Friday, March 13, 2015
TANAKA LOOKS GOOD & THE YANKEES WON
As Bryan Hoch wrote... "Tanaka's first spring start well worth the wait." Definitely.
He goes on: "The right-hander turned in a perfect Spring Training debut, retiring all six batters he faced against the Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Tanaka struck out two and induced four routine groundouts, throwing 15 of his 19 pitches for strikes. The 26-year-old required additional pitches in the bullpen just to reach his allotted count of 35.
'Overall, I think it was good,' Tanaka said through an interpreter. 'Probably the best part is that I was able to get first-pitch strikes a whole lot tonight.'"
There were RBIs from Brett Gardner, Nick Noonan and Jake Cave. Didi Gregorius had a triple. For the most part this Spring a lot of these players are giving Yankee fans something to cheer about. And yes, I know it's early, but not a lot happening from Brian McCann or Mark Teixeira's bat. They need to step it up...
Yankees win in a Spring Training game that means nothing last night... but things are happening and that's the big thing. Working out the kinks...
Final: Yankees 3 - Braves 2
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