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Power Rankings: Top 20 Starting Pitchers in ’15

Happy Monday everyone! This is the last of my positional power rankings. Thank you for all of the support and good feedback. Baseball season starts six days from today, and I guess we’re going to find out just how smart I am when we see which of my predictions will come true. So without further ado: 20-16 Matt Harvey (New York Mets)/ Garrett Richards (Los Angeles Angels)/ Masahiro...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees announce Tanaka, not Sabathia, will start opener

TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka will start the New York Yankees' opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday. Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka to start Yankees' opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka will start the New York Yankees' opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday. Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pick Masahiro Tanaka over CC Sabathia for Opening Day

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6 at Yankee Stadium. Former ace CC Sabathia had been the Opening Day starter for the past six straight seasons.  He has made 11 career Opening Day starts, but because he is coming off right knee surgery, the Yankees want him to be ready for the regular season....
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees name opening day starter

The New York Yankees officially announced their first four starters for the 2015 season, and it will the first time since 2009 that CC Sabathia isn’t pitching on opening day. Masahiro Tanaka named Yankees Opening Day starter — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 27, 2015 Manager Joe Girardi named Masahiro Tanaka his opening day starter for the team’s game against the Toronto Blue...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka gets Opening Day nod over Sabathia

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the Yankees, ending the six-year Opening Day run of CC Sabathia.
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Battles In Home Stretch

With a little more than a week left before Opening Day, Spring Training position battles are entering the home stretch. Right now, of the major competitions, only one appears to have an obvious winner. Another was dropped into someone's lap. The others aren't so clear-cut.Fifth Starter: Adam Warren is the obvious winner here. He has blown the other candidates out of the water...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM: A-Rod has pushed himself to full-time DH

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is impressed with how well Alex Rodriguez has looked during spring training. “Obviously the way he has looked down here he has pushed himself into the mix as the full-time DH,’’ Cashman said, per the New York Post. Rodriguez, who was the DH for the second straight game Wednesday, went 1-for-3 and...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka allows 3 runs, Yankees lose 7-2 to Mets

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets. After allowing an unearned run in the first, Tanaka gave up a solo homer to John Mayberry, Jr. in the fourth The third run charged to Tanaka came when struggling closer candidate Dellin Betances gave up Juan Lagares...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 24: Tanaka Ks 7 in defeat

New York Mets 7 — New York Yankees 2Masahiro Tanaka got the start for the home edition of the spring training Subway Series. Juan Lagares started the game with a double to left field. A throwing error on an attempted steal of third base would go into left field, allowing Lagares to score and give the Mets the early one-run lead.After being held scoreless through the first two innings...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Masahiro Tanaka (3/25/15)

Note that this game is only televised on YES Related Posts: Game Chatter: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rafael Montero (5/14/14) Would Masahiro Tanaka make sense for the Mets? Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. A.J. Burnett (5/30/14) Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Samuel Deduno (9/27/14) Game Chatter: Josh Beckett vs. Rafael Montero (5/20/14)
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring training game 24 lineup: 3/25/15

It’s TanakaTime! Masahiro Tanaka is currently in-line to start the opener on April 6. He’ll continue getting ready for that today, as the Yankees take on the Mets from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.New York Yankees (13-9-1)Brett Gardner CFChase Headley 3BCarlos Beltran RFMark Teixeira 1BAlex Rodriguez DHGarrett Jones LFStephen Drew 2BDidi Gregorius SSJohn Ryan Murphy...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees rotation lines up with Masahiro Tanaka set for opener

  Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees' opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia's streak of six straight Opening Day starts for New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia's next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8. Sabathia is coming back from season-ending knee surgery...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka, not Sabathia, appears set to start Yankees' opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees' opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia's streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia's next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8. Sabathia is coming back from season-ending...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka sharp vs. Braves in second spring outing

  Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3-2/3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 on Wednesday. Tanaka gave up two hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start, both against Atlanta. He threw two perfect innings last week. Tanaka said his arm felt fine and that he'll be ready to begin the season. ''Overall everything was good,'' he said...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka pitches 3 2-3 shutout innings, Yankees beat Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday. Tanaka gave up two hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start, both against Atlanta. He threw two perfect innings last week. Tanaka said his arm felt fine and that he'll be ready to begin the season. ''Overall everything was...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 17 lineup: 3/18/15

The Yankees are in Orlando to play the Braves tonight. Masahiro Tanaka will take the ball in what will be his second start of the spring. Andrew Bailey is scheduled to pitch in relief; it will be his first appearance in a game in almost 20 months.New York Yankees (9-6-1)Brett Gardner CFChase Headley 3BBrian McCann CMark Teixeira DHGarrett Jones 1BStephen Drew 2BChris Young RFDidi...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Yankees Have the Best Rotation in the AL East?

With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article, which ranks MLB pitching rotations...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Tanaka gets start under belt; can he make 105 more?

New York Yankees ace starter Masahiro Tanaka is the key to the success of the club now, in 2016 and beyond. He took a very small step Thursday night, tossing two spotless innings against the Atlanta Braves in his first start of spring. He needs to make about 105 more starts before the Yankees can truly take a breath.If Tanaka, 27, can come close to that 105 mark by the end of the...
Via Yankees Unscripted
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka’s 1st Outing A Success, But Will It Last?

New York Yankees‘ ace Masahiro Tanaka made his much anticipated spring debut Thursday. It was what the Yankees had hoped for. It was beautiful. It was also perfect. Tanaka retired each of the six batters he faced while pitching the first two innings for the Yankees against the Atlanta Braves. Tanaka recorded two strikeouts. He got Freddie Freeman looking at a called third-strike...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka strong in debut, Yankees beat Braves 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a Yankees' 3-2 win over Atlanta Thursday night in which Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings Thursday night, striking out two. After Tanaka threw nine of 11 pitches for strikes in the first, Shelby Miller's first pitch...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka tosses 2 perfect innings in first outing of spring

  New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a game in which Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings Thursday night, striking out two. After Tanaka threw nine of 11 pitches for strikes in the first, Shelby Miller's first pitch to Yankees leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury was a ball...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka perfect in debut; Braves manager tossed in 1st inning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a game in which Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings Thursday night, striking out two. After Tanaka threw nine of 11 pitches for strikes in the first, Shelby Miller's first pitch to Yankees leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 11 lineup: 3/12/15

Hold your breath… It’s Tanaka Time! Masahiro Tanaka makes his spring debut tonight against the Braves after an offseason of rest and rehabilitation on his right elbow. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partial tear in his UCL last season, and made two starts to close out the season. The Yankees and Tanaka have continuously said that his elbow is healthy and ready to go for the season...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A Year Without Marcus Stroman

This time, at least, it’s a little different. Yu Darvish sustained an injury while pitching. Cliff Lee sustained an injury while pitching. Gavin Floyd, Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, so many of the others — they sustained their injuries while pitching. Marcus Stroman sustained an injury while fielding. His throwing arm is completely fine. […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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