After carrying the Yankee rotation for much of the year, Hiroki Kuroda has crashed back to earth, pitching to a 5.29 ERA in his last 5 starts. His only previous start at the Rogers Centre was his worst start of the season. Meanwhile, A-Rod is carrying a 1-for-16 slump into tonight’s game.
These are not good indicators.
The Yankees have frittered away what little cushion they bought themselves and now must outpace the O’s over these final 6 games if they are to secure a spot in the post-season without a one-game play-in. Meanwhile the Rays are once again making a stunning late-season run as the surging Angels go to Texas for the match-up of the night.
October is right around the corner – great time for baseball. Comment away…