Thomson ReutersAugust 31, 2013 09:19
MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH
A month ago, Hiroki Kuroda's name was being thrust into the American League Cy Young conversation. Why wouldn't it be? He had gone 3-0 with a 0.55 ERA in five July starts, lowering his ERA to 2.38, the lowest in the AL.
But August was not kind to the right-hander, who stumbled badly to the tune of 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA, a five-start stretch that not only damaged his Cy Young candidacy, but may have also put a major dent in the Yankees' postseason hopes.