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With two outs and the Yankees trailing 2-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night, Hiroki Kuroda threw a strike to hitter J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia just watched the pitch sail through the zone and would have been the third out of the inning.
But catcher Chris Stewart also watched the pitch sail through the zone.
Stewart, apparently crossed up, failed to glove Kuroda’s offering, resulting in a...Read more »
Hiroki Kuroda was brilliant again for the Yankees on Monday night against the Angels, tossing eight shutout innings and striking out seven. It was his ninth scoreless start this season (24 total starts), and fifth in the past six weeks.
Since July 7, Kuroda is 4-1 with an 0.94 ERA in seven games against some tough competition – he’s had to face the Orioles, Red Sox, Rangers and Dodgers during...Read more »
Hiroki Kuroda is a statistical anomaly.
The 38-year-old is pitching to the lowest ERA of his career in a hitter-friendly home park in a hitter-friendly league.
Before coming to the United States, Kuroda pitched 10 seasons for the Hiroshima Carp, posting a 3.77 ERA with 6.62 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.38 walks per nine innings from 1997-2007 in Japan's Central League.
It's...Read more »