Tanaka took the loss during Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays on Wednesday after surrendering five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk over four innings.
The right-hander generated 11 swinging strikes on 73 pitches, but Kevin Kiermaier's three-run homer during the fourth inning and Randy Arozarena's solo shot in the fifth doomed the outing. Tanaka also struggled in his first postseason start as he gave up six runs against the Indians. The 31-year-old's seven-year, $155 million deal concludes at the end of the season, and he may have made his last start for the Yankees with the team on the brink of elimination.
Tanaka will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays on Wednesday, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.
Tanaka was knocked around by the Indians in his first start of the 2020 postseason, surrendering six runs over four innings of work. Despite a rough showing Thursday, the right-hander was reliable for New York during the regular season, posting a 3.56 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with a 44:8 K:BB across 48 frames. The Yankees will hand the ball to Gerrit Cole in Game 1 and Deivi Garcia in Game 2.
Tanaka was knocked around in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Round against Cleveland, allowing six runs on five hits in four innings, striking out three and walking three.
The Yankees' bats eventually bailed Tanaka out, as New York came back to win 10-9, but it certainly wasn't the performance the Yankees hoped to see from their second starter. Most of the damage was done in the first inning, a frame which saw five Cleveland hitters reach base and four come around to score. He later allowed the first two batters in the fifth inning to reach base, both of whom would come around to score after he was replaced by a reliever. He'll look to rebound in his next outing, which will likely come in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Rays on Tuesday.
Tanaka allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks across four innings during the Yankees' 14-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He struck out three.
The Yankees recorded three errors in the field, which skewed the box score. Nonetheless, Tanaka labored through 91 pitches (55 for strikes). It is an uncharacteristic conclusion to a strong bounce-back campaign for the Japanese 31-year-old. Tanaka finishes the regular season with a 3.56 ERA over 48 innings.
Tanaka's next scheduled start has been pushed back a day to Wednesday against Toronto, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
Tanaka was originally lined up to pitch the second contest of the four-game series Tuesday, but he'll get an extra day of rest and instead start Wednesday. The move was presumably decided upon with an eye toward the Yankees' postseason rotation.
Tanaka (3-2) picked up the win in Thursday's 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
The Yankees erupted for five homers and seven runs in the fourth inning, giving Tanaka all the run support he would need. The veteran right-hander will take a 3.27 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 39:5 K:BB through 44 innings into Tuesday's rematch with the Jays in Buffalo.
Tanaka (2-2) picked up the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
The red-hot DJ Stewart took him deep in the first inning, but otherwise Tanaka was firmly in control, tossing 61 of 91 pitches for strikes. The veteran righty will carry a 3.16 ERA and 34:5 K:BB through 37 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Blue Jays.
Tanaka (1-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out five over 5.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Orioles.
Tanaka was dominant over his past two starts and was rewarded with his first win of 2020 the last time he took the mound. However, he was roughed up early in Sunday's contest, and the Yankees' offense wasn't able to generate much run support, forcing him to settle for his second loss of the year. Tanaka now has a 3.38 ERA and 29:5 K:BB over 32 innings this season. He should get another chance to face the Orioles on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Tanaka (1-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Rays, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven.
The seven strikeouts were a season high for Tanaka, who completed six innings for the first time in 2020 en route to his first win. Despite the lack of success in the win column, the 31-year-old is having a strong campaign, posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 24:4 K:BB through 26.2 innings. He'll try to keep rolling in his next outing Sunday in Baltimore.
Tanaka allowed three hits and no walks while striking out four across five scoreless innings in the second game of the team's doubleheader Wednesday against Atlanta. He did not factor into the decision.
Tanaka dominated the Braves, allowing only a trio of singles in his five innings of work. He was pulled after only 66 pitches but felt as if he was running out of energy after the relatively few number of pitches, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Tanaka has completed five innings of work in only two of his five starts this season, though they have been high quality, as he's maintained a 3.48 ERA with a 17:3 K:BB across 20.2 frames. He is in line to draw his next start early next week against Tampa Bay.
