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DJ LeMahieu was the Yankees’ MVP

DJ LeMahieu was the Yankees’ MVP

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The offseason acquisition was an offensive force with a contact-oriented approach and some added power. Determining the Most Valuable Player on the Yankees’ roster may not be an easy task, given the fantastic season that Gleyber Torres had and the impressive numbers that Aaron Judge put up despite missing many games. On the pitching side, James Paxton and Masahiro Tanaka each surpassed 3.0 fWAR and Domingo German started the season on fire. However, nobody had the consistently great performance of one of most underrated and off-the-radar offseason...
Call to the Pen Oct 20, 2019

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka not greatest Japanese pitcher…yet

Masahiro Tanaka has put together an impressive resume for the New York Yankees. However, he is not the best pitcher to come out of Japan…yet. Japanese players have become an important part of Major League Baseball over the years, with players from Japan making a tremendous impact upon the game. Players like Hideo Nomo and […] New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka not greatest Japanese pitcher…yet - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 17, 2019
ALCS Game 4 Thread. Oct 17th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

ALCS Game 4 Thread. Oct 17th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros try to establish a 3-1 lead in the ALCS in tonight’s game behind Zack Greinke. Join the discussion. In a rematch of Game 1 of the ALCS, Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93) seeks redemption going against Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45) For more background on this game go HERE. Here is the lineup information for both teams. What will the starting lineups look like? Astros: After having success by flipping Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez and reinserting Josh Reddick back in right field for Game 3, manager AJ Hinch trotted out a near identical lineup for Game 4...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 17, 2019
2019 American League Championship Series Game 4: Astros vs. Yankees, Thursday 10/17, 7 p.m. CT

2019 American League Championship Series Game 4: Astros vs. Yankees, Thursday 10/17, 7 p.m. CT

Photo by Elsa/ These teams are now playing for the right to face the Nationals in the World Series. Wednesday’s postponement has shifted around pitching matchups for the next couple of games. The Yankees were going to go with a bullpen game; instead, Masahiro Tanaka goes on normal rest. Zack Greinke, who the Yankees hit pretty well in Game 1, will try to give the Astros a three games to one lead. Here’s more on the pitching changes from mlb.com. Here’s all the rest of the info you’ll need for today’s game. Game time for ALCS Game 4: 7 p.m. CT. TV: FS1. Announcers: Joe Buck,...
TalkingChop Oct 17, 2019
ALCS Game 4: Astros vs Yankees open thread

ALCS Game 4: Astros vs Yankees open thread

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The American League Championship Series will resume Thursday night with Game 4 between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Wednesday’s rainout allowed both clubs to reset their pitching plan. Houston will go with Zack Greinke while the New York will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. Astros vs Yankees (Houston leads 2-1) Time: 8:08 p.m. ET Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York TV: FS1
Pinstripe Alley Oct 17, 2019
How the Yankees should approach Zack Greinke in Game Four

How the Yankees should approach Zack Greinke in Game Four

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ For the most part, the Yanks should attack the same way they did in Game One. With the Yankees trailing the Astros two games to one in the ALCS, New York’s mindset has shifted to Game Four. Because of the rain that hit the Bronx on Wednesday, both teams are able to skip their bullpen days and put their traditional starters on the mound. Tonight it will be a rematch between Masahiro Tanaka and Zack Greinke. The Astros couldn’t touch Tanaka, as he was near-unhittable. On the flip side, the Yankees were able to crack Greinke for three runs, including two homers....
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 17, 2019

Astros vs Yankees ALCS Game Four Preview: Greinke takes on Tanaka

The Astros will send Zack Greinke to the mound in ALCS Game Four, while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. After Wednesday’s rainout, Thursday’s Game Four of the ALCS will be a rematch from Game One. Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Astros, while Masahiro Tanaka will pitch for the Yankees. The […] Astros vs Yankees ALCS Game Four Preview: Greinke takes on Tanaka - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Daily News Oct 17, 2019

Figuring out what to do with Giancarlo Stanton is a catch-22 for the Yankees

Wednesday’s rainy day does not have to be a metaphor for the Yankees, down 2-1 in the ALCS and needing at least one win in Houston to advance. They can pitch Masahiro Tanaka on full rest in Game 4, while their bullpen will get a much-appreciated blow. However, the Yankees are trying to battle elite...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 17, 2019
NYY news: The Sock Man cometh?

