Hiroki Kuroda, This Is Your Time: O’s-Yanks ALDS Gamer III

Alex Rodriguez is getting far more ink than makes any sense whatsoever. What really matters tonight is what kind of game will Hiroki Kuroda bring to the mound for the Bombers as the Yankees host the Orioles tonight in the Bronx. None of the lineup juggling, kvetching, re-gauging, reminiscing and regretting will change the fact that the Yankee’s best hitters in the series could just as easily O-fer as ARod and Swisher might break out and hit bombs. What Kuroda does tonight is far more important. If he can continue the work of Sabathia and Pettitte in keeping the Orioles offense impotent, the Yankees will overcome Miguel Gonzalez or the pen that follows. Comment away.

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  • I’m in the house. I carry the YFSF banner…or at least half of it. Beauttiful nightt. Big buzz.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 7:38 pm
  • Damn.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 8:14 pm
  • JETER!!!

    krueg October 10, 2012, 8:31 pm
  • Don’t give them the lead right back Hiroki…

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 8:43 pm
  • If Hiroki can go 2 more without giving up any more that would be just fine. If we can’t score 2+ att home vs. these guys, screw it

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 9:06 pm
  • You cannot ask Kuroda for more than this. Come on!!!!

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 9:40 pm
  • Once again…the pitching is solid.

    I have no confidence in the bats. None.

    ARod should take his own life.

    (Not really)

    krueg October 10, 2012, 9:42 pm
  • We have had 3 v strong starts from the pitchers as well as solid bullpen work butt one single strong offensive inning. Story if the ALDS so far.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 9:46 pm
  • Granderson. I can’t even watch him anymore.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 9:50 pm
  • Yankee pitching staff to Yankee bats: “is anyone home???”

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 9:54 pm
  • There is no excuse for this…none.

    3 runs in 2 games. Hughes going tomorrow?

    Another first round choke job as expected.

    This team needs major changes.

    krueg October 10, 2012, 9:58 pm
  • I am watching, perplexed, that this roster can perform so poorly at the plate.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 10:01 pm
  • Jeter can’t even walk and he’s still battling…FUCK the rest of these pathetic losers.

    krueg October 10, 2012, 10:07 pm
  • Jeter really favoring that left ankle/foot.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:07 pm
  • Now they pulled Jeter for Nix. You know he’s dying for them to pull him

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:12 pm
  • Kuroda’s going to go complete, give up 2 earned, and get a loss. How wrong was I in the concept of this game thread, and of the Yankees lineup.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 10:13 pm
  • Hiroki was awesome.

    I feel sick. I knew we sucked, but I was really hoping I was just being my normal stupid self.

    My pessimism is validated. Again.

    krueg October 10, 2012, 10:13 pm
  • Or not go complete. But whatever, great performance.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 10:15 pm
  • Our pitching sttaff came to play.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:20 pm
  • An A-Rod bomb redeems all. Until tomorrow of course…

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • Pinch hittting for A-Rod. WOW.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:24 pm
  • Unreal. Ibanez must have gone down to the crossroads.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 10:27 pm
  • Too many words to type. That was epic on so many fronts. But we NEED one more.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:28 pm
  • On the megatron A-Rod looked depressed after the home run. I kid u not.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:29 pm
  • First to greet Ibanez though.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 10:30 pm
  • The O’s are the only team since 1900 to not lose a walk-off game for an entire season?!?!? How many absurd sttreaks do they have going!?!?

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:37 pm
  • Kurtis is FUCKING WORTHLESS!!!!

    krueg October 10, 2012, 10:41 pm
  • We need dominant Robertson.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:43 pm
  • I’m still trying to comprehend the awesomeness of Raul Ibanez.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 10:44 pm
  • Too quick for Matusz. How he became so dominant after sucking as a starter……..one more inning Robertson. Then we’re into Lowe territory.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 11:01 pm
  • I don’t believe what I justt saew.
    Oh, and I love you Joe Girardi.

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 11:25 pm
  • Epic.

    attackgerbil October 10, 2012, 11:33 pm
  • I guess the O’s are now 75-1 when leading after 7 innings. The Raahh-oooooooooouuuuuullll!!!!! Chants continue to rise all over the streets outtside the stadium

    IronHorse - YF October 10, 2012, 11:40 pm
  • :-)

    dc October 11, 2012, 12:13 am
  • Make that 76-1…

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 12:24 am
  • That was incredible.

    Raul is so clutch.

    What becomes of ARod now?

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:49 am
  • > What becomes of ARod

    I’m hoping for a two-run shot in the first.

    attackgerbil October 11, 2012, 11:55 am
  • A-Rod remains in the line-up, likely batting 3rd but perhaps as low as 6th. I very mugh hope that Gardner is slotted into CF for Granderson for the night. And like ag, I hope with this pinprick of the balloon called “can A-Rod be bumped and if so, will he react badly”, he can go on and work out of the slump he’s in. To be honest, he has had some v good ABs. Better than Granderson. But his swing is still too long. Hopefully he can shorten it a bbit and get on track tonight.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 12:52 pm
  • Looks like it’s gonna be a heck of a series comeback for the Giants, with a 6-run inning to go up 6-0 over the Reds in the 5th. If it holds, the road team will have won every game.

    Pulling for the A’s and Nats today. Though rooting for ANYONE has not gone well this year.

    Devine October 11, 2012, 2:49 pm
  • Giants finally close the door 6-4. Tying run was up like 4 innings in a row or something, winning run was up with 1 out in 9th.

    Devine October 11, 2012, 5:03 pm