Tanaka is set to make his next start Wednesday in Atlanta, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Tanaka was denied two starts last week after the Yankees had their entire weekend series with the Mets postponed, and with Gerrit Cole set to pitch Tuesday in the team's first game of the current week, the 31-year-old righty will have to wait until next week before he lines up for another two step. Through four outings this season, Tanaka has reached five innings just once and has supplied a 4.60 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Tanaka (0-1) took the loss Tuesday as the Yankees were downed 6-3 by the Rays, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits over four innings. He struck out two without walking a batter.
The eight hits nearly doubled the total Tanaka has given up this season, and they weren't from soft contact -- five of them went for extra bases, including homers by Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows. Tanaka will take a 4.60 ERA and 13:3 K:BB through 15.2 innings into his next outing Sunday, on the road against the Mets.
Tanaka allowed two runs on five hits and two walks and struck out three in four innings Wednesday versus Atlanta. He did not factor in the decision.
Tanaka's pitch count has slowly but steadily increased -- he threw 66 pitches (42 strikes) in Wednesday's game. He was a bit generous with baserunners, causing him to exit after just four innings. Tanaka has a 2.31 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 11.2 innings this season. The 31-year-old righty should be able to throw 70 pitches in his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday versus the Rays.
Tanaka tossed five scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Rays but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out five.
Tanaka continues to build back up to a full pitch count after a concussion forced him to miss the start of the season. He was incredibly sharp in a relatively short outing during Friday's pitching duel as he allowed just one baserunner over five innings. However, the Yankees were unable to provide any run support, forcing the right-hander to settle for a no-decision once again. Tanaka's next start should come at home Wednesday against the Braves.
Tanaka allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk over 2.2 innings during Saturday's 5-2 win over Boston. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
The veteran right-hander wasn't especially sharp Saturday, but overall it was a solid performance after he missed most of summer camp after being hit in the head by a liner in live batting practice. Tanaka will continue ramping up toward his traditional workload, so he should be able to reach around 60 pitches his next time out.
Tanaka (concussion) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Tanaka's preseason preparation was interrupted after he was hit in the head by a liner in live batting practice back in early July, though he won't wind up missing more than one turn in the rotation. He's unlikely to handle anything close to a full starter's workload in his first start of the year, however, as he threw just 35-40 pitches in his final simulated game Sunday.
Tanaka (concussion) is scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
As expected, Tanaka is set to make his season debut this weekend after missing the beginning of the campaign while working back from a concussion. The right-hander threw 35-to-40 pitches in a simulated game last weekend, so he'll presumably be on a pitch count for his first start of the shortened 2020 season.
Tanaka (concussion) is expected to make his season debut this weekend against the Red Sox, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Tanaka's preseason buildup was put on hold when he suffered a concussion back on July 4 after taking a line drive off the head, though he's been symptom-free and able to work out for quite some time. He threw 35-to-40 pitches in a simulated game Sunday, so he'll presumably be on a pitch count for his season debut.
Tanaka (concussion) completed a simulated game at the Yankees' alternate training site Sunday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
The 31-year-old was expected to deliver 35-to-40 pitches Sunday, and though the exact pitch count isn't known he covered about two innings and had three strikeouts. Tanaka could end up rejoining the rotation later in the week, but he likely won't immediately have the workload of a traditional starter.
Tanaka (concussion) is expected to throw 35-40 pitches in a simulated game Sunday and could start Friday against the Red Sox, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Tanaka continues to work his way back from the concussion he suffered July 4, with Sunday's sim game potentially representing the final test before the right-hander rejoins the rotation. If Tanaka does make it back Friday, he will have missed only one start.
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|09/17||vs TOR||W 10-7||1||0||0||7.0||7||3||0||5|
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