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MASAHIRO TANAKA RUMORS

Yankees seeking another Tanaka playoff masterpiece

The longer the Yankees’ postseason goes on, the easier Masahiro Tanaka can put a disappointing regular season behind him. The right-hander will start Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday in The Bronx against the Astros, with the series tied 2-2, looking for a third straight solid outing in the playoffs. He threw seven scoreless...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Tanaka aims to put Yankees on precipice of WS

It's a whole new series. After the Yankees pulled off a dramatic comeback win over the Astros in Game 4 on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, the American League Championship Series is dead even at 2-2, setting up a pivotal Game 5 in the Bronx on Wednesday. In a rematch of Game 1, aces Dallas Keuchel and Masahiro Tanaka will square off.
Via Yankees.com
10 hours ago

Tanaka tries to put Yanks on verge of WS berth

It's a whole new series. After the Yankees pulled off a dramatic comeback win over the Astros in Game 4 on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, the American League Championship Series is dead even at 2-2, setting up a pivotal Game 5 in the Bronx on Wednesday. In a rematch of Game 1, aces Dallas Keuchel and Masahiro Tanaka will square off.
Via Yankees.com
13 hours ago

Tanaka gets to pitch pivotal Game 5 at home

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has excelled at home this season, and he'll get the chance to keep that trend going when he starts opposite Astros ace Dallas Keuchel in Wednesday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World. It's a rematch of both Friday's Game 1 and the 2015 American League Wild Card Game.
Via Yankees.com
17 hours ago

Astros Only Need 2 to Take Game 1 in Houston

This just in: José Altuve is really good at baseball, folks. And did you hear he’s only 5’6”? I hope to goodness that y’all were not partaking in an ALCS-themed drinking game. Well okay fine, I don’t hope that—you can enjoy these baseball games however the heck you want. I do hope, however, that ‘drink when Altuve’s height is mentioned’ wasn’t part of it. Things would’ve gotten awfully...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros top Yankees 2-1, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Houston Astros jumped out to a 1-0 series lead over the New York Yankees with a 2-1 win in the series opener in Houston Friday night.It was a pitchers’ duel early on, with New York’s Masahiro Tanaka and Houston’s Dallas Keuchel both stymying batters. Keuchel amassed six strikeouts in his first four innings of work, and Tanaka had a no-hitter through three.In the fourth inning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Correa, Gurriel give Astros first lead of ALCS in pitchers’ duel

The American League Championship Series was a pitcher’s duel early on. In the first three innings, New York’s Masahiro Tanaka didn’t allow a hit, and Houston’s Dallas Keuchel amassed five strikeouts.In the fourth, however, the Astros became the first team to get on the board in the series.Jose Altuve singled, then stole second base, narrowly beating the throw. Then, with the speedy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros/Yankees promises to be a dandy of an LCS

Are you ready?No no, I said—Are… You… Ready?Because I’m not going to ask a third time.Now I know what some of you are thinking. ’Weren’t we supposed to get Cleveland versus Houston?’ Or, ‘aren’t we getting a little short-changed here?’ And to those questions, I’ve got two answers for ya:No. And well, no.Look, baseball doesn’t promise us anything. Baseball doesn’t give a damn if it...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka is up against it in Game 1 against Houston

We’ve reached the League Championship Series for each side! Friday, we’ll dive headlong into the American League side before we get a double dose on Saturday. As always, it promises to bring with it some great pitching matchupsAnd we’re here to break them down! Today’s Matchups RHP Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) versus LHP Dallas Keuchel (HOU) — 8:08 p.m. ET, FS1To be frank, this is not a...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Masahiro Tanaka is the most important Yankee in the ALCS

A day after wrapping up the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees announced their ALCS starting rotation on Thursday. Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 1 against the Houston Astros, followed by Luis Severino in Game 2, CC Sabathia in Game 3, and Sonny Gray in Game 4.To put it bluntly, Tanaka can’t falter in Game 1.We don’t mean that in the traditional “the Game 1...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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