Monday, August 12, 2013

Kuroda dominates through 8 as Yanks take opener from Angels, 2-1

Thanks to eight scoreless innings from Hiroki Kuroda, an RBI Single from the red-hot Brett Gardner, and a bomb home run from Curtis Granderson, the Yankees were able to just barely sneak past the Angels tonight at Yankee Stadium, 2-1. In those eight innings, Kuroda really was terrific, giving up no runs, just three hits, and striking out 7. With tonight's win, his record has now improved to 11-7 and his ERA has lowered to 2.33. 

In the top of the ninth inning tonight, Boone Logan and David Robertson combined to give up a run, load the bases with just one out, and make the stadium beg Girardi to put the struggling Mariano Rivera in. Thankfully, Robertson was able to escape the mess he created by striking out Mark Trumbo and former Yankee Chris Nelson to end it, but he did get a little lucky. Because in Nelson's AB, the count was 3-2 when D-Rob through a fastball that was definitely high. But fortunately, Nelson swung at it. So I guess tonight was a good night. 

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