Kuroda’s MLB debut
Posted by simon c on 2008 April 5日 Saturday
For a back of the rotation guy (on an admittedly very strong rotation) Kuroda faced less pressure than many other Japanese starting pitchers faced in their major league debuts, but he came up way ahead, being super efficient with a 77 pitch 7 inning performance for his first MLB win. It’ll be interesting to see how the opponents adjust to him as the season goes along, and how Kuroda will readapt himself once opposing hitters start to target his weaknesses.
EWC has a great wrap up on Kuroda’s debut with quotes from a variety of sources around the league. I’m coming off an all-nighter, so this is about the best I can offer for tonight.