Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. The Yankee starting pitcher gave the team a good start and a great chance to win, but the offense didn’t generate nearly enough runs to support him and the other team capitalized by scoring some late runs for a heartbreaking loss.
victim starter was Hiroki Kuroda and he turned in one of his best outings of the season. He held Baltimore scoreless through 5, gave up his only run on a double down the left field line int he 6th that was nearly caught for an out off the bat, and finished 7 strong innings with only that 1 run against him, no walks, and 5 strikeouts. His splitter had a lot of late movement and he had a really good feel for it last night. Once again Hirok has played himself into no-doubt qualifying offer territory.
The offensive output came on 2 swings. Martin Prado, who almost made the great catch at third on the double against Kuroda, hit a 1-2 fastball off Chris Tillman for a solo home run to open the 2nd inning and open the scoring. …