Saturday, August 4, 2012
KURODA THE CONSISTENT
A bright spot for the Yankees starting pitching staff has been Hiroki Kuroda. Over the last 10 games, Kuroda has gone 6-1 with a 2.74 ERA.
In the last 22 innings, Kuroda has only given up three earned runs and has gone 2-0 and has had 18 strikeouts. What makes him even more valuable is his record at Yankee Stadium. He is 7-3 with a 2.63 ERA. He has had 65 strikeouts in 82 innings. What I find incredible about that, is Kuroda gives up fly balls and that usually doesn't sit well in Yankee Stadium due to the launching pad in right field.
At this point of the season and with Yankees showing sign of wear in the pitching staff, Kuroda is stepping up to become the consistent starter that the Yankees desperately need.