NYY 4, Seattle 1

July 24, 2012 – 10:42 am

The Yankee offense showed some signs of life after Oakland, getting 11 hits although managing to score only 4 runs thanks in part to 3-for-12 hitting with RISP. But with Hiroki Kuroda on the mound, that’s more than enough. CC still remains the ace of the staff, but Kuroda is certainly as solid a No. 2 as you will ever see. Over the last two months, he’s failed to go at least 6 innings only once, he’s 7-1 over that time frame and the Yankees are 9-2. With Freddy Garcia matching up against King Felix tonight — probably the biggest pitching mismatch of the year — this was a big win, as otherwise the Yankees would be looking at a six game losing streak.

Also, nice to see Ichiro Suzuki in a Yankee uniform! I’ve been seeing lots of snarky comments in Yankee Land about how he’s just another over-the-hill has-been who won’t bring any real value to the team — and that may well be. But he’s a class act and always been fun to watch, and should fit in well with the Yankees. And personally I’m going with the theory that the trade will breathe some new life in to him, and he’s going to have a strong finish to the season.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 1 6 2
Mariners 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12 1
WP: H. Kuroda (10-7)   LP: K. Millwood (3-8)   S: R. Soriano (25)
QS: NYY – H. Kuroda (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 0 HR)
QS: SEA – K. Millwood (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – A. Rodriguez, SEA– None
LOB: NYY 6, SEA 3   RISP: NYY 3-for-12, SEA 1-for-4

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