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Kuroda tosses another gem to lead Yanks past Jays

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on May 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Hiroki Kuroda

On the same day Andy Pettitte was placed on the 15-day disabled list, Hiroki Kuroda gave the Yankees the kind of performance that has enabled them to withstand devastating injuries all season.

For the fourth consecutive start, Kuroda went at least seven innings and allowed two earned runs or less. In fact, the veteran right-hander didn’t allow a single run on Friday night, surrendering just two hits over eight innings to lead to the Yankees to a 5-0 win in their series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitched nearly as well through the first six innings – allowing just two runs on three runs – but the Yankees got to him in the seventh.

Rookie David Adams led off the inning with a ground rule double, which was followed by a bunt single from Ichiro. Austin Romine doubled down the left field line to extend the lead to 3-0, knocking Buehrle out of the game. He was replaced by Aaron Loup, who promptly gave up a sac fly to Jayson Nix and an RBI single to Brett Gardner to extend the Yankees’ lead to 5-0.

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67 Responses to “Kuroda tosses another gem to lead Yanks past Jays”

  1. Nick in SF May 17th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I’m calling this the feel-good win of the day.

  2. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    Romine could win this job.
    _

    I don’t know if he could, but he should.

  3. Tyler May 17th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    You would think Betances is sent down for Joba. They’ll give him some more time to get used to the ‘pen.. I don’t think he got caught up because he was pitching well but more so because he’s already on the 40 man.

  4. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Kuroda already has a 9 inning shut out and a 7 inning shut out to go with his 8 inning shut out today. Beast.

  5. UnKnown May 17th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Stewart’s groin is magically feeling a lot better all of a sudden. :lol:

    I think he might just let Joe know that he is good to go tomorrow.

  6. Against All Odds May 17th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    DRob couldn’t do it last year.

    ————————-

    He closed 1 game, blew another, got two outs at the end of another game and then went down with an injury.

  7. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    If Romine keeps hitting line drives he will start over Stewart.

  8. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Wow! A Beach Boy song, In My Room on a tv ad. Nice.

  9. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I love these 2 1/2 hour no drama wins….

  10. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Mick, if Joe were fair that would be the case. I’m afraid, however, he’s got certain biases.

  11. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Games are always more enjoyable for me when young players play a key role.

  12. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Mick, if Joe were fair that would be the case. I’m afraid, however, he’s got certain biases.
    ==============
    Like when he pinchhit for Arod last year?

  13. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Welcome to the Post Game Show at LoHud.

  14. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    It would be foolish to say that a rookie with little experience is ‘better’ presently than Stewart. Stewart sucks but he is decent to good defensively and will generally hit atrociously by major league standards but better than a player that is not a major league caliber person. That makes him a nice backup catcher but not a guy you keep around or worry about.

    The reason why you play Romine over Stewart is precisely because Stewart is only a backup catcher (and not like the best of the backup catchers either) and because Romine’s upside is full time starter. His downside and present talent level may be ‘non-mlb player’, like a guy who hits .100 or whatever because they are overmatched, but the Yankees owe it to themselves to find out if he is a backup catcher or heaven forbid a starter.

    Stewart has none of the upside, just the safe baseline expectation of a player that is one of the worst offensive players in the league. The key word there, again, is ‘in the league’. It does take talent to be the worst of the best, which major league players are compared to the thousands of minor league players that never make it or wash out quickly.

    Gotta give Romine the chance, even if Stewart is theoretically better *right now*. Prospects take time to adjust usually and you can’t find out where Romine is at without playing time.

    Personally I hope stewarts crotch falls off and we get Romine as the full timer until Cervelli comes off the DL in late june or whenever.

  15. Bo knows May 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there are little mean gremlins out there.

  16. UnKnown May 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....eck-86691/

    Check this kid out with the draft coming up. I sure wouldn’t be sad if we took him. WOW

  17. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Joe is in his walk year like Cano.
    He wants to go into the winter a winner.
    Bias, schmias.

  18. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    The Yankees have struggled, generally, at bringing in starters in the last decade. They succeeded big time with Kuroda and CC.

  19. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I think their plan all along was to go with Romine but he needed more work due to injury last year.

  20. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    “Personally I hope stewarts crotch falls off and we get Romine as the full timer until Cervelli comes off the DL in late june or whenever.”

    Sparing myself the visual, I certainly agree with the goal.

  21. mick May 17th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Kuroda and CC are smart. They wanted to be here. Not just out of convenience like the others.

  22. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Check this kid out with the draft coming up. I sure wouldn’t be sad if we took him. WOW

    Personally coached by Barry Bonds? Sign me up. Can we get a 2 for 1 where we draft this kid and Bonds comes out of retirement to DH for us? I bet he could hit .250/.400/.500 right now.

  23. Bo knows May 17th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Games are always more enjoyable for me when young players play a key role.
    ————–
    Yep, I laughed out loud when Adams was put away with that heater down the middle. He was geared for the slider.

    “Welcome to the Majors kid”

  24. blake May 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Kuroda has been the glue to the pitching staff the last two seasons….when CC got hurt last year he was the guy stepped up and he’s been just unreal this year. Exactly what they needed tonight.

    Adams is a legit big leaguer

  25. Nick in SF May 17th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I was asking for Barry Bonds in 2008 but I did not get my wish.

    They probably make the playoffs with him in that alternate universe.

