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WATCH: Masahiro Tanaka makes a Cy Young case

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka should be regarded as one of the best pitchers in the American League.
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WATCH: Masahiro Tanaka on his outing against the Rays

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka analyzes the mistakes he made on Wednesday, allowing four home runs to the Rays.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Tanaka, Cueto, and Slowing Things Down a Bit

Today’s slate is quiet as a church mouse, as we’ve got just two intriguing pitchers going on a day where there’s just 10 games. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) versus Boston’s Eduardo Rodríguez Tanaka’s been a key cog in this Yankees resurgence, as they’ve won all but one of his starts since the trade deadline, when they waved the hypothetical...
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September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: Can Tanaka Keep the Yankees Rolling?

It’s a reasonably good Saturday slate going today, with a trio of aces in isolation and a really nice pitching matchup besides. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Max Scherzer (WAS) versus Philadelphia’s Jerad Eickhoff Scherzer threw another solid outing last time out—seven innings, two earned runs against the Braves—to nudge his season ERA down one point to 2.88. That...
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September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka Rescued the Worst Pitch He Threw

There was a time not that long ago when Masahiro Tanaka was one of the most exciting players around. He was then a new import said to throw the world’s best splitter, and though many lamented he just wound up on the Yankees, the most important thing was to see how he did. Tanaka, toward the beginning, was must-watch baseball. But we all move on fast these days. Tanaka pitched well...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Masahiro Tanaka on his rain-shortened start in KC

Following the Yankees' 10-inning, 5-4 win over Kansas City, Masahiro Tanaka talks about rain truncating his start and the bullpen's performance to pull out the victory.
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 111 Recap: Terrific Tanaka Terrorizes Tribe

On a day that was all about Alex Rodriguez’s impending departure from the team, the Yankees still had to play baseball. They did just that, and won, too. New York defeated Cleveland 3-1 behind a strong six-inning, one-run, eight-strikeout effort from Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees’ ace stymied Cleveland batters for his entire outing with a strong mix of breaking pitches, and the...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka’s Sinker, or Nothing We Know Is Real

Earlier today, FanGraphs contributor and dealer in vulgarities Paul Sporer submitted footage of the pitch featured here, annotated by a brief comment of his own to the effect that it (i.e. the footage) cultivated within him pleasures analogous to the sort derived from coitus. The pitch appears courtesy not only MLB Advanced Media but also, more immediately, Yankees right-hander...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka is one of the year’s few bright spots

The question arises, not always out loud, after every win. “But what happens tomorrow?” Yes, the Yankees may have won, but what happens on the next day? Do they continue their winning ways, or do they wake up in a cold sweat of doubt and ineptitude? Do they build on the progress that was made, or do the Yankees stumble two steps back after taking a step forward? On one night...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 47 Recap: Tanaka to the rescue

In a battle to avoid falling to the cellar of the AL East, the Yankees opened a three-game set with the host Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night and won the opener by a final score of 4-1. Masahiro Tanaka continued to be lights out for the Yankees, allowing just two hits while cruising through seven scoreless innings on just 82 pitches. New York is now 7-3 in games started by Tanaka...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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