Impressive performance tonight, right? Kuroda sliced and diced his way through the O’s lineup and left no doubt that when he’s on he’s really on. I mean like almost perfect. He threw strikes, pitched economically and had everything working (I really hope Hughes and Nova were watching carefully), and it made what was an early pitcher’s duel actually feel relaxing.
I didn’t know how the Yankees would give him run support but I knew they would. What a bomb from little Gardy and how timely. There were a couple of errors in the infield, but overall tonight’s series finale was a well played contest and an important one, even though it’s only April. It doesn’t hurt to beat our division rival and set a tone.
I especially enjoyed winning in front of a national audience on ESPN, I admit it. Despite missing many of our marquee guys, the Yankees are still capable of showing everybody who’s boss.