Kuroda's line for the game looked great, 7 innings, 0 runs, 8 strikeouts, but the numbers don't tell the full story. Kuroda got his pitch count way up in the first few innings, and was struggling to keep runners off base. At the end of the day, he gritted it out, and didn't allow a single run.
Three Yankees had three hits yesterday: Hafner (who drove in 3 runs), Ichiro and Nunez, the latter two of which have been off to slow starts.
Mo locked down his 10th save of the season.
Chris Stewart got a start, and went 2-4 with an RBI further complicating the debate on who the clear successor to Cervelli is. Some are on team Romine, others on team Stewart, and yet others still are holding out hope for a return of Jorge Posada, who even in retirement should still be able to outhit these two guys. We'll just have to wait and see what comes of this.
Middle relief. Dave Robertson and Shawn Kelley went all of 1.2 innings allowing 4 runs, forcing Mariano to save a game where the Yankees scored 7 runs.
But What Did the Yankees Do for Humanity?
They hit a homerun, that's what! Lyle Overbay's solo shot has landed the Children's Health Fund an extra $2, good enough to run an MRI machine for about .34 seconds.
Travis Hafner 6hr = $12
Vernon Wells 6hr = $12
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 7hr = $14
Ichiro Suzuki 1hr = $2
Lyle Overbay 4hr = $8
Brennan Boesch 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Total 36 hrs = $72