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Made to Order

Hiroki Kuroda has quietly been the Yankees most reliable starting pitcher this season. He had a rough stretch early on and their was talk that the adjustment to the American League East was too much. But that hasn’t been the case overall and Kuroda had another strong start today, just when the team needed it, as he shut out the White Sox for seven innings. He struck out eleven batters–tying a career high–despite not having his best split finger fastball. The Sox only managed three singles against Kuroda.

Solo homers from the lefties Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Dwayne Wise (who added an RBI double) was enough against Jake Peavey who pitched a pretty good game minus those mistakes.

On a unpleasantly warm day in the Bronx, Kuroda and the Yanks cooled off Chicago, and for that we are grateful.

Final Score: Yanks 4, White Sox 0.

[Photo Credit: Thomas Hoepker/MAGNUM PHOTOS]

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 30, 2012 9:51 pm

Oh man! Take the Nestea Plunge!

Brings back sweet memories. When I was kid, whenever we were at a pool or at a lake with a raft, that's all we did man, "take the Nestea plunge" falling back into the water, arms spread wide holding the imaginary iced tea.

I think there was even a jingle as the campaign went on.

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 30, 2012 10:18 pm

[1] Undoubtedly. Good times! : ) I haven't seen a full Yankee game in a week. I didn't even realize tomorrow is Old Timer's Day until 5 minutes ago. I wont miss that one. Yes!

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 1, 2012 4:18 am

[1] Weather report has the heat arriving here this week, Boat. I'm ready for the Mugi-Cha Plunge!

Curtis goes yard! (Got the game on now.)

Music geek in me is appalled that Paul O'Neal's music game with Michael Kay is continuing. "Sweet Home Chicago" is NOT by the Blues Brothers! What kind of answer is that??

4 phil_bonanno   ~  Jul 1, 2012 6:42 am

heading to OT day today, cannot wait -- my one yankee game of the year, let's make it count, bombers!

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