  26. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Congrats Yankee fans, I’m glad I missed this one. Mick, look up Mathew Sweet in combo with, Susanna Hoffs – very good :)

  27. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Niblick, “Joe has biases”?

    Yes he’ll play the players who can win for him, that’s his bias.

    Isn’t a Niblick an old time name for a golf club? ;)

  28. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I was asking for Bonds at the end of the ’92 season, as were the Yankees. If only…

  29. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    How exactly does one’s crotch fall off? Can we send Stewie a binder of instructions?

  30. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Sorry, Mathew is spelled as , Matthew.

  31. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I was asking for Barry Bonds in 2008 but I did not get my wish.

    Me too, how they let that team flounder with Barry sitting there in free agency begging for a team to sign him is beyond me. Stupid black list.

  32. RS May 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    What’s impressive is that Kuroda has faced this Jays team 3 times now in just the past month and he has only gotten better each time

  33. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Niblick henceforth to be AKA Seven Wood!

    Were you the groundskeeper at St. Andrews? ;)

  34. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    How exactly does one’s crotch fall off? Can we send Stewie a binder of instructions?

    If you pull the groin hard enough I believe it falls off.

  35. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    comn – yes, it’s approximately a 9 iron.

  36. Bo knows May 17th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Claiborne looked pretty shaky tonight. A little bit of luck, works for me.

  37. Bo knows May 17th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    If you pull the groin hard enough I believe it falls off.
    —-
    Yeah, but first they have to unscrew the belly button. Hard not to notice.

  38. Nick in SF May 17th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    “Me too, how they let that team flounder with Barry sitting there in free agency begging for a team to sign him is beyond me. Stupid black list.”

    List of color.

  39. blake May 17th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Sounds like J Ram had another solid outing

  40. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....92CF8A5D3C

    thanks mills

  41. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    DFA Ben Francisco and bring up Almonte or Mesa, who cares if they suck. I’d rather they suck than watch Ben Francisco suck (we knew he sucked)

  42. fantasygame101 May 17th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    on a day where the suppose to be veteran struggles, the young ones did their job. Hope this is a start of something good for romine. Stewart injuries could have free his mind and not always looking over his shoulder bec. he knows his manager does not have a choice.

  43. UnKnown May 17th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    JF well said good takes. I agree.

    You are probably right. Romine isn’t “better” than Stewart right now. He sure will be with just a little bit of playing time. I know he will never become a good player without you know actually playing. Catching BP’s everyday isn’t going to cut it. You have to actually at some point get out of the dugout and play. Make mistakes, get shaken off, all of that stuff. Throw to second when you shouldn’t and learn from all of it. Then and only then will good things start to happen. Weird how that works.

  44. Bo knows May 17th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    The offense ran into a buzz saw – 14 SOs

  45. fantasygame101 May 17th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    The great Francisco must be chasing pitches bec. nobody better than him can protect him on this team.

  46. UpState May 17th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Matthew Wilder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY41o-iZStI

  47. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Mick, at first I didn’t realize Hoff’s attachment to the Bangles. Then I did! Didn’t the Bangles do a great version of, ” Hazy Shade of Winter ” ?

  48. UpState May 17th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Sweet

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLLHb7dAKmo

  49. jacksquat May 17th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Ramirez is too good for AA, they should move him up.

  50. blake May 17th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I hope Kuroda will want to come back another year in 2014 and that Hals budget won’t stop him if he wants to…..he’s really good and should be good next yr too

  51. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    mills check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1akdibKMSk

  52. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I’m hoping Kuroda’s excellence will force Hal’s hand. That’s why I wanted Mo to pitch another year. I think the guy is afraid of a big public relations hit. If he knows it’s coming, he’ll blink.

  53. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Mathew Wilder. I had a friend in dental school who they wouldn’t pass through first year. She was determined, ” nothing going to break my spine, oh no ” – I’m sure she’s doing fine. Great spirit!

  54. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    check out gregg and conan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvtP3rbr5ps

  55. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Rich
    Kuroda is just coming into his own and he has dignity so he won’t hold Hal up.
    Hal is committed to pitching so Hiro could be here awhile.

  56. jackamir May 17th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Nothing from ITSGONNABEALONGSEASON, I wonder why?

  57. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    yeah where’s randi?

  58. Jesus Bustero May 17th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Randi is hung over still from celebrating Montero’s 2-8 dominance and subpar catching.

  59. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6up076lSH8

    maybe he’s tied to the whipping post

  60. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “Hal is committed to pitching so Hiro could be here awhile.”

    I don’t think Hal distinguishes between pitchers and hitters.

  61. mick May 17th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Pitching is his mantra as told by the Cash man.

  62. Patrick May 17th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Adams definitely has the ability to hit in the majors, glad we are seeing him finally.

  63. UpState May 17th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Adams now ahead of Musty ?

  64. Jerkface May 17th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Adams now ahead of Musty ?

    As a prospect? always. But Musty should come up and replace Francisco.

  65. austinmac May 17th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Musty is starting to hit in AAA. And he can play outfield.

  66. mick May 17th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    warren, romine, phelps, adams, nuno, claiborne, just about all due to injuries, 25% of the team
    and plenty more to come, the future looks bright…

    …can’t have enough injuries.

  67. 86w183 May 18th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Morning all! Really excited about what’s happening with the youngsters…. As well as Hal trying to get Cano signed.

    Mustelier’s progress could finally rid us of the scourge of Ben Fran-Whiff-sco. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but there isn’t a worse hitter in MLB this season.


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