometimes are made. I shall always remember Shelley Duncan with fondness, because years ago - after a miserable Tampa Ray flattened Francisco Cervelli with a cheap shot, nearly ending...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 148: Cannot close out the finale

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 A pair of former Yankees come through in the ninth to break hearts again. Hiroki Kuroda took the mound looking to keep the slimmest of hopes alive for the Yankees. After a very easy first inning, the Yankees offense would have a flash of power. Against Chris Tillman, Martin Prado would hit a home run just out of the reach of Alejandro De...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 15, 2014  |  1 Comment

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (9/14/14)

Hiroki Kuroda (10-9, 3.91 ERA) and Chris Tillman (12-5, 3.36 ERA) close out the series at Camden Yards. Since the break, Kuroda has cut back on throwing between starts trying to avoid a late season collapse like last season. That didn’t help his last outing, which was his shortest of the season against the Rays, allowing nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings. Tillman went five innings...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 142: Yankees fall short to Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 4 — New York Yankees 3 A strong start would have a bad finish for Hiroki Kuroda. After striking out the side on 10 pitches, Hiroki Kuroda’s start would begin going downhill. His first pitch in the second inning to James Loney would not come back as the Rays’ first baseman hit a home run into deep right field. He would finish the inning but the third would not...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays get to Kuroda early, edge Yankees

NEW YORK -- Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Hours after Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year's experimental rule designed to avoid collisions,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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