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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

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    "This is not a one-on-one game." - Hiroki Kuroda on his matchup with Yu Darvish.
    He's right. Probably more like an 8-1 game.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Altough its only his 4th start, its a big one for Kuroda. I'm not saying he needs to pitch a shutout, but it will be a very bad sign for him and the team if he gets knocked around.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vanderlay View Post
    Altough its only his 4th start, its a big one for Kuroda. I'm not saying he needs to pitch a shutout, but it will be a very bad sign for him and the team if he gets knocked around.
    The best offense in the majors, at their place? if he pitches a mediocre game that would probably be great

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jace View Post
    The best offense in the majors, at their place? if he pitches a mediocre game that would probably be great
    ^this.

    Quite frankly, I think he's going to be battered. Then again I thought he would do good against the Rays and Twins, but struggle against the Angels, so........

    I will be cringing every pitch he throws to Hamilton.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    I think it's going to be a high offense game on both sides. While I do think that Kuroda's going to give up quite a few runs, I believe that the Yankees are going to get to Darvish too. Despite what millions of Japanese TV viewers are anticipating, I don't think we'll be looking at a pitcher's duel.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    If Kuroda can put up an Andy Pettitte type, "bend but don't break performance" where he keeps the ball in the park and gets the big out when he needs it, I'll be more than satisfied. 6+ IP, 3-4 R.

    Meanwhile, I expect the Yankees to take a lot of pitches and wear Darvish out. Both teams will go to their bullpens by the 7th if not sooner.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Both pitchers are learning to pitch in teh AL. Darvish has better stuff but Kuroda has more experience in NL.

    Flip a coin!

  8. #183

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Which Hiroki will show up tonight? It could get very ugly.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

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    Which Hiroki will show up tonight? It could get very ugly.
    I hope it's the one that appears when sh*t gets real
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

  10. #185

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    His bad starts came in colder weather

    Fingers crossed that warmer temps in Tx bring out the best in him

    The contrast between his good and bad starts is scary- seems to be all or nothing. The big selling point on him was his consistency- proven veteran and all....
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    His bad starts came in colder weather

    Fingers crossed that warmer temps in Tx bring out the best in him

    The contrast between his good and bad starts is scary- seems to be all or nothing. The big selling point on him was his consistency- proven veteran and all....
    I was coming here to post almost exactly this. With warm/dry weather hopefully we'll see what we seen against the Angels.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    I hate bringing this up, but... let us not forget that it's cold in October too.
    If he only performs in warm weather, there's going to be...... trouble.
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  13. #188

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    He'll probably adjust. Some of it was nerves, some was the weather. His start against the Twins (or whatever start what was) it was raining. When you're a feel pitcher, I can't imagine that helps your grip.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    I hope it's the one that appears when sh*t gets real
    This made me LOL.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    kuroda seems to do well against free swinging teams that chase a bit aggressively. angels is among the most aggressive teams in the AL, even NL like in their approach.

    rangers though are not like that, even though they had low obp high slg guys in the past, the present version is more balanced.
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    He'll probably adjust. Some of it was nerves, some was the weather. His start against the Twins (or whatever start what was) it was raining. When you're a feel pitcher, I can't imagine that helps your grip.
    It's the worst when the ball is still fresh. The water just on the surface makes it slippery. After the ball absorbs enough moisture it actually becomes easier to grip though heavier.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Kuroda is a talented pitcher. He's mature, experienced, and a proven major leaguer. I fully expect him to keep the team in the game tonight. This one will be up to the offense. I hope they can solve Darvish.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Book closed. Not bad at all. 6 2/3, 5 hits, 2 runs, 5 SO, 2 BB. I'd sign up for that every day.

    Too bad the offense is totally stifled by Darvish.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Kuroda deserved a better fate as he pitched a solid game against a very good offensive team.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Good thing the FO had no interest in Darvish.

    Good job by Kuroda. Shame the offense hasn't woken up and that Darvish has been so good.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Nice job by Kuroda tonight!
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Kuro-san did his job.

    Just bad luck Darvish chose today to make his debut as an ace in MLB.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 89FoxBody View Post
    Good thing the FO had no interest in Darvish.
    I am sorry but my sarcasm detector is not functioning tonight.

    So you thought passing up Darvish was a smart move after tonight's performance by him?

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Kuroda was impressive tonight against the powerful Texas lineup. Good job.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Good game, I don't know if it was him or Martin but you can't call four Straight Curve balls to Josh Hamilton and not expect him to get it right.

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