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SNY TV May 15, 2018

Rain ends Tanaka's night after five innings

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs in five innings against the Nationals on Tuesday night before the game was suspended until Wednesday due to rain.
Pinstripe Alley May 15, 2018
Yankees vs. Nationals: Tanaka vs. Gonzalez

Yankees vs. Nationals: Tanaka vs. Gonzalez

Let’s start the series with a win. The Yankees kick off this road trip with two games against the Nationals. After yesterday’s off day, everyone should be feeling well-rested. Masahiro Tanaka is set to make the start opposite of Gio Gonzalez. The former surrendered four earned runs to Boston last week, and was tagged for two home runs. Prior to that, he pitched well against the Astros, Angels, and Twins during New York’s winning streaks. He will face Gonzalez, who is off to a great start this season. Through 44 and two-thirds innings, Gonzalez has a 2.22 ERA, 10.07 K/9, and has given...
Pinstripe Alley May 12, 2018
How Domingo German can continue to be an effective starting pitcher

How Domingo German can continue to be an effective starting pitcher

What Domingo German can do when he takes the mound again. Following the loss of Jordan Montgomery, the Yankees were forced to rely on Domingo German to make a start. Despite his clear talent, it was hard to determine how the right-hander would do over several innings of work. In his May 6 start against the Cleveland Indians, German managed to throw six no-hit innings with nine strikeouts before ultimately being pulled with just 84 pitches thrown. The Yankees will need to rely on him again, but can he repeat his performance? Here are three ways German can remain effective in the...
Pinstripe Alley May 9, 2018
Yankees 9, Red Sox 6: Another comeback win gives Yanks first in AL East

Yankees 9, Red Sox 6: Another comeback win gives Yanks first in AL East

17 out of 18! A theme of this recent Yankees’ hot streak has been walk-off and/or come from behind wins. Today wasn’t the former, but it was an especially good version of the latter. The Yankees led for most of the game, but the Red Sox got enough runs of Masahiro Tanaka to keep them in striking distance. Then in the seventh, they coughed up the lead. However, the 2018 Yankees seem, at least right now, incapable of being put away. Instead, they put up a four spot in the eight inning, re-taking the lead, and giving them some breathing room. Those runs in the eighth were enough, as they...
SNY TV May 9, 2018

Long ball hurts Tanaka in no-decision start against Sox

Though he isn't lined up for the loss, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka had trouble finishing the Red Sox hitters Wednesday night.
NESN.com May 9, 2018
Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi Blasts Solo Home Run Off Masahiro Tanaka

Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi Blasts Solo Home Run Off Masahiro Tanaka

Things tend to bode well for Andrew Benintendi at Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox left fielder often does damage... Read More »
NESN.com May 9, 2018
Watch Mitch Moreland Club Two-Run Homer Off Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka

Watch Mitch Moreland Club Two-Run Homer Off Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka

Mitch Moreland sure loves hitting home runs. The Boston Red Sox first baseman put that on full display early in... Read More »
Pinstripe Alley May 9, 2018
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rick Porcello

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rick Porcello

The Yankees look to continue their hot stretch in game two against the Red Sox. The Yankees picked up where they left off yesterday, winning for the 16th time in 17 games. Not only that, it put them back into a tie for first place in the AL East. Tonight, the Yankees can take the division lead outright in game two against Boston. Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the Yankees, looking to avenge his poor start in Boston earlier this season. His final line from his last appearance against the Astros isn’t amazing, but Tanaka was pretty good for most of that game. He’s been good in...
Pinstripe Alley May 9, 2018
What is behind Masahiro Tanaka’s recent success?

What is behind Masahiro Tanaka’s recent success?

Tanaka’s last three starts have helped keep the Yankees on their recent winning surge. After a rough regular season performance in 2017, Masahiro Tanaka turned in a trio of fantastic postseason starts to leave the Yankees hopeful for a productive 2018 season. His first start of the season did little to change that hope, but Tanaka followed with three-straight disappointing performances, including a rock-bottom clunker against the lowly Marlins, in which he allowed five runs over five innings in a 9-1 loss at home. Like the rest of the Yankees, Tanaka rebounded from mediocrity to turn in...
Pinstripe Alley May 3, 2018
Yankees 6, Astros 5: Ninth inning rally gives Yankees series win in Houston

Yankees 6, Astros 5: Ninth inning rally gives Yankees series win in Houston

After nearly letting a win slip away, the Yankees come up big. The first six innings of this game went about as well as the Yankees could have hoped. They wren’t amazing against Lance McCullers, but the got him for a couple runs and had a lead. Masahiro Tanaka kept the Astros off the board and was cruising. Then the seventh inning happened. A couple of singles, a controversial hit by pitch call, and a disastrous Chad Green outing gave the lead away to the Astros. Even though the Yankees had already guaranteed a split in the series, letting this one slip away would have been beyond...
Pinstripe Alley May 3, 2018
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Lance McCullers

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Lance McCullers

Tanaka gets the start as the Yankees try to take three of four in Houston. After an inauspicious start to the series, the Yankees have bounced back with two straight wins over the Astros. They’ve clinched at least a split in Houston, but there’s a chance for more. With a win, the Yankees can take three out of four at the home of the reigning World Series champs and the team that knocked them out last season. To try and do that, the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound. After a bad outing against the Marlins, Tanaka had bounced back and allowed two runs total in his last two...
SNY TV May 1, 2018

Yankees' pitchers keeping pace with offense

The Yankees offense is going to consistently receive a good deal of credit - averaging close to eight runs per game during a nine-game win streak will do that - but the club's pitching staff has been excellent over the last 10 days as well.
www.bostonherald.com Apr 29, 2018
Tanaka, Yankees dominant in 11-1 rout of Angels

Tanaka, Yankees dominant in 11-1 rout of Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Masahiro Tanaka was spotted a five-run lead before he ever took the mound on Saturday. The Yankees sent every batter in the lineup to the plate, so he waited longer than usual to pitch the first inning.He had a comfortable 10-run lead when he took the mound for the second time as the Yankees batted around. Waiting can be difficult, but for Tanaka, he made it look easy.Tanaka struck out nine in six strong innings, and the New York Yankees' bats continued to sizzle in an 11-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night."We're getting good starting pitching that's...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 29, 2018
Yankees 11, Angels 1: Slugfest puts this one away early

Yankees 11, Angels 1: Slugfest puts this one away early

That’s eight in a row! If you had other plans tonight, you missed a fun game. Not only was the Yankee offense firing on all cylinders, but Masahiro Tanaka tossed a gem. The Yankees put the game out of reach early to extend their winning streak to eight games. Now they’ll have a chance to sweep the series tomorrow. Garrett Richards has never fared well against the Yankees, and that remained true tonight. The offense jumped all over him in the top of the first inning, and everyone in the lineup faced him before the third out. After Brett Gardner struck out, Aaron Judge singled up the...

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