Kuroda stuns Mariners as Yanks defeat Mariners 6-2
Hiroki Kuroda desperately needed a good outing for the Yankees. The Yankees desperately needed to hit Felix Hernandez who had been pitching almost flawlessly since the season began. The Yankees, with help from Raul Ibanez were able to stun the Mariners with a 6-2 victory in the home opener.
KURODA SHINES FOR THE YANKEES: Despite giving up 2 homeruns, Kuroda outshined Felix Hernandez by going7 innings giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2K’s. Kuroda advances to 3-4 and lowered his ERA to 3.56. That’s better than a 4 ERA right?
RAUL, SO COOL: Raul Ibanez opened the game up in the 6th inning with a 2 out, 3 run homer. At the time the Yankees were trailing the Mariners with a score of 2-1. I guess now the only way that the Yankees really score runs is by the longball. Oh well. Besides rings, chicks also dig the long ball.
ROBBIE CANO IS PERFECT: Robinso Cano was absolutely perfect today and no I am not just giving my opinion. Robinson Cano was 4 for 4 with 1 RBI all while raising his average to .308. And then there were 3 hitting over .300…
WHAT’S NEXT: Phil Hughes will take the mound for the Yankees as the Yankees also attempt to win game 2 of the 3 game set. Now that the Yankees have gotten King Felix out of the way, it should be a somewhat easier series. First pitch is at 4:05pm.