Kuroda in Cruise Control

Hiroki Kuroda has been on quite the roll lately, finally finding some consistency on the mound

  Perhaps it was the nerves of transitioning to a new team that got the best of him in the beginning of the year. Or maybe it was just the pressure of playing baseball in the big apple that took some time for him to adjust to. Whatever the case may be, Hiroki Kuroda seems [...]

Yankees Game 72 Lineup: 06/25/12


Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the Yankees tonight, in game one of a three-game set against the Cleveland Indians. In his last outing vs. the Braves, Kuroda allowed four runs over seven innings for the loss. The 37-year-old is 3-1 in his last five starts. Alex Rodriguez sits; Dewayne Wise gets rare [...]

Yankees Game 67 Lineup: 06/19/12


The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight in game two of a three-game set against the Braves. Kuroda will have a hard time topping Sabathia’s outing, but he has pitched well as of late. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning on June 8, then struck out a season-high eight batters [...]

Yanks Streaking, Host Braves


When CC Sabathia takes the mound tonight against the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees will have a chance to do something they haven’t done in seven years – have a 10-game winning streak. That streak came in May of ’05, as Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are the only mainstays from that team. If Interleague play [...]

Yankees Game 62 Lineup: 06/13/12


The Yankees look to sweep the Braves tonight as they send right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to the mound. Kuroda went seven innings, striking out seven, walking one and allowing one hit last Friday vs. the Mets. The 37-year-old has a 1-4 career record against the Braves, but with a 2.10 ERA. Kuroda’s career batting average is [...]

Pitchers Near Perfect


The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The [...]

Subway Series Lineup: 06/08/12

Subway Series

Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the Yankees tonight in the first game of a three-game set against crosstown rivals, the New York Mets. Kuroda didn’t fare well against the Mets in four seasons with the Dodgers, going just 1-5 with a 5.75 ERA in seven career starts. The Yankees lead the all-time series [...]

Closer Look at Dandy Andy


Andy Pettitte’s performance last night turned back the clock. For a span of about three hours, I felt as if I was 14 years old again. Number 46 dealing on the mound, pitching in a game against a division rival with first place on the line. Pettitte went 7.1 innings, giving up two hits, walking [...]

Yankees Game 52 Lineup: 06/02/12

Hiroki Kuroda goes tonight for the Yankees and is still trying to win consecutive starts for the first time this season

After a 9-4 dominating victory over the Detroit Tigers last night, the Yankees have now won seven of their last nine games and are inching their way closer to the top of the AL East division ladder. Just 1.5 games back now, the teams offensive turnaround has been the driving factor in their recent success. [...]

No Support for Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda's lack of run support has followed him from LA to NY.

When Hiroki Kuroda came to the Yankees in the offseason, many thought he would win at least 15 games now that he was coming to a team with a potent offense. As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kuroda received very limited run support. In four yeas in LA, Kuroda was just 41-46 with [...]

Yankees Game 42 Lineup: 05/21/12

Hiroki Kuroda has had significant success at home this season. The Yankees need this from him again tonight in Bronx.

After five strong innings of work, C.C. Sabathia lost his command in sixth and dug the Yankees a hole they couldn’t crawl out of, resulting in Sabathia’s second straight loss. The series with the Reds didn’t go as planned and the Yankees lost two out of three games as their troubles driving in runs continues. [...]

Yankees Game 38 Lineup: 05/17/12

Phil Hughes will try to duplicate the success of his last start, as he takes the mound again tonight in Toronto

Last night the Yankees suffered another disappointing loss as the Yankees went down to Toronto, 8-1. Once again the offensive unit was kept quiet, wile Hiroki Kuroda struggled on the mound and the Blue Jays took advantage with the long ball. Tonight the Yankees will try to bounce back and take game two to split [...]

Yankees Game 37 Lineup: 05/16/12

Kuroda gets the start on the mound for the Yankees tonight, in hopes of winning back to back starts for the first time this season

Due in part to an anemic offense that was only able to muster up five hits total in the game, C.C. Sabathia suffered his first loss last night as the Yankees fell to the Orioles by a score of 5-2. The Yankees are on the road again tonight as they stop in Toronto to begin [...]

Bats, Arms Can’t Find Rhythm

Both the pitching and offense haven't been able to get on the same page.

Coming into this year, the Yankees seemed to be one of the deepest teams in baseball. They had more arms than spots to put them, and a seasoned bench backing up future hall of famers. For the past two years, New York cracked the 850 runs scored mark, the only team to do so. Last [...]

Yankees Game 32 Lineup: 05/11/12


The Yankees will send right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight against the Seattle Mariners. Kuroda, 37, is looking to rebound from a poor outing last week in Kansas City. He only lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on six hits. The right-hander is making his seventh start of the season. Eric Chavez [...]

Series Preview: Mariners @ Yankees


It’s going to be a big weekend in the Bronx as the Yankees welcome the Seattle Mariners to their home venue for a three-game series. Between the return of former Yanks prospect, Jesus Montero, who was traded to the Mariners in the offseason, as well as the homecoming of former pinstripe, Andy Pettitte, who will [...]

Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

The bewildered Phil Hughes and the Yankees will look to get the club a win today as they still try to get it together.

  Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score. This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an [...]

Yankees Game 27 Lineup: 05/05/12

Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight's game for the Yankees against the Kansas City Royals

After getting a much needed victory last night in Kansas City to snap their three-game losing streak, the Yankees will take on the Royals again tonight in game three of the four-game road series. Hiroki Kuroda will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees tonight, following yet another strong performance by C.C. Sabathia last night. [...]

Yankees Top Two Turning it Around

Joe Girardi will rely heavily on C.C. Sabathia an Hiroki Kuroda this season as the Yankees are challenged with establishing the rest of their starting rotation

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the starting rotation in New York through the first month of regular season play, it seems as though the top two starters, C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, have at least turned it around with solid performances in their most recent starts, providing back-to-back wins for the team. Last night, [...]

Series Preview: Orioles @ Yankees


  The Yankees will open a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. For the Yanks, Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound as he looks to improve upon his 1-3 record, as well as sub-par 4.38 ERA. Despite a loss in his last outing, due to a [...]