It was, in the words of manager Joe Girardi, "an ugly game." The Yankees couldn't deliver with men on base and starter Hiroki Kuroda struggled through his worst outing as a Yankee in last night's 8-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Kuroda entered the game with a career-high average of 1.3 home runs allowed per nine innings, and his issues with the long ball continued against the Jays. Six of Kuroda's seven earned runs allowed came via home run, as J.P. Arencibia, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista all left the yard against the scuffling Yankee right-hander.
Long balls hurt Hiroki
New York Post | May 17