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Monday December 22nd 2014

Why Hiroki Kuroda Should Be Yankees’ Game 1 Starter in Playoffs over CC Sabathia

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The New York Yankees have been to the postseason each of the last three years since signing ace lefty CC Sabathia. As they were hoping he would, Sabathia has started the first game of the playoffs each year he's been in town.

That should change this season. When the Yankees make it to October, the first pitcher out of the gates should be Hiroki Kuroda.

In fact, after watching what he did to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, it's pretty obvious at this point that it should be Kuroda. Salaries be damned.

It's a simple matter of the Yankees putting their best foot forward. Sabathia hasn't pitched poorly when he's been healthy this season, but Kuroda's been the Yankees' most consistent starting pitcher all season. ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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