Tuesday, August 14, 2012
TEXAS TWO STEP
Tuesday night Hiroki Kuroda kept the ball down and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Elvis Andrus ruined his bid for history with an infield single. The crowd at the Stadium gave him an ovation for his effort.
Kuroda started the season on the shaky side but he has definitely turned it around. With CC out, Kuroda has basically become the Yankees ace. Since May 27, Kuroda has won 8 out of 10 with a 2.29 ERA.
Even with Kuroda pitching a great game, his offense was putting up a big zero. In the bottom of the seventh, Nick Swisher capped a great two game run with a two run homer and Tex followed Swisher with a homerun of his own. At the end of the seventh, the Yankees were up 3-0 and that's all Kuroda needed on this night.