Uncategorized New York Yankees’ Prized Starter Tanaka Continues to Struggle by Staff Post June 28, 2015 SI The dazed look on New York Yankees right hander Masahiro Tanaka’s face explained it all as he stared blankly into the left field seats watching Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve round the bases after a game tying home run. Tanaka continued to struggle on Saturday as he allowed six runs with three homers among seven hits before being taken out by Yankee manager Joe Girardi in the fifth. His previous time out, Tanaka went five innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and three more homers against Detroit. The back-to-back bad outings for Tanaka made history as the Japan native became only the second Yankees’ pitcher in 100 years to give up six-plus runs, and three home runs in back to back starts. Tanaka’s fastball reached 94-95 but insisted that his mechanics were off. However, prior to the start, Tanaka had two bullpen sessions to work on his stuff, one more than the norm. Brian Cashman once described his $155 million pitcher as a “solid, consistent No. 3 starter.” Tanaka blew that projection out of the water with a 1.99 ERA in his first 14 major league starts. He also partially tore his elbow. In 2015, Tanaka is 4-3 with a 3.88 earned run average, and in his career he has a record of 17-8 with a 2.88 earned run average. Since storming onto the scene in 2014 Tanaka has spent 15 total weeks on the disabled list and has had his struggles at times. The Yankees did win the game 9-6 on Saturday, but for Yankee fans back to back bad starts by a so called “ace” is definitely concerning. Post Views: 1,079 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related Topics Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 More in Uncategorized You Know I’m Right, Episode 110: New York Giants’ Insider Paul Dottino (Audio/Video) On the 110th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Lochte, Dressel and Ledecky all Chasing Gold at 2021 Tokyo Olympics The 2021 Summer Olympic games are scheduled to take place from July 23 –... Poirier McGregor Trilogy Is a Hot Ticket but is the Donation Beef a Show? Before UFC 257, Conor McGregor predicted that he would win the fight, but more... Next Level Indoor Golf (Video) Want to golf but don’t belong to a country club? Interested in learning how... Rangers Very Busy on Second Day of 2015 NHL Draft Could Rhonda Rousey have a Garden Moment?