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Sunday, June 12, 2016

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka just can’t catch a break - Yankees Blog- ESPN

The numbers are there, and you can make of them what you will.

The seven times Masahiro Tanaka has pitched on extra rest this season, he has a 1.75 ERA and has allowed two home runs. The six times he has pitched on four days’ rest, he has a 4.70 ERA and has allowed six homers.

Tanaka’s start Saturday night was on four days’ rest, so you already know how it went. Tanaka made two very bad pitches that the Detroit Tigers turned into home runs (and a couple more that became long outs), and the New York Yankees’ five-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-1 loss.

Again, make of it what you will, because Yankees manager Joe Girardi is exactly right when he says a major league pitcher needs to be able to pitch on four days’ rest.

“I’m sure there’s something to it,” Girardi said. “But as a manager, when you’re playing 40 games in 41 days, you can’t have a six-man rotation.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2016 at 08:59 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Masahiro Tanaka’s splitter is gone — is rest to blame? | New York Post

It’s only one game.

Masahiro Tanaka has built his career around his split-fingered fastball, and on Sunday, the Yankees got a glimpse of what he’d look like without it.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2016 at 06:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
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