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Puttin’ in Work

Boy, Hiroki Kuroda handled the Royals’ hitters on Sunday. Gave up a run in the first and another in the eighth; otherwise, they didn’t give him much trouble and hit a lot of ground balls. Kuroda is a pro, man. His time in New York will be brief (even if he does return next year which seems unlikely), but we’ll remember him with fondness for his professionalism and effectiveness.

Robinson Cano (10) and Vernon Wells (9?!) wasted flat sliders from Ervin Santana in the third–both were shots–and Wells added an RBI single in the fifth. That was more than enough. Mariano faced three batters in the ninth (a single; ground ball double play..on the first pitch, thank you very much; fly out to right), good for his fifteenth save and the Yankees’ fifth straight win.

Final Score: Yanks 4, Royals 2.


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1 Boatzilla   ~  May 12, 2013 5:01 pm

Nice tidy little present for all the Mom's out there. You lady's are the real heroes.

Quick and nasy change of subjects...I'm surprised there is no chatter on the Banter about Joba dissing Mo. I wager that's a nail on Joba's coffin.

2 Boatzilla   ~  May 12, 2013 5:03 pm

[1] Oops. Dang, it's too early out here. That be "moms" and "you ladies." Gad that's embarrassing.

3 rbj   ~  May 12, 2013 6:06 pm

[1] Not much to say other than trade Joba.

4 Boatzilla   ~  May 12, 2013 6:46 pm

[3] His role has been whittled down to almost nothing anyway.

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Joba will (probably) apologize, Mo will forgive. Story should go away.

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 12, 2013 7:28 pm

5) He did and so did he. Story is already history. Ah, the modern-day news cycle. Boy, it sure helps when you're winning, don't it?

7 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 12, 2013 7:55 pm

[6] Winning using 50% of the payroll. This year should be a lesson to the owners (the GM and manager already know). Good durable roll players + hungry competent rookies + a superstar or two + great pitching will make a regular season. How this current active roster would do in the playoffs is a mystery.

I don't know if the Yankees are paying all of VWells' salary, but he has been so worth it. I believe that after he got the big contract with the Jays, he pressed and played injured to prove his value. It might have taken this long for him to really recover health-wise. He must be loving life right now.

8 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2013 8:01 pm

[7] They are not. They get $9.5 Million this year and $18.6 M next year from Toronto. It's just a great deal for the Yankees.

9 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 12, 2013 8:25 pm

Interesting happenings right now in the ESPN game; White Sox-Angels.

10 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 12, 2013 8:47 pm

Sale gave up his first hit in the seventh. A fast roller up the middle by Trout.

11 Chris   ~  May 12, 2013 9:33 pm

[7] Word. I stand by my spring "hungry" comment.

How about a hand for Mr Hiroki Kuroda ladies and gentlemen.

12 Jon Weisman   ~  May 12, 2013 10:29 pm

Hiroki Kuroda ... as I promised you all.

13 Boatzilla   ~  May 13, 2013 1:12 am

[5] No, I want Joba gone. Soon. He's obnoxious and he's just not that good anymore. Read Wallace Mathews on the incident.

14 BobbyB   ~  May 13, 2013 8:32 am

I want Joba gone, too. He a pain in the ass, and he attracts midges. 'Nuff said.

15 Alex Belth   ~  May 13, 2013 8:45 am

12) You did indeed. You da man!

16 RIYank   ~  May 13, 2013 10:09 am

Oh, man. Joba. Midges. Cleveland. Ugh.

Hey, Corbin Joseph arrives to play 1B!
So surely the plan is to trade him. Right? Because he's a second baseman, and even if they decided he could play first, there's still no room. Anyway it will be fun to see him.

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