For the last few games, the offense for the Yankees had been rolling, with them scoring six runs in back to back games for the first time since May 25th and May 26th. Tonight, Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound and he’ll try to help the Yankees take the series to cap off a successful road trip.
Kuroda has been pitching great for the Yankees as of late, but the issue is the offense becomes non-existent when he takes the mound. Need an example? In Kuroda’s last start, he went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three. Sounds like a very winnable start for the Yankees, right? Well, the Yankees were unable to score for Kuroda, and the Yankees lost the game. Tonight, Kuroda will oppose Scott Kazmir who is coming off a great start. Kazmir went seven innings giving up no runs on four hits while striking out seven, earning the win against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees have their work cut out for them with Kazmir, who has been brilliant this season. Hopefully, Kuroda can give the Yankees the start they need and Kuroda hopes the Yankees can give him offense and keep the ball rolling.