Tanaka (5-5) picked up the win Monday in a 3-0 victory over the Rays, scattering two hits and a walk over nine shutout innings while striking out a season-high 10. It was the right-hander's fourth career shutout in MLB, and Tanaka was in control all night -- Tampa never even got a runner into scoring position against him. He'll carry a 3.23 ERA and 84:20 K:BB through 92 innings into his next start Saturday, at home against the Astros.
Tanaka (4-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and no walks over 6.2 innings while recording the win over the Mets in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. He struck out seven. Tanaka ran into trouble in the third inning as he allowed a run on a Juan Lagares infield single and a three-run homer to Jeff McNeil. He steadied after that, permitting just one more tally on a sixth-inning Amed Rosario RBI single and pitching into the seventh. The right-hander has a 3.58 ERA and 1.18 WHIP this season, and his next scheduled start is Sunday on the road against the White Sox.
Tanaka's scheduled start against the Mets on Monday has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Tuesday, with Tanaka pitching Game 1 and James Paxton getting the ball for Game 2, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. In 13 starts this season, Tanaka owns a 3.42 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 67:19 K:BB in 76.1 frames.
Tanaka returned from the paternity list as expected Monday ahead of his scheduled start against the Mets. Tanaka's start was pushed back from Sunday due to the birth of his daughter. Nestor Cortes was optioned to clear a spot for him on the roster.
Tanaka will return from the paternity list to start Monday against the Mets, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Tanaka had been scheduled to start Sunday but will remain in New York with his wife and newborn daughter. He'll now get a two-start week next week, facing the Mets on Monday and pitching against the White Sox over the weekend.