Yankees sweep series over Braves with 3-2 victory behind Kuroda
In Hiroki Kuroda’s past 3 starts he held a 0.83 ERA which was the best out of the Yankees starters so far. Kuroda sure did no problems with pitching well for the Yankees as the Yanks were able to take the series sweep and beat the Braves by a score of 3-2 for the Yanks 6th straight win.
Kuroda pitched 6 innings while only giving up 2 runs on 9 hits with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks. Kuroda did have to work in and out of trouble, but there was something CC-esque about his outing since he was able to hold the Braves to only 2 runs while the Yankees quickly rallied back.
In the first inning, Derek Jeter doubled and was scored on an RBI single by Alex Rodriguez. In the 6th inning after Hiroki Kuroda gave up a HR to Brian McCann, Derek Jeter walked and Curtis Granderson hit a 2 run shot which gave the Yankees their 3-2 lead.
Cody Eppley and Boone Logan pitched well while Clay Rapada had the day off after pitching 4 straight games. The Yankees had Freddy Garcia warming up in the 8th inning but luckily Cody Eppley was able to get the double play to get out of the inning.
Tim Hudson had pitched against the Yankees in the past but the last time that the Hudson had pitched against them was in 2006. The last time Hudson had won against the Yankees was in 2003. Unless Hudson pitches during the Yankees & Braves series in Yankee Stadium then Hudson might not pitch against them again until possibly maybe next year.
The Yankees have the off-day tomorrow and the Yankees will head to Washington to take on Bryce Harper and the red-hot Washington Nationals. David Robertson is making the trip with the team and he is slated to be activated on Friday. Phil Hughes is slated to get the start on Friday.
Posted on June 14, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, David Robertson, Derek Jeter, hiroki kuroda, New York Yankees, Phil hughes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.