Maybe the Masahiro-Tanaka crisis is over.
The right-hander showed a second strong performance on Friday night in the Bronx in the Yankees' 3-2 win against the Indians.
Victory prevailed not only Thursday's defeat by Cleveland further distanced Tanaka's bouts, which plagued him at the start of the second half, when he saw his ERA in just seven starts from 3.21 to 4 , 93 rose.
On Friday he stared downwards A tough Native American cast that had scored in all five games except for a six or more runs.
Tanaka left Jose Ramirez from second inning Homer and Yasiel Puig in the sixth game of the field
Between the two strikes, Tanaka retired from 1
feels pretty good, "Tanaka said through an interpreter after giving up two runs in 6 ¹ / ₃ innings.
This happened after Tanaka threw eight goalless innings on his previous start in Toronto. One-time Homer with a double that forced Aaron Boone to go bullpen, but Tommy Kahnle stepped in and knocked out Jason Kipnis and Franmil Reyes "The whole day began with Masa taking control of the zone and getting a really good lineup," said Brett Gardner, whose eighth-inning was crucial to the importance of putting Francisco Lindor's flyball in to move the middle of the track.
Aaron Judge pointed out that Cleveland did not start in the opening inning after seven rounds in the inaugural opening on Thursday.
] "Mas" Set the tone for this first inning shutdown, "said Judge. "He kept a strong lineup off balance. If Masa is in the zone and can handle all his pitches, he is dangerous.
This is the version of Tanaka that the Yankees need on the track because of their rotation due to the continuing inconsistency of JA Happ and James Paxton – as well as CC Sabathia, who is due to return from injured list on Sunday.
Tanakas only disappointment resulted from his inability to survive the seventh, as he quickly had problems on the third pass, but considering his position not long ago, the Yankees will undoubtedly tackle this problem.