Yankees | Hiroki Kuroda looking good
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:22:49 -0700
New York Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed just one earned run, three hits and a walk over 7 1/3 innings Saturday, April 20, in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also struck out seven batters in the 108-pitch quality start. The Yankees are being careful with Kuroda, who has thrown 100 or more pitches in three of his first four starts. "We've got to remember that he's not 25 anymore either," manager Joe Girardi said. "It's a long season. I think he went 114 (pitches) the time before, but I knew he had an extra day - an extra day leading up to that and an extra day after. We're on five days for a while, and I don't want to kill these guys early."