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Call to the Pen Jun 18, 2019

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka Shines With Fourth Career Shutout Against Rays

Yankees fans can rejoice, it looks like their team is stabilizing after Tanaka pitched a complete game and shut out against the Rays Monday night. This is the New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka‘s fourth career shut out.  In fact, he pitched one just last year on July 24th against the Tampa Bay Rays as […] Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka Shines With Fourth Career Shutout Against Rays - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Yankees beat Rays 3-0, Encarnación hitless in New York debut

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East.
NorthJersey.com Jun 5, 2019
Updates on injured Yankees Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, Aaron Judge

Updates on injured Yankees Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, Aaron Judge

Updates on injured New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances and Aaron Judge        
Pinstripe Alley Jun 4, 2019
One bad inning dooms Tanaka and the Yankees

One bad inning dooms Tanaka and the Yankees

The Yankees kept Toronto in check for eight of nine innings. The fifth inning, however.... You would be forgiven for feeling extremely confident about the Yankees’ chances of winning this game through the first four innings. After all, they had opened up a 2-0 lead. While that’s far from a comfortable margin, with the way Masahiro Tanaka was pitching, it seemed like they might not need much more than that. After allowing a single to the first batter he faced, Tanaka retired 12 of the next 13 hitters. Then, as can happen, things changed with just one inning. The Blue Jays struck back...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 1, 2019
NYY vs. BOS: Domingo German vs. Rick Porcello

NYY vs. BOS: Domingo German vs. Rick Porcello

The Yankees have the (shortened) series in sight with their ace on the mound The Rivalry opened up with a favorable outcome for the Yankees last night, giving them the leg up after the series was delayed by weather on Thursday. They faced their toughest matchup pitching-wise against Chris Sale and found a way to win. Now they have a pinstripe-favored duel with an opportunity to win their ninth straight series. Domingo German gets the ball for the Bombers, and he has been sensational filling in for the injured Luis Severino. German leads the league with nine wins, pitching to a 3.43 ERA and...
Pinstripe Alley May 29, 2019
The Yankees’ most dominant pitching performances this season

The Yankees’ most dominant pitching performances this season

These are the best outings of the season for Yankees starting pitchers If I told you before the season that Luis Severino, James Paxton, CC Sabathia, and Jonathan Loaisiga all battled injuries, you would probably expect that the Yankees pitching staff was in some sort of trouble. Thanks to the performance of Domingo German and Masahiro Tanaka, that hasn’t been the case. In fact, the Yankees rank sixth in MLB in team ERA and their 8.5 pitching WAR ranks second to only the Tampa Bay Rays. These numbers are the result of tremendous depth and consistency, but there have been some standout...
Call to the Pen May 29, 2019

Why the Yankees Should Steer Clear of Max Scherzer

Given the slew of players on the IL, the New York Yankees should be all in Max Scherzer should be. However, here’s why they shouldn’t be. Despite losing 15 players to injury this season, including ace Luis Severino, the New York Yankees have the 4th best record in MLB. They’re only 2.0 games behind the […] Why the Yankees Should Steer Clear of Max Scherzer - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley May 26, 2019
The Yankees might not need to go after another big arm

The Yankees might not need to go after another big arm

With Luis Severino and Dellin Betances potentially coming back around the All-Star break, there is no need to deal prospects for another pitcher. Over the past week or so, rumors have begun to crop up about the Yankees potentially going after one more big starting arm to add to the rotation for the rest of the season. With injuries to Jonathan Loaisiga, James Paxton, CC Sabathia, and Luis Severino, the Yankees starting rotation is certainly depleted, even if Paxton and Sabathia could be on the return track soon. Yet, it might not make sense to get rid of prospects for an extra arm with the...
Pinstripe Alley May 26, 2019
How should the Yankees fill the fifth rotation spot?

How should the Yankees fill the fifth rotation spot?

David Hale should be teamed with an opener to keep the Yankees rotation afloat. The Yankees’ rotation, while a big part of the reason the Yankees have surged to the front of the American League East, has seen better days — or rather, healthier days. Already missing staff ace Luis Severino, the Yankees have watched James Paxton, Jonathan Loaisiga, and CC Sabathia make trips to the injured list. There’s no guarantee we will see any of them in the near future, either, as Loaisiga has been sent to the 60-day IL with a rotator cuff strain, Paxton continues to feel knee discomfort, and...
Pinstripe Alley May 26, 2019
Signing Keuchel would cost the Yankees both more and less than any team

Signing Keuchel would cost the Yankees both more and less than any team

The Yankees would forfeit quite a bit of extra value in signing a free agent, but the nature of that value would hurt them less than perhaps any team in baseball. Through two months of the season, a pair of last winter’s premier free agent pitchers, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, remain unsigned. With the Yankees’ rotation continually taking on water, as CC Sabathia hits the injured list and James Paxton, Luis Severino, and Jonathan Loaisiga linger on the IL, they could use another arm immediately. Of course, with the MLB Draft just a week away, it’s likely both free agents will...

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