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  1. #576

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Solid but not great start. But his team picked him up.
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  2. #577

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Too many Ks.

  3. #578

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    Good start. This dude has been money
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  4. #579

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Victimized by a fluke hop after he dug himself a hole by not being aggressive enough with weak hitters. But overall he is still getting it done.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    He has allowed at least 3 earned runs in his last six starts.

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    He pitched well for such a long time and for that, you have to give him some leash. But goodness, he has to be better than this coming into October.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Today he had a Game Score of 39 or 37 depending on the inherited runner (who would be an unearned run) but it's his worst Game Score in his last fourteen starts either way.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by b_joseph View Post
    He pitched well for such a long time and for that, you have to give him some leash. But goodness, he has to be better than this coming into October.
    I didnt think he was so bad. First base ump gave away one run w the obvious blown call at first before the HR and Nunez gave away another. Plus we never score for the guy. He pitched well enough to get a W IMO. He probably goes another inning but for the Nunez errors.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JSG View Post
    I didnt think he was so bad. First base ump gave away one run w the obvious blown call at first before the HR and Nunez gave away another. Plus we never score for the guy. He pitched well enough to get a W IMO. He probably goes another inning but for the Nunez errors.
    Though he wasn't great today, I too thought that Kuroda deserved a better fate. The main problem that I thought was after the Yankees gave him the lead, he just as quickly gave it right back and truthfully only poor baserunning by the A's prevented them from taking the lead right there.

  10. #585

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by b_joseph View Post
    He pitched well for such a long time and for that, you have to give him some leash. But goodness, he has to be better than this coming into October.
    Agreed. Letting Oakland tie it immediately after the Yankees gave him a lead was weak.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 2JAY View Post
    Though he wasn't great today, I too thought that Kuroda deserved a better fate.
    It wasn't his best game but the A's got 4 "free" run 2 on wild pitches from Kuroda, 1 on a bad call from the ump and on on Nunez E. Tough to beat a good team like that.
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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by b_joseph View Post
    He pitched well for such a long time and for that, you have to give him some leash. But goodness, he has to be better than this coming into October.
    Well, even when Kuroda was at his peak in early August, his FIP was nearly a run higher than his actual ERA, which to me spoke that he was pitching above his actual numbers and was due for a slight market correction.

    That is what I believe has happened over the last few weeks. He was aided by some good luck early on and now becoming a victim of some bad luck.
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  13. #588

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    wondering if he's a bit gassed. he's already pitched more innings this year than during any other single season in his career.

    still, with nothing he battles his brains out and keeps us in the game. if only aj could have done that.
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  14. #589

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    I am not convinced that he should be considered our #2.

    However, I fully expect Girardi's stupid L/R obsession to extend to the pitching staff, so he'll want to split up Sabathia and Pettitte even though there's no good reason for it.
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  15. #590

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Last time Andy Pettitte pitched 200+ IPs with 120+ERA+, he was still in Astros uniform.

    CC and Moose are the last two pitchers to manage 200+IPs with 120+ERA+s in Yankees uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    wondering if he's a bit gassed. he's already pitched more innings this year than during any other single season in his career.

    still, with nothing he battles his brains out and keeps us in the game. if only aj could have done that.
    His average velocity on fastballs last night was the highest recorded this season.

    Plenty left in the tank. He has probably just been too pumped about playing in meaningful games.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Good luck tonight Hiroki Kuroda.
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  18. #593

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Anyone still concerned about cold-weather Kuroda?


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    Kuroda was awesome. He will pick up some big wins in the playoffs. He is cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarey View Post
    Anyone still concerned about cold-weather Kuroda?
    Not weather, but he has now thrown 17 more innings than he has in any previous season, at age 37. Fatigue could be an issue the deeper they go in the postseason.
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  21. #596

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Not weather, but he has now thrown 17 more innings than he has in any previous season, at age 37. Fatigue could be an issue the deeper they go in the postseason.
    that's my concern. However, he's a smart pitcher. He'll keep us into any game. Dude has been $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ all year.
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  22. #597

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    He recorded 2 of 3 highest average fastball velocities of the season in his last two starts.

    I don't think fatigue is an issue.

    I'm more worried about him getting too worked up and losing command.

    Kuroda and Cano deserve team MVP honors. They both carried the team for extended periods of time at various points of the season while key players were out.

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    For the first time in a long time (possibly all season), he's in the Top 10 in the AL Cy Young Predictor at http://espn.go.com/mlb/features/cyyoung which says players on division-winning teams get a 12 point Victory Bonus but isn't giving the Yankees any Victory Bonus now. Soriano leads the Yankee in the Cy Young predictor in 7th (6th if you give him the Victory Bonus) and Kuroda is 10th (8th if you give him the Victory Bonus).

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    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Good luck again Hiroki Kuroda. Your pitching helped the Yankees win the AL East last Wednesday.

    It's time for you to deliver again tonight to give the Yankees a 2-1 ALDS lead.
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  25. #600

    Re: 2012 Hiroki Kuroda performance thread

    Big night for Kuroda tonight. He seems to put a ton of pressure on himself, but he also seems to be accustomed to performing under that pressure. I hope he can pitch a great game tonight and bring us one step closer to the ALCS.
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