Offense let’s Kuroda down in 2-1 loss to Rays


Hiroki Kuroda gave the Yankees everything they asked for; he went eight innings and only gave up two runs. Unfortunately, the Yankees were unable to hit with runners in scoring position causing them to fall to the Rays in a 2-1 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

Kuroda gave up two runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts and the Yankees let David Huff pitch a scoreless ninth.

The Yankees scored their lone run in the fourth inning when Jacoby Ellsbury got caught in a rundown, but an errant throw by Ben Zobrist allowed Derek Jeter to score from third. Jeter started the inning with a double, tying Lou Gehrig with the most doubles in Yankees history.

What’s Next?

Vidal Nuno is coming off a great start against the Toronto Blue Jays but the Yankees need him to build on that as the Yankees attempt to prevent a series sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for the Rays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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3 Responses to Offense let’s Kuroda down in 2-1 loss to Rays

  1. Marius says:

    Kuroda played quite well in my opinion. If he improves a bit, the next games should go better…

  2. Robert Rufa says:

    There are a few multi-millionaires in the lineup who should be returning their paychecks until they start earning them. Something's wrong with a system in which a guy can be paid millions to perform and then not be docked somehow for failing. Salesmen work on commission. Maybe ballplayers should too.

    • David NY Fan says:

      Robert lighten up, do you forget that much of the worth of a player is bringing fans to the park and bringing in revenue to the team, you cannot measure that game by game.

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