Tag Archives: Masahiro Tanaka

It’s Tanaka Day! (but there are risks)

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For the first time since July, I am happy to announce that today is Masahiro Tanaka Day, but I can't say it with much confidence like I have done in the past. If I could summarize Tanaka's first start since coming off the disabled list, it would be this; with the reward, there are risks, and ...

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Yankees fall to Blue Jays 6-3

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I apologize in advance if the blog seemed a little dry today. I was at the Yankees game getting my final live glimpse at Derek Jeter and while the Yankees lost the game, the plus side was me getting video of Derek Jeter's final at-bat of the evening. With that said, here's the recap for ...

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Masahiro Tanaka prepares for start on Sunday, despite the risks

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Masahiro Tanaka was spotted throwing in the outfield earlier this afternoon and his main goal is for him to be ready for his start on Sunday, his first start since being diagnosed with a UCL tear. There's a chance the Yankees could postpone Tommy John Surgery or there's a chance Tanaka's elbow will blow out. ...

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Derek Jeter’s days as a Yankee are numbered

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With the Yankees beginning an eight game home stand tonight, the attention will land on the Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who's career is slated to end next Sunday at Fenway Park. The home finale for the Yankees will be next Thursday, and while Jeter's days as a Yankee are now numbered, Joe Girardi doesn't expect the ...

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Blue Jays vs. Yankees pitching matchups

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Thursday, September 18 Yankees: Shane Greene (5-3, 3.56 ERA) Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.84 ERA) Time: 7:05 p.m. T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN Who's Hot vs. Dickey: Francisco Cervelli (4-for-5, .88 AVG), Jacoby Ellsbury (5-for-12, .417 AVG) Who's Not vs. Dickey: Derek Jeter (2-for-17, .118 AVG), Martin Prado (5-for-26, .196 AVG), Ichiro Suzuki (4-for-23, .174 AVG), Mark Teixeira (2-for-13, .154 AVG), Chris Young  (1-for-10, .100 AVG) Friday, September 19 Yankees: Hiroki ...

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Why do the Yankees want Tanaka to start Sunday?

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It's no secret the Yankees want Mashairo Tanaka to start on Sunday, months after he was shut down due to a UCL tear that wasn't surgically repaired. Some fans are hesitant about having Tanaka in a game out of fear Tanaka could blow out his arm and miss all of next season and some fans believe ...

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Yankees Injury Notes: Cervelli, Prado,Tanaka, Teixeira,

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Here are a few injury notes before tonight's Yankees/Rays game.  Francisco Cervelli: Francisco Cervelli has returned to the Yankees lineup following an episode of terrible migraines. Cervelli is behind the plate tonight while Brian McCann is playing first base (we'll get to that in a minute). Martin Prado: Martin Prado was placed on the 60-day DL following an emergency ...

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Tanaka feels rusty following simulated game

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Following Masahiro Tanaka's simulated game, he wasn't confident that his next step would be a Major League game. He was hit hard, but no runs scored and while he felt he had a bad outing, Larry Rothschild and Joe Girardi thought different. “I thought he was good,” Rothschild said. “I said all along if he comes ...

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