Yankees Game 17: Late game collapse

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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 […]

Yankees @ Rays (4/18/14)

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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 […]

Yankees vs Red Sox (4/12/14)

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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 […]

Yankees Game 7: Kuroda great in home opener

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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 […]

Home Opener (4/7/14)

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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 […]

Yankees Game 2: Absent offense behind Kuroda

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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 […]

Yankees @ Astros (4/2/14)

After an abysmal season opener, Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for game two against Jarred Cosart in hopes of getting the star studded team on track. In five of his six Major League seasons, Kuroda has made at least 30 starts and tossed at least 180 innings. He has the lowest career ERA (3.40) of […]

Yankees Spring Training Game 32: Tanaka tunes up for the season

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Miami Marlins 0 — New York Yankees 3 The regular season is coming quickly and starting pitchers begin to prepare for their day in the schedule. Today’s starting pitcher will be tabbed with the second game of the season. Hiroki Kuroda started tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins. Kuroda allowed a leadoff single to start […]

Starting rotation all but set

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As spring training winds down to it’s final week, manager Joe Girardi has announced the starters for the opening series against the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia will get his sixth straight opening day start for the Yanks, with Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova following him. This means we’ll get to see Masahiro Tanaka make his […]

Yankees Spring Training 15: Cervelli serves up two bombs

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Detroit Tigers 7 — New York Yankees 7 Hiroki Kuroda got the start today and it wasn’t a start worth writing home about. The first two batters hit a single and scored a run on an error by Kelly Johnson. A second run would come in on a sacrifice fly. After another couple of singles, […]

Free Agent Spotlight: Hiroki Kuroda

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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 […]

Yankees Spring Training Game 5: Tanaka debuts

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Philadelphia Phillies 0 — New York Yankees 4 The story of today’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies was the pitching. To start the game, CC Sabathia made his Spring debut. The slimmed down Sabathia would allow two hits in two innings of work but would hold the Phillies scoreless. Hiroki Kuroda would follow and would […]

Finding the Fifth Man

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It is time to begin the post Andy Pettitte era in the Bronx (again.) With the signing of Tanaka, four of the five starting pitchers are pretty much set barring some 2013-like bad luck. CC Sabathia will most likely open the season per the norm, even though he is coming off his worst season as […]

Masahiro Tanaka to be posted

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After much speculation and rumors, starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.   Rakuten’s decision to post Masahiro Tanaka was announced by team president Yozo Tachibana. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) December 25, 2013   The 25-year old Japanese right-hander gained notoriety for his undefeated streak in the 2013 season. […]

Yankees to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda

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While the Yankees and the rest of the baseball world reacts to Robinson Cano‘s mega deal with Seattle, the Yankees made an important move that helps their anemic pitching staff. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, New York finalized a deal with Hiroki Kuroda for one year at $16 million. Kuroda could earn […]

Cano, and others, receive qualifying offer

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The New York Yankees have made qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and outfielder Curtis Granderson. This was first reported by Buster Olney.   Yankees announce they have made qualifying offers to Robinson Cano, Hiroki Kuroda and Curtis Granderson, As expected. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 4, 2013   It […]

Yankees Game 157: Absent offense in critical game

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Tampa Bay Rays 7 — New York Yankees 0   The Yankees couldn’t get the offense going in tonight’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees turned to Hiroki Kuroda with each of these remaining six games being tremendous if the Yankees have any postseason hopes. The first batter, Matt Joyce, didn’t let […]

Yankees game 157 lineup: 9/24/13

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It’s the last week of the regular season and the Yankees are four games out of a Wild Card spot. The Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound. In Kuroda’s last start at Toronto, the Japanese right-hander went six innings allowing three runs. He made the most of what he had despite it not being […]

Yankees Game 153: Tough loss to end the series

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New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 6   Hiroki Kuroda endured through tough innings but a questionable relief choice proved costly in tonight’s 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The game didn’t start too well for Hiroki Kuroda. Jose Reyes and Munenori Kawasaki got on with a pair of singles. Brett Lawrie […]

Yanks looking for final push

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“Just when I thought I was out… They pull me back in.” That famous quote, from the somewhat infamous Godfather III, describes the feeling that the New York Yankees have given fans over the past  month or so. Just when you think you’ve given up on them, just when you change the channel in disgust, […]