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New York Yankees take game two of the series Vs. Toronto, Tanaka pitches gem

#StartSpreadingTheNews — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 15, 2015 Just as things seemed bleak for the New York Yankees a few days ago suddenly things look very promising. Remember the Yankees team that was failing to have timely hitting and would get outscored a few days ago? The team that squandered a division lead in a week span? It is safe to...

Tanaka Sharp As Yankees Beat A's, But Questions Linger

It was the kind of start Masahiro Tanaka has been waiting for.   Tanaka went deep into yesterday's game and held the A's to just two hits over 7 2/3 innings, all while throwing a season high 114 pitches. Yanks win 6-2. Seems as if they are ready to turn the Yankees' ace loose down the stretch.  Or,  it could be that with the All Star break looming, with Tanaka  making his...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

On the hot mess that is Masahiro Tanaka, and why pitchers can't throw at A-Rod anymore

Ladies and gentlemen: the Tanaka face!Have you ever been in one of those tumultuous relationships in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is a hot mess? You know, where you have real passion for the other person, and you think you click with them, but they constantly let you down? But just when you are ready to give up on the relationship, your boyfriend or girlfriend comes sniffing...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Though Dominant In Return, Tanaka Not An Ace Anymore

Masahiro Tanaka made his return from the disabled list (DL) yesterday, pitching seven dominant innings in the Yankees 3-1 win over the Mariners. His line was spectacular: 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 9K. His ERA went down to 2.76.In the days and hours leading up to the game, sports media was filled with the usual rhetoric about Tanaka and his elbow. There were lots of different arguments...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Strikes Out Nine Mariners In Return From DL

SEATTLE — In an effort not to overstress his arm, the goal was to get New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka into the sixth inning in 80 pitches in his return from the disabled list. Tanaka blew away that expectation Wednesday. Tanaka was so good and so efficient with his pitch count, New York manager Joe Girardi had to avoid the temptation to send...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who loses roster spot when Masahiro Tanaka returns to Yankees?

Note: Please excuse the long break in writing on the site. I’ve been away on vacation. I’ll be writing here two-three times per week going forward and you can find my other work on the Yankees at SportsNet New York.New York Yankees right-hander Adam Warren pitched into the seventh inning Sunday afternoon for the fourth straight game, but came up short in the win column as the...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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