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    by Published on 04-16-12 09:35 AM

    If you’ve been reading this site since last season, you probably already know that, though I like him, I’ve generally been a little cautious with regards to how successful Ivan Nova can be over the long term due to his lack of strikeouts and lack of swing and miss stuff. Well so far this season, Nova has struck out 15 batters over his first 13 innings, and seems to be getting swinging strikeouts almost on command when he gets into a pitcher’s count. So what’s the difference, and is this just a small sample size curiosity, or can Nova actually keep this up? Read More
    by Published on 04-13-12 05:04 PM

    Jorge Posada got the afternoon started with an emotional ceremonial first pitch, but it was Hiroki Kuroda who captivated Yankee fans from the Yankee Stadium mound on this day. After a very pedestrian debut with the Yankees’ in Tampa Bay, Kuroda drew the start in the Yankees’ home opener and responded by tossing a gem, carrying a four hit shutout into the 9th inning before Joe Girardi lifted him for David Robertson after a Bobby Abreu infield single. Kuroda was good in every facet of his game, working quickly, throwing strikes, and commanding all of pitches throughout the course of the game to keep the Angels’ bats at bay. READ MORE

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