6/4 - Tanaka Time

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It's been a long time since I've started a game thread - probably about as long as it's been since Tanaka got through a start without giving up a homer. So let's change both of those things tonight in the Yankees' first trip of the season to the second shittiest ballpark in the AL East.
 

terrynever

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Catfish Hunter led the league three times in homers allowed. Solo homers rolled off his back. Pitching out of trouble was the key for Catfish, as it should be for Tanaka. They are similar in some respects. Catfish usually operated with pinpoint control. Tanaka is at his best when he is locating his pitches.
The ball jumps out of the park in Toronto.
 

jon abbey

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Clint in at DH, no surprise (except his defensive ineptitude means Morales doesn’t get to start against his old team):

2B LeMahieu
1B Voit
C Sánchez
CF Hicks
SS Torres
DH Frazier
3B Urshela
RF Maybin
LF Gardner
 

crow216

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They're saying he's okay but that looks terrible and Gurriel needs to clean that shit up.
 

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Obviously Tanaka not doing that on purpose but its the second time they went up and in on him and knocked him down after he almost took Sanchez's elbow off.
 

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Heh, Matt Lipka (I believe a former big leaguer) bunted for a hit in the 9th to break up a no hitter in AA tonight, and the benches cleared after the final out. I love baseball!!
 

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Didi not hitting at all on his rehab stint, 0-5 tonight and 1-21 overall.
 

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Shane Green with his 8 trillionth save of the season locks down a TB loss at least.
 

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"Yankees lose back to back games for the first time since April 30 - May 1 at Arizona and their streak of games scoring 4+ runs ends at 14."
 

terrynever

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After going 30-12 or whatever that run was, losing two straight seems odd. Tampa lost with Snell falling to 3-5 on the season.

Yanks are preparing to reload by early July. Boston seems hogtied by payroll concerns. Tampa isn’t going anywhere.

I think it’s Coup’s turn to pitch a game thread, assuming he still has enough stamina to go nine innings.