Masahiro Tanaka
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In the final late-night game of the season, Masahiro Tanaka dealt the New York Yankees to another win over the Seattle Mariners, locking up a series win with a 7-0 victory.

At last, rescue is upon us. For the last week, my brain has been swimming in the land of exhaustion. I’ve heard the Oakland drums in my dreams (nightmares really) and discovered that the Dodgers don’t scare me at all. Fortunately for all of us, a regular game schedule is finally on the horizon.

The New York Yankees secured another series win with a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Masahiro Tanaka was simply brilliant on Tuesday night. As we know, Tanaka always steps his game up when facing a fellow Japanese pitcher and this matchup with Yusei Kikuchi was no different.

Tanaka tossed seven scoreless innings, fanning seven Mariners along the way. He allowed two hits, a liner just over the reach of Mike Ford and a fumbled grounder by Gleyber Torres which was inexplicably not ruled an error.

It was another really encouraging start for the Yankees pitching staff. This time through the rotation showed that Domingo German, James Paxton, and Tanaka have the kind of shut down stuff that will play well in October.

The next step is to prove that they can pitch this well with consistency coming down the final stretch of the season.

On offense, it was business as usual for the Bombers. Aaron Judge cracked his 100th career homer in the first to give the Yankees an immediate two-run lead.

In the third inning, Brett Gardner launched his 18th long ball of the year, giving the Yankees a 5-0 lead.

Austin Romine also chipped in with an RBI ground out to bring Gio Urshela in from third.

Romine also worked a bases loaded walk in the ninth to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead.

It was a wire to wire dominant performance for the Yankees on Tuesday night. Tanaka was fantastic and the offense score six runs on 11 hits. They now turn their attention to the final game of the west coast trip on Wednesday night, a matchup between Paxton and the guy we traded for him, Justus Sheffield.

Savage of the Game – Masahiro Tanaka

I can not stress enough how fantastic Tanaka was on Tuesday night. He didn’t allow a hit until a fifth-inning double by Kyle Seager that just barely went over Mike Ford. Tanaka proved once again that he can show up on any given night and be an ace.


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