True story: A guy in my money league cut Kuroda this morning, mere hours before he came thisclose to throwing a perfect game. Earlier in the year, in the same league, a different manager cut Jon Lester the morning of his no-hitter. I can only surmise that getting released in my money league motivates pitchers to achieve greatness. Or maybe we just have trigger-happy managers.
Hiroki Kuroda: 9 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K for the W