Kuroda Throws Brett Lawrie 5 Straight Sliders
At least that's what it says on MLB Gameday. After getting Lawrie to groundout to third base on a fastball in the second inning, Kuroda threw him nothing but offspeed the rest of the game.
Lawrie saw a curveball and a combination of eight consecutive sliders and splitters over his last two at-bats against Kuroda.
We know Kuroda is nasty, but he's not the only right-handed pitcher this season who has had success with the slider against the Blue Jays third baseman.
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