Hiroki Kuroda Ends April on a High Note

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM

Hiroki Kuroda Ends April on a High Note

" April was a month filled with pitching performances that created more than a little fear about what the Yankees are going to be able to accomplish this season.

Freddy Garcia was the worst, Michael Pineda was the most disappointing and Phil Hughes was a runner-up on both fronts. Ivan Nova wasn't quite as bad, but he didn't do all that much to make you feel like this group of pitchers was going to be able to hold up over the long haul.

And yet the Yankees were 12-9 heading into the final game of the month despite playing a schedule that wasn't exactly light on top-flight competition. All of the doom and gloom on the mound raises serious concerns about the team, but the fact that it didn't actually get in the way of the team winding up with a winning record is something to build off as the season moves into its second month.

So is Hiroki Kuroda's start on Monday night. Kuroda allowed just six baserunners over seven innings that saw the Orioles put together just two serious scoring chances "

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