Kuroda-san: Sending Prayers your way. God Bless.

Kuroda-san:  Sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery.  God Bless.  

This is what happened:

Hiroki Kuroda who is alled Hero by his teamates was cruising with a two-hit shutout through five innings and a 3-0 Dodgers lead when he was hit on the head by a Rusty Ryal line drive in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game with the Arizona D-backs, and after receiving aid on the mound, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

 Here is an update on his condition: 

According to the D-Backs post game show, Stan Conte just reported that the cat scan on Hiroki was negative and there is no damage. He will spend the night in the hospital and will hopefully be okay. Conte also said that as soon as Hudson reached Kuroda on the mound Kuroda asked if anyone had caught the ball!


this is very encouraging!

Sending prayers and thoughts to you Kuroda-san for a speedy recovery.    

It was very scary watching it on tv.  I was just saying “OMG, OMG”  and I just started praying.  We lost the game with our closer Jonathan Broxton giving up two homeruns in the 9th but the game is not important at this time.  

This brought memories when I was at Dodger Stadium and Isshii got hit the same way.  

Should pitchers wear helmets? 



  1. crzblue2

    I hope he will be fine. David’s got hit by a pitch. Kuroda by a line drive. I think there is a big differnce on speed there. It was very scary watching that.
    Yes Jane, I just kept saying “OMG, OMG!” watching him on the ground. They put towels under his head and I though it was because he was bleeding but they just wanted to elevate his head. Thanks!

  2. juliasrants

    Emma – it is encouraging news about Kuroda. Both the injury to him and David Wright were scary. Players have had their careers (and worse) ended by being hit by a pitcher. And surprisingly – there is often little difference between the speed at which a ball is thrown and the speed at which is comes off the bat. This has to do with the type of pitch thrown, the speed thrown, the location of the pitch, weight of the bat and the speed at which the batter swings. There are really long and complicated physics equations to figure it all out. Here in Massachusetts were have the facility that certifies the bats & balls used in the majors.


  3. crzblue2

    Kuroda is back at the hotel. Thank God both Wright and Kuroda seem to be OK. I was remembering that pitcher in the minor league who died when he got hit on the head.
    I was supposed to be in Arizona this weekend but cancelled at the last minute. Now I am looking into going to San Fran.
    Well, Vin just finished saying “Is Time for Dodger Baseball!”

  4. thatbaseballguy

    Scary stuff. It’s always a very scary moment when someone, a hitter or batter gets hit in the head. David Wright was also hit in the head by a pitch this week. Good luck and hopes for a quick recovery to both of them.

  5. crzblue2

    too many HBP lately and now Kuroda HBH. They are saying Kuroda will be at the game a little later They did not let him sleep the night so he only went to sleep this morning as a precautionary measure.

  6. crzblue2

    Hiroki-san is a samurai, he want to do his regular scheduled bullpen session and pitch his next game but they will play it by ear. Thanks!

  7. bluecrewfan

    Sorry to post this here, but I have had NO luck figuring out how to post multiple pictures in my blog. I saw in the past comments so many of you have MLB Blogs too, I thought this would be a good place to ask.

    I can upload one, but not more to the same post.


    I just started it today.

    Oh….and look for my blog at http://bluecrewfan.mlblogs.com/


  8. crzblue2

    you should be able to do more than one pic. Maybe type something in between where you want the pictures like this and then go back and put the pics.
    pic here
    pic here
    let me know

  9. crzblue2

    Yes! I was at PNC last year! Were you the one I talked to that told me you bought your tickets from the Dodgers? I’ve been to the last four WIN baseball events and also one at Vero Beach and the one at Camelback this year. Also the other WIN events.

  10. bluecrewfan

    Yup…that was me at PNC. Behind the dugout. I was at last years WIN baseball event with my girl, but I was mostly taking pictures.

    Small world.


  11. crzblue2

    Yep, small world Rob! You and your girl should have gone to the WIN baseball envet this year. Did you read and see my pictures from the WIN event? The guys talking about the prank played on Loney was hilarious.

  12. crzblue2

    Your GF has good taste. He was my favorite and that came around because of all the WIN baseball clinics + he being nice to me at Vero Beach and other events.

  13. bluedog98

    Dear Emma,good to hear that Kuroda son is doing ok, I hope everything goes well with him and his family .Very scary moment, but thank God he is fine. looking forward to see you at the stadium.

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