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Newsday Jul 17, 2019

Rainout leads to Rays-Yankees doubleheader Thursday

Single-admission pair begins at 3 p.m. at the Stadium. Domingo German will pitch the opener, and Yankees are expected to use an "opener" for the second game. J.A. Happ will be pushed back to Friday against the Rockies, with Masahiro Tanaka starting Saturday.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 17, 2019
The reemergence of Masahiro Tanaka’s fastball is a good sign for the Yankees

The reemergence of Masahiro Tanaka’s fastball is a good sign for the Yankees

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ His heater has helped him withstand troubles with his splitter. The prevailing thought about Masahiro Tanaka’s pitch arsenal is that he is a bit of a junkballer. He throws mostly offspeed and breaking pitches, while employing one of the lowest fastball percentages in the major leagues. It’s an approach that has worked out quite well for him throughout his six-year term with the Yankees However, there’s been a little bit of a monkey wrench thrown into that strategy this year, as Tanaka has lost effectiveness on his trademark splitter this year. What was once...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 15, 2019
NYY vs. TB: James Paxton vs. Blake Snell

NYY vs. TB: James Paxton vs. Blake Snell

James Paxton is on the mound to kick off a four-game set versus the Rays in the Bronx. The Yankees have started the second half on a positive note, as solid starting pitching and timely hitting led to a series win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Potential trade target Marcus Stroman threw a quality start yesterday, but it wasn’t enough against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees bullpen. Now the Bombers will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays into town as they try to extend their lead in the AL East. The most recent four-game series against the Rays ended up in a split down in Tampa, but in the Bronx...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 14, 2019
Yankees best Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays in 4-2 victory

Yankees best Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays in 4-2 victory

Yanks’ pitching dominates as New York takes another home series The Yankees faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for New York, and Marcus Stroman for Toronto. Stroman came into the game with nine career starts in Yankee Stadium with a 2-5 record and 6.37 ERA. After going down 1-2-3 in the first inning, the Yanks would have quite the different second. Luke Voit reached on an infield single to start the inning, then Gleyber Torres followed by ripping a double down the left field line, advancing Voit to...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 14, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Tanaka sharp as the Bombers down the Blue Jays

Yankees Highlights: Tanaka sharp as the Bombers down the Blue Jays

After dropping a tight game last night, the Yankees bounced back with a close win of their own to take the series over the Blue Jays. The Yankees have returned from the All-Star break with a few games that weren’t very Yankee-like. They entered this series with the Blue Jays with a lineup loaded with power, but the two AL East foes submitted a close, well-pitched three-game set. With Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, the Yankees were able to do just enough today to ensure they didn’t drop the series to their lesser rivals, keeping pace in the AL East and maintaining their 6.5-game lead with...
Newsday Jul 14, 2019

Yankees beat Blue Jays, but Marcus Stroman goes six strong in audition

Masahiro Tanaka was a shade better, however. The Yanks righty allowed just two runs over six innings on four hits and no walks while striking out five.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 14, 2019
NYY vs. TOR: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Marcus Stroman

NYY vs. TOR: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Marcus Stroman

The Yankees look to take the rubber match of this three-game set. The Yankees and Blue Jays will wrap up this weekend series in the Bronx in a Sunday matinee. Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for his first appearance in the second half and since the All-Star Game. Yankees starting pitchers have allowed no more than two runs in six of their last eight starts, and have combined for a 2.63 ERA over that span. Tanaka will look to continue his recent success against Toronto. He has won six straight starts at home against the Blue Jays with a 1.59 ERA during that stretch. Gary Sanchez and...
NorthJersey.com Jul 14, 2019
New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays announce lineups for Sunday

New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays announce lineups for Sunday

Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18) starts for the Jays, while Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.86) will be on the mound for the Yanks.        
Pinstripe Alley Jul 11, 2019
NYY News: Ball of confusion

NYY News: Ball of confusion

Masahiro Tanaka agrees that the ball doesn’t feel right; Yanks not satisfied with division lead; Gary Sanchez showing why he was an All-Star; Jim Bouton passes away at age 80. Brendan Kuty | NJ.com: A lot has been made about the state of the baseball throughout MLB. Home run spikes and intricate tests that reveal clear alterations have called for a lot of questions towards commissioner Rob Manfred, who said that MLB in no way deliberately changed the makeup of the ball. Masahiro Tanaka said before his All-Star appearance that the ball “doesn’t feel right,” that the seams are lower...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 9, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez comes up big in All-Star Game

Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez comes up big in All-Star Game

The Yankees shined in this year’s All-Star Game. We’re in the midst of a four-game stretch without Yankees baseball. Some of the Bombers did play today, though. If you had no interest in watching the All-Star Game, but want to know how the Yankees’ representatives did, we’ve got you covered. We will have a full game recap up later, but here are the highlights for now: Winner(s) of the Game Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t originally named to the All-Star team, but ended up being an injury replacement for Marcus Stroman. He entered the game in the second, following Justin Verlander, and...
Newsday Jul 9, 2019

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka happy to be on All-Star stage . . . and does the job

Tanaka, who never had pitched in an All-Star Game, tosses a scoreless inning.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 9, 2019
NYY news: Hey now, it’s some All-Stars

NYY news: Hey now, it’s some All-Stars

News on when the Yankees might play in the All-Star Game; Sonny Gray reflects on his time in New York; a look the ASG rosters. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: While we already knew for sure when two of the five Yankee All-Stars will play, we now have a clue when some of the others might get in the game. Alex Cora says that Masahiro Tanaka will likely take over for starter Justin Verlander, while Aroldis Chapman will be used as a closer if the AL has a ninth inning lead. New York Post | Ken Davidoff: After the mediocrity that was his Yankee career, Sonny Gray has gone on and found success with the...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 7, 2019
MLB All-Star Week 2019: Schedule, events, TV coverage, and Yankees information

MLB All-Star Week 2019: Schedule, events, TV coverage, and Yankees information

Here’s how to watch your favorite Yankees in this year’s All-Star festivities. Believe it or not, it’s time for the 2019 MLB All-Star Week. The season just flies by, doesn’t it? As the unofficial first half draws to a close, all eyes shift towards Cleveland, home of this year’s Midsummer Classic. The Yankees will send five players to the festivities: Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Aroldis Chapman, and Masahiro Tanaka. The action gets underway this evening with the All-Star Futures Game. Top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia will start the game for the American League....
Pinstripe Alley Jul 7, 2019
NYY News: Aaron Judge is good at baseball, here’s why

NYY News: Aaron Judge is good at baseball, here’s why

The small tweak that guided Aaron Judge’s success after his return from injury; Masahiro Tanaka added to the All-Star roster; Aaron Boone gives some insight into how he decides what players to rest New York Post | Kevin Kernan: Since returning from injury, Aaron Judge has been as good as we remember, reaching base safely in eight consecutive games and clubbing four homers on top of his .407/.529/.889 slash line. A lot of that success comes from a small tweak to his approach that has him going up the middle or to right field more often. He trains his body to go to right by taking a...
NorthJersey.com Jul 6, 2019
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on his All-Star selection

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on his All-Star selection

Yankees Masahiro Tanaka, via interpreter, talks about his late selection to the AL All-Star team as injury replacement.        

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