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Jeter 1 for 2 as DH before exiting in BoSox blowout vs. Tanaka

BOSTON — Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 with an infield single and left for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Even he wasn't going to pull the Yankees out of this hole in the next-to-last game of his 20-year big league career. Boston chased Masahiro Tanaka during an eight-run second inning that backed Joe Kelly, and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 10-4 on Saturday. After sitting...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 161: Red Sox rough up Tanaka, Yankees

New York Yankees 4 — Boston Red Sox 10 An awful second inning is too much to overcome as the season approaches its end. In the final start of Masahiro Tanaka‘s rookie season, the star Yankees pitcher was roughed up. After a quick hitless first inning, including a strikeout of Derek Jeter, Tanaka would start the inning with a leadoff double by Mookie Betts. Xander Bogaerts would...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason. Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first start in 10 weeks last Sunday against the Blue Jays, but he didn’t make it out of the second inning this afternoon against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. There’s no way to sugarcoat it here, he was flat-out awful.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka lasts just 1 2-3 innings in shortest stint

BOSTON (AP) Masahiro Tanaka's shortest stint with the New York Yankees is over with two outs in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox. In his 20th major league start after an unbeaten season in Japan, Tanaka was charged with seven hits and seven runs, five of them earned Saturday. He struck out two and walked two. He was making his second start since missing 2 1-2 months...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Red Sox (9/27/14)

Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 2.47 ERA) makes his second start off the DL in the second to last game of the year against Joe Kelly (3-2, 4.00 ERA). Tanaka made his first start since July 8th and gave up just one run to the Blue Jays over 5 1/3 innings. Joe Girardi says he will be limited to 85 pitches this game. “It should give me some confidence and then allow me to go back to Japan...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Yankees

The Yankees decided to thumb their nose at the luxury tax last winter, returning to their big-spending ways with a huge free agent shopping spree. Unfortunately, the result was the same — they missed the playoffs. While they’ll at least finish with another winning season, it’s all about the championships in New York, and it’s the first time since 1992-1993 they’ve missed...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Yankees

The Yankees decided to thumb their nose at the luxury tax last winter, returning to their big-spending ways with a huge free agent shopping spree. Unfortunately, the result was the same — they missed the playoffs. While they’ll at least finish with another winning season, it’s all about the championships in New York, and it’s the first time since 1992-1993 they’ve missed...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka will start on Saturday against Red Sox

getty images Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start against the Red Sox on Saturday. Tanaka returned to action on Sunday and allowed one run run over 5 1/3 innings of work as he struck out four Blue Jays. The Yankees had Tanaka limited to 70 pitches for Sunday’s game but he is expected to be allowed to throw 85 against the Red Sox. This will be the final outing of...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Tanaka Passes First Test In Return From Disabled List

That sudden gust of wind coming from the Bronx on Sunday afternoon was Yankees Universe, from the front office down to the fans, exhaling as Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound with his right elbow still intact. As Bernadette pointed out yesterday, the real test will be how Tanaka feels in the days after his start, but it was a definite relief to see him back on a major league...
Via Lady At The Bat
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka gets win in return; Jeter delivers big hit as Yanks top Jays

  Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter got yet another big hit on his final homestand, leading the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday. With fans in the crowd of 48,144 giving him standing ovations during every at-bat on the gray, overcast afternoon, Jeter went 2 for 4 and...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 155: McCann muscles up for Tanaka

Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 5 The return of Masahiro Tanaka featured franchise history. In his first start since July 8, the Blue Jays greeted Masahiro Tanaka with a pair of singles from Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. Tanaka would return to his typical work and minimized the damage of this inning. He would generate a double play from Edwin Encarnacion and struck out Dioner...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (9/21/14)

Masahiro Tanaka (12-4, 2.51 ERA) makes his come back against Drew Hutchison (10-12, 4.51 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Tanaka has been out since July with a partially torn UCL. He reported no issues after throwing 65 pitches in a simulated game on Monday against instructional league hitters and was given the start. “I’m excited, but not overly,” Tanaka said. “I think once I...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Tanaka to start Sunday, first game since July injury

  Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. The Japanese star is expected to throw 70 to 75 pitches. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start on July 8. The 25-year...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka starts Sunday, 1st game since July injury

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. The Japanese star is expected to throw 70 to 75 pitches. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start on July 8....
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka expected to start Sunday vs. Blue Jays

When Masahiro Tanaka takes the Yankee Stadium mound on Sunday, it will mark the start of 2015 for the Yankees. Out since July 8 due to a small tear in the right UCL, Tanaka will start against the Blue Jays — if a bullpen session either Wednesday or Thursday doesn’t produce a physical problem for the $175 million investment who had 12 wins before getting hurt and was in contention...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka time: Yanks' ace scheduled to start Sunday

Yankee ace Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the DL in early July due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and Tommy John surgery appeared to be in his future. Tanaka and the Yankees opted for rehab instead of the surgery, and Tanaka is now scheduled to return to the mound Sunday against the Blue Jays. As exciting as this sounds - and it is pretty cool to see Tanaka...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka likely to start vs. Blue Jays on Sunday

  Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start. ''He's pitching if he's OK,'' Girardi said before Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start. ''He's pitching if he's OK,''...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Tanaka scheduled to return on Sunday

The New York Yankees will get a big return to their rotation when rookie Masahiro Tanaka returns to their rotation, and that is reportedly going to happen on Sunday. Jack Curry of the YES Network reported on Tuesday that manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka will make his return Sunday

After a setback we all thought would shut Masahiro Tanaka down for the year, the Yankees continued to keep the hope. After Tanaka throw a very successful five inning simulated game yesterday at the teams minor league complex, their feeling was Tanaka could possibly make his next start with the Yankees. Today manager Joe Girardi confirmed via Chad Jennings that Tanaka has been penciled...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka to start Sunday

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who is working his way back from a partially torn UCL, will start his first game since July 8 on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, per the team's Twitter account. Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka will be limited to about 75 pitches.With the Yankees out of contention for the postseason, the purpose of Tanaka's start is to see if...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: deGrom Shines Again

In Episode 135, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Head-to-head playoff strategy The future of the Yankees’ bullpen Whether Masahiro Tanaka has any 2014 value left Jacob deGrom continues to shine...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka could pitch next weekend

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka may get his chance to pitch again this season when the Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the upcoming four-game series from September 18-21. Tanaka pitched a Minor League instructional game on Monday, throwing five scoreless innings. His return depends on how he feels on Tuesday says MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Adam Berry.Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka tosses 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

  Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. His fastball reached 92 mph. "It feels good," Tanaka said through a translator...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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