MLB

New York Yankees
Career W-L
79-79
 
Career ERA
3.45
Name  Hiroki Kuroda
Born  2/10/1975
Height  6-1
Weight  190
Number  18
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/25/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda is robbed of victory against Baltimore.
Insight: He went eight innings and left with a three-run lead. However, David Roberston blew the save. Kuroda, did finish the night with nine strikeouts and only two earned runs. He concludes 2014 at 11-9 and a 3.71 ERA.
 
8/23/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six in six innings Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: It was the most strikeouts Kuroda has had since July 20. He's fanned just 108 batters in 160 innings this season and is 9-8 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
 
8/13/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: The Yankees will skip Hiroki Kuroda's next start to give the veteran extra rest, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: New York's rainout Tuesday allows the Yankees to skip Kuroda. He's expected to start on eight days rest next Tuesday against the Astros.
 
8/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda couldn't make it out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Kuroda just didn't have it Sunday. He walked four and gave up three runs on five hits before being taken out with two outs in the fifth. The right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 147 1/3 innings this season, so he's a low-end fantasy option in standard leagues.
 
7/20/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda gave up one run (zero earned) on three hits and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings Sunday against the Reds, but he took a no decision after Dellin Betances gave up a home run to Todd Frazier.
Insight: Kuroda is the king of tough-luck losses. He's 74-76 in his career even though he has a 3.44 ERA. This season, he's gone 6-6 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
 
7/1/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda lost to the Rays Tuesday despite allowing two runs over eight innings.
Insight: Kuroda has a career record of 73-76 even though he's pitched to a 3.46 ERA, so he should be used to tough-luck losses by now. The right-hander has pitched better as of late, posting a 3.26 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP since the start of June, but he's only won one game in that span.
 
5/7/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda tossed 7 2/3 innings and gave up three runs (one earned) on five hits with an 8/0 K/BB Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Kuroda (2-3, 4.43 ERA) had a 6.35 ERA in his previous four starts. The right-hander has a similar K/9, BB/9 and HR/9 as 2013, but he has stranded just 57.9 percent of baserunners. His career rate is 72.7 percent.
 
Cold4/25/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: The Angels tagged Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda for 10 hits and eight runs (six earned) in 4 2/3 innings Friday night.
Insight: Kuroda has a 5.28 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings this season. He has stranded just 61.1 percent of his baserunners, down from 73.2 percent for his career and 75.8 percent last season.
 
12/7/2013 4:26:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have brought back starter Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year pact worth $16 million.
Insight: Kuroda had a 3.31 ERA and a 1.162 WHIP in 2013, nearly identical to the 3.32 ERA and 1.165 ERA he had in his first season with New York. However, his record fell to 11-13 from 16-11. He's had an ERA of 3.76 or lower and a WHIP of no higher than 1.216 in his six major league seasons.
 
Cold8/28/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lost for the third time in a row Wednesday against Toronto (5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER).
Insight: Kuroda's slump has to be very troubling if you're a Yankees fan. If they can't count on Kuroda (0-3, 8.10 ERA in his last three starts), the only New York starter who's pitched with any kind of consistency this year, who can they count on? An aging CC Sabathia? Punching bag Phil Hughes? It's just been that kind of year for the Bronx Bombers.
 
Cold8/23/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Hiroki Kuroda had another rough outing Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: The Rays pounded him for nine hits and seven runs in just six innings. Kuroda has now lost three out of four for the Bombers, compiling a 4.39 ERA over that stretch. He'll try to get back on track next time out against Toronto.
 
8/17/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda struggled in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox (5 2/3 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER).
Insight: Saturday was the first time Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA) has allowed four runs or more since June 30th. Boston has a pretty formidable lineup so we wouldn't hold it against him. Expect Kuroda to be better next time out against the Blue Jays.
 
Hot8/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda threw all zeros Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Another outstanding performance from the Yankees' new go-to guy. Kuroda is 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA in his last seven contests. He's in the Cy Young conversation along with Max Scherzer, Bartolo Colon, Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez.
 
Hot8/1/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lowered his ERA to 2.38 after hurling seven shutout innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Kuroda is pitching out of his mind right now. In five July starts, he allowed just two runs in 33 innings. Many questioned the Yankees for re-signing Kuroda because of his age (he turned 38 in February) but now it's looking like the best deal of the 2013 offseason.
 
7/25/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitched the Yankees to a series split with the Texas Rangers Thursday.
Insight: Kuroda twirled a gem, throwing seven scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.51, a mark that is second in the American League.
 
7/7/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (hip) gave up three runs over seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: Kuroda had his start pushed back this week due to hip flexor soreness. He lost out on a win Sunday due to Mariano Rivera's blown save and is just 7-6 this season despite carrying a 2.77 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
 
7/5/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will miss Friday's scheduled start against Baltimore due to a left hip flexor.
Insight: Kuroda has pitched well this season, though his won/loss record is just 7-6. He's got a 2.95 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Ivan Nova will replace him on the mound against the Orioles.
 
6/13/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda turned in another strong performance Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: In eight innings, he allowed two hits and two earned runs, walking two and striking out three. Despite pitching well, Kuroda (6-5, 2.78 ERA) hasn't won a game since May 17th against Toronto.
 
5/29/2013 4:44:00 PM
Description: Based on performance, Hiroki Kuroda has been the Yankees ace this season with a 6-3 record, 2.39 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.
Insight: Kuroda has had to leave two separate starts after being hit by a comebacker but otherwise has thrown at least seven innings in eight of his nine healthy starts this year.
 
5/28/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against the New York Mets while dealing with a bruised right calf.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning last Wednesday and was forced to leave the game. He' pitched solid baseball this season going 6-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.055 WHIP.
 

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