NYY news: The Sock Man cometh?

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Tauchman is healthy and ready; Tanaka to start tonight; Boone is not sure when Stanton will return; Astros manager refers to pitch-tipping controversy as “funny” Newsday | Erik Boland: Game Four of the American League Championship Series, which was scheduled to be played last night, was postponed due to rain. Yankees manager Aaron Boone had stated that it was going to be a bullpen game, but after yesterday’s events, he has anointed Japanese postseason hero Masahiro Tanaka the starter. Houston’s counterpart A.J. Hinch will use Zack Greinke. Boone...
Newsday Oct 16, 2019

ALCS Game 4 postponed; could the Yankees benefit?

The postponement allows them to throw Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched brilliantly in their Game 1 victory in Houston, on regular rest Thursday night.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 15, 2019
Fast facts ahead of Yankees ALCS Game Four

Fast facts ahead of Yankees ALCS Game Four

Photo by Elsa/ Here’s what we know so far. Game Three did not go according to plan for the Yankees. Luis Severino labored through his start; the bullpen coughed up insurance runs for the Astros in the seventh inning; and the offense pushed Gerrit Cole to the ropes but never delivered the big blow. It makes sense to get the bad taste out of our mouths by looking ahead to Game Four. Weather permitting, that matchup is scheduled to take place tomorrow night. Aaron Boone indicated that he plans to use a bullpen game for the matchup. If it gets rained out, Masahiro Tanaka will take the...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 14, 2019
Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Join us for a postseason edition of the Ask PSA mailbag. The postseason is well underway, and the Yankees have been on a roll. First they swept the Twins in the ALDS, and then they got off to a solid start against the Astros. With a few days off this week, it makes a good chance to catch your breath and have a mailbag break. You may want to ask about Aaron Boone’s postseason managing strategy. You could bring up Masahiro Tanaka’s mastery in October, or ditto for Gleyber Torres. Maybe you have thoughts about the roster decisions. Any and all Yankees questions are welcome, from the big...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 13, 2019
NYY vs. HOU: James Paxton vs. Justin Verlander

NYY vs. HOU: James Paxton vs. Justin Verlander

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Yankees can make a huge statement with a win tonight. Game One of the ALCS couldn’t have gone any better for the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka pitched great, the bats pummeled the Astros’ pitching, and the Yankees made their presence felt on the road with their first playoff win at Minute Maid Park in team history. The Yankees will need a similar show of dominance tonight, as James Paxton will take on Justin Verlander in Game Two of the ALCS. The Yankees are looking to return home to the Bronx up 2-0 in the series. Paxton will be making just his second postseason...
Call to the Pen Oct 13, 2019

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka making case as greatest postseason pitcher

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka’s career postseason performance has been nothing short of phenomenal. Is he the best starting pitcher in postseason history? In short, it’s too early to tell, but he could be.  Before Masahiro Tanaka came over to the MLB, he had already established himself as a postseason legend in Japan. […] New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka making case as greatest postseason pitcher - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Oct 13, 2019

Astros: Houston, we have a problem

Gleyber Torres drives in five runs and Masahiro Tanaka delivers six shutout innings in Yankees’ 7-0 Game One win over the Houston Astros. Saturday night, the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 because Masahiro Tanaka pitched and because Gleyber Torres played. The second-year infielder went three-for-five with a double and a homer, driving in […] Astros: Houston, we have a problem - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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