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Tanaka Thoughts: Stay Well, Ma-Kun

Yesterday the YES Network posted a fun video about Masahiro Tanaka, in which they presented five facts they think you should know about the Yankees pitcher:1. He used to be a catcher.2. He has won a Japanese Gold Glove.3. He is a big fan of Momoiro Cover Z.4. His nickname in Japan was Ma-Kun.5. He and his wife were married in Hawaii.Pretty interesting. However, there is one more...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka successful in return from injury

Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time since July 8, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took the mound today. Tanaka, coming off of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, had a good outing in his first action in over 10 weeks. Facing the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka got into a groove after giving up a first inning...
Via Sports-Glory
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: 3 reasons Masahiro Tanaka is a double-edged sword

The New York Yankees began this season with arguably one of the team’s most talented players yet. Masahiro Tanaka is without-a-doubt a star pitcher for the Yankees this season, but unfortunately he’s been one of their biggest downfalls as well. His arm: Tanaka’s arm is obviously the reason he’s playing for the New York Yankees right now. With 12 Ws under his belt and his...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: will Tanaka’s return push team to playoffs?

Finally the New York Yankees are making progress towards an October full of baseball. There’s hope to see one of their best pitchers make a healthy comeback in September and maybe he can help the bullpen get back to the outstanding pitching we’ve seen come from the Bronx Bombers once before. Masahiro Tanaka has been out since July when he suffered a partially torn ligament in...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stakes are high for the New York Yankees

With pressure from owner Hal Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees are facing one of their toughest seasons yet. “They’ve got to step it up and they know it,” Steinbrenner said before the Yankees faced rival Baltimore Orioles last week. The team took what he said and used it as motivation as they won two out of their three game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and slid into second...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees still actively making moves

The New York Yankees are all business. Even though the trade deadline closed, general manager Brian Cashman is still restless and making moves. The latest move was giving a waiver claim assignment to reliever Matt Thornton, who will be replaced by lefty Rich Hill, who is coming up from the Minors. Hill made his first appearance last night in the 11th inning of the second game of...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka reportedly has a partially torn UCL

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees’ stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with “elbow inflammation,” but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John surgery...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Elbow injury sends Masahiro Tanaka to 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has left the team and is headed back to New York to undergo an MRI on his pitching arm, George R. King III of the New York Post reports. The Yankees ace is coming off his worst start of his rookie season, surrendering 10 hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Despite the rough outing,...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

"Tanaka's bad call costs Yankees a game?" Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Today's Gammonitic talking points are that Masahiro Tanaka's decision to throw Mike Napoli a fastball is why the Yankees lost last night's game. What a crock. What. A. Crock!Seriously. Even amoung the modern standards of artistic crockiness, which surpass levels historically unparalleled by the crocking crockers of crockery, this is one supremely crock-intense crock. It's Tanaka...

Tananka to miss All-Star Game due to Yankees' rotation moves?

For all you baseball fans who never had a reason to hate the Yankees — and there are a few of you — here's a new one.Even die-hard Bomber fans might be a little miffed at the Yankees organization after reports surfaced the the team was maneuvering their starting rotation so that their break-out Japanese pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, might miss the All-Star game.The Yankees have...
Via The Other Paper
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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