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As great as the series was against the Red Sox, there’s no time to dwell on it. In the wise words of New York’s own Jay-Z, it’s on to the next one. Let’s get ready for (knock on wood), another great series of Yankees baseball, and the first interleague series of the season for the Bronx Bombers! The teams: Chicago Cubs (4-8, T-4th in NL Central) @ New York Yankees (7-6, T-1st in AL East) The games: Tuesday, 4/15 – 7:05 PM Wednesday, 4/16 – 7:05 PM Projected matchups: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21) vs. Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63) Michael Pineda (1-1, 1.50) vs. Travis Wood (0-1, 2.92) Yankee to watch: Michael Pineda. I thought about sharing this space with Masahiro Tanaka, but I’m going with Pineda. Funny hand substances aside, Pineda has been nothing but solid in his first two starts. Now he’s going against a Chicago team that (on paper, at least), shouldn’t be very good offensively. As good as Pineda’s been, he has yet to appear i...

Lucas and Lucas: April 15, 2014

The Lucas and Lucas Show from April 15, 2014 talked about instant replay in Major League Baseball, Michael Pineda’s pine tar, the Masters, the NHL and NBA playoffs, and Lucas and Lucas were joined by Comcast SportsNet New England’s Tom Curran as well as SportsTown Chicago’s Mike Pendleton. Take a listen: The post Lucas and Lucas: April 15, 2014 appeared first on Standing...

Yankees look to build off series win over Red Sox

After a horrible outing in his last start, Ivan Nova allowed just two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings while leading the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night to secure a 3-1 series win over the defending champs. As usual, the first meeting between these two historic rivals wasn’t without controversy, and with Thursday’s incident involving Michael...

Masahiro Tanaka dominates Cubs with 10 Ks in Yankees win

Masahiro Tanaka was able to put his early-inning trouble behind him in a dominant outing against the Cubs in a 3-0 win on Wednesday in the first game of a split doubleheader in The Bronx. The right-hander overmatched Chicago’s feeble lineup, allowing just a bunt single to Junior Lake in the second inning until the seventh, when Anthony Rizzo bunted against the shift for another...

Yankees Game 14: Tanaka dominates the day

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Chicago Cubs 0 — New York Yankees 3 After yesterday’s game was rained out, the Yankees turned to Tanaka for the first of two in a day-night doubleheader. Masahiro Tanaka would continue his debut season in the MLB with an interleague matchup with the visiting Chicago Cubs. He would walk one in the first but that was one of the very few to reach base...

Cubs-Yankees Preview

Masahiro Tanaka's career with the New York Yankees is off to a good start despite some struggles in the early innings, an issue he hopes to correct Wednesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader against the visiting Chicago Cubs.

Your Chicago One Hit Wonders

Yea, I know that the Chicago Cubs were able to compile a grand total of three hits in the day portion of the double header, but that comes with an assist to instant replay. If there were not replay being used this year, the Cubs would have been held to one lousy hit against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees today. Both hits against Tanaka were infield bunt singles. If he...

Yankees vs Cubs (4/15/14)

Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21 ERA) gets to celebrate his first ever Jackie Robinson day by taking on Jason Hammel (2-0. 2.63 ERA) and the Cubs. Tanaka struck out 10 in his Yankee Stadium debut against the Orioles but took a no decision allowing three runs on seven hits. The three runs came off a Jonathan Schoop homer. ”If you look at the first two starts, the beginning of the game...

Yankees Lineup Game 2 Doubleheader 4/16/14

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) It was worth dealing with the cold weather this afternoon, and I think it will be worth it tonight if you are heading out for game 2 of today’s day/night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Micheal Pineda looks to make good on the mystery substance that surrounded his last outing against the Red Sox. But the bigger news is Derek Jeter is back in...

Iconic Cubs & Yankees Set To Square Off At The Stadium Tonight

Assuming the weather cooperates, two historic Major League franchises, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs, will play their first-ever regular season game at the new Yankee Stadium tonight.  The two teams played an exhibition set when the building opened in 2009, with the Yankees winning both games pretty easily. Will the Yankees have the same success tonight?  Examining the...

Cubs Double Header (4/16/14)

After rain spoiled Jackie Robinson Day, the Yanks and Cubs will play a double header that starts with Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21 ERA) taking on Jason Hammel (2-0. 2.63 ERA). Tanaka struck out 10 in his Yankee Stadium debut against the Orioles but took a no decision allowing three runs on seven hits. The three runs came off a Jonathan Schoop homer. ”If you look at the first...

Yankees game 14 lineup: 4/16/14

(Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) After two much needed days off, the Yankees are back in action as they play the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of a day/night doubleheader. Masahiro Tanaka will get the start against Jason Hammel. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm Weather: COLD Chicago Cubs (4-8) Emilio Bonifacio 2B Justin Ruggiano CF Anthony...

Painting the Black: Portents for the Imports of Importance by R.J. Anderson

Looking at the fast starts of Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka to see what we can expect moving forward.

Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 3

Anibal Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Cliff Lee and Ervin Santana highlight the 39 two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 3.

Yankees-Cubs rained out; doubleheader Wednesday

The Yankees-Cubs game scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed and will be made up Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader in The Bronx. Masahiro Tanaka had been scheduled to make his second Yankee Stadium start Tuesday. He will start Game 1 of thw twinbill and Michael Pineda gets the ball for Game 2. Also postponed was the event honoring Nelson Mandela...

Yankees/Cubs game postponed due to rain

Tuesday’s game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to rain With rain in the area and a forecast that does not bode well the game has been pushed back until Wednesday at which time the two teams will play a day-night doubleheader. The first of the two games will start at 1:05 pm ET. Jason Hammel and Masahiro Tanaka were scheduled to pitch on Tuesday...
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