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Friday, April 13, 2012

KING KURODA

That alone sounds like a creature from the Godzilla series, but the truth of the matter is, Hiroki Kuroda was amazing today, there is no other way of putting it. He pitched 8 innings, allowed only 5 hits and no runs and struck out 6. If this is what Brian Cashman had in mind, then Cashman’s a genius because Kuroda looked terrific, and give some credit to Russell Martin behind the plate. Don’t forget, Martin and Kuroda were former battery mates in Los Angeles with the Dodgers… they're back together now and I believe that had something to do with today's performance. But let me back up a moment…

The day started with Jorge Posada throwing out the first pitch to his father who caught it. Now, I get broken up every time I read about father and son relationships that have a bond stronger than steel. I found it refreshing to see Robinson Cano win the Home Run derby with his father Jose throwing to him and I found today's first pitch touching as well. You can’t help but love Jorge Posada and everything this family stands for. A strong bond and I tip my cap. So, in essence, that began the perfect day in the Bronx.

While Kuroda pitched his gem, the offense was terrific as well. Nick Swisher cleared the bases in the first inning with a double and trust me, this will be Nick Swisher’s biggest season in pinstripes. He’ll have such a big season, the Yankees will question whether or not they should try and re-sign him at the end of the year.

Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson both hit homers today. Alex homered and tied Ken Griffey Jr on the all time Home Run list with 630. Only 70 more until 700 and believe me, if he’s healthy this and next season, he’ll do it. Let’s predict August 21st 2013... that's a special day for me, but it's just a guess. Alex was 3-4 and scored 2 runs today.

David Robertson came in today and struck out 1 in 1 inning of work. He’s up to 7 strikeouts this season which means Bleeding Yankee Blue will give $7 so far to High Socks for Hope. Also, buy a Bleedingyankeeblue.com shirt and we will give $1 of that purchase to High Socks for Hope as well. You really can’t go wrong and you feel good inside, I swear.

Over all today, the Yankees blanked the Angels at Yankee Stadium today on one of the most gorgeous days in the Bronx in a while. It was great to be home today, it all worked out. Way to go New York.

Final Score: Yankees 5 – Angels 0.

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