Well that was about as awesome a second half-opening series as the Yankees could have hoped for. 3 games, 3 wins, and today’s coming in walk-off fashion. I’ll take it.
Hiroki Kuroda was very good this afternoon. The only run he gave up in 6.2 innings of work was an unearned one and he used his slider and splitter to generate 6 outs via the strikeout and another 7 via the groundball. Vintage Kuroda.
The 2 runs he got in support came in the bottom of the 5th on RBI singles by Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury. Say what you want about Jeter, I know I’ve been overly critical this season, but he’s been swinging a decent bat for the better part of the last month. Ellsbury has also been better in the 3-hole in the last few weeks than he was earlier.