Monday, April 8, 2013
Yankees "Pronk" the Indians
Hiroki Kuroda made his first start since bruising his right middle finger. Kuroda admitted that he was not 100% but was able to pitch. His first inning was brutal; Kuroda was unable to throw a strike. He was walking hitters left and right and surrendered three runs in the process. He settled down shortly thereafter, going 5.1 innings and allowing only the three runs in the first inning. The Yankees bullpen took over following Kuroda and delivered a commendable performance. I throw this start away, despite Kuroda getting the win because he was still searching for his pitches in the beginning of this start. He was able to locate, but in the end his high pitch count was the culprit for his short outing.
The Yankees will try to extend their winning streak to three games tomorrow night as Andy Pettitte will make a start, coming off a stellar eight inning performance at Yankee Stadium. Opposing this hot Yankees lineup will be Carlos Carrasco.