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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    He had absolutely nothing today...
    I guess the one silver lining is that after the brutal first inning, he gutted out to pitch into the 6th inning.

  2. #427

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Joe should have left him in to face Ortiz. He could have been in line for the win.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by H.Kokubo View Post
    He had absolutely nothing today...
    I guess the one silver lining is that after the brutal first inning, he gutted out to pitch into the 6th inning.
    Yes, and that's no small thing. Despite the horrible first, he righted the ship and kept his team in a position to win. That's a professional job there.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Yes, and that's no small thing. Despite the horrible first, he righted the ship and kept his team in a position to win. That's a professional job there.
    And saved the bullpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    And saved the bullpen.

    yes....particularly with a DH tomorrow...it was a nice grind it out.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    NYY bullpen usage: Logan, Eppley, Robertson, Soriano.
    BOS bullpen usage: Albers, Miller, Padilla, Atchinson, Melancon (basically the whole bullpen minus the long reliever whoever it is and "closer").

    I guess assuming the Yankees go on and win this game, this game is a pretty good gutty win that didn't burn the bullpen that much.
    Considering Kuroda was eventually bound to have a stinker (he was due for one, without taking anything away from his recent great streak), the positive is that it was on a game that the Yankees bats came alive in.
    I still expect him to have a good second half from him though...granted the first game after the AS break against Weaver doesn't look like a great game for him to pick up his 50th MLB win.
    Last edited by H.Kokubo; 07-06-12 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Forgot Aceves warmed up but didn't pitch

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    He was throwing pies in the first inning but in a normal ballpark he would have likely limited the damage. The defense didn't do him any favors either.
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  8. #433

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    He was throwing pies in the first inning but in a normal ballpark he would have likely limited the damage. The defense didn't do him any favors either.
    Very true. Also agree 100% that managing to last 5 2/3 innings was a huge help to the team as they try to get through these last three games before the break.
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  9. #434

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    This is what a No. 2, or even an ace, looks like on a bad day.

    Made adjustments to gut through 5.2 and kept us in the game.

    AJ would have melted like ice cream in a sauna.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by grizy View Post
    This is what a No. 2, or even an ace, looks like on a bad day.

    Made adjustments to gut through 5.2 and kept us in the game.

    AJ would have melted like ice cream in a sauna.
    well said. i was highly impressed with how long her lasted givenhow utterly ineffective he was at times. when they came back, i never thought we'd win that game but hiroki deserves credit for reducing the bullpen load.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by grizy View Post
    Just had nothing for two innings tonight. Gutted it out for 3 more but meh.

    Without that mockery of a wall Kuroda's probably looking at 4 or 5 instead of 7 ERs though.
    He only allowed 6 earned runs.

  12. #437

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    What does this guy have to pitch like to even get a bump of his thread?

    But man, 30 innings no runs on day games? Girardi should just pitch him in all day games from now on

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Not counting our chickens before they're hatched, but if the Yankees do make it to the post
    season and they happen to draw a day game in the ALDS, I want Kuroda on the mound for that game!

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Kuroda's career splits don't show much of a difference between day games and night games. Going into today, he had a career WHIP of 1.197 in both day games and night games.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Only guy I know who can pitch wth his eyes closed
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  16. #441

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    the more i see him pitch, the more i like him

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    I really like Kuroda. He fits the Yankees' need for a pitcher who can throw quality starts. I am, however, a bit worried about him going up against a really good lineup in the playoffs, when we will probably have a need for our starters to be more dominant rather than just keep us in games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    Only guy I know who can pitch wth his eyes closed
    really? I'm pretty sure the guy in my avatar could pull it off.
    Mariano Rivera was so great he was able to close a Denny's.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    I was following on Gameday in between working. Everytime I got a chance to check, the Yankees were at bat, so I knew he had to be dealin'. Did he work faster than usual yesterday or was it just a matter of being in control?
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    I was following on Gameday in between working. Everytime I got a chance to check, the Yankees were at bat, so I knew he had to be dealin'. Did he work faster than usual yesterday or was it just a matter of being in control?
    Everything was in control. He commanded all his pitches and made the hitters off balance.

    That's pitching.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    Everything was in control. He commanded all his pitches and made the hitters off balance.

    That's pitching.
    He was a great pickup in the 20 team fantasy league we have on here. Someone dumped him after his somewhat slow start. With the exception of a couple duds, he's been my fantasy team's ace.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Job well done again. The Yankees needed this win.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Way to stop the skid - a page out of Pettitte's book.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Eight starts where he's allowed 1ER or less. His peripherals are in line with his Dodger days (apparently, guys who succeed in the NL are capable of doing it in the AL, who knew?). Should definitely be brought back next year.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    Eight starts where he's allowed 1ER or less. His peripherals are in line with his Dodger days (apparently, guys who succeed in the NL are capable of doing it in the AL, who knew?). Should definitely be brought back next year.
    Maybe the Yankees should wait and see what happens for the rest of this year (and possibly October) before they start making decisions about next season. No?
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