Game 4: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays - Tanaka's big league debut

Bob Levey

Yankees at Jays, Tanaka vs McGoawn

Loading Scores

The team got off snide last night, but we're still waiting for a few Yankees to notch some important season firsts.

Ellsbury and Soriano still need their first hit. The entire team is still waiting for their first homerun of the season; the first triple is still up for grabs, but that's less certain.

Last night, Ivan Nova recorded the season's first HBP. Here's hoping for better control from #4 starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Tonight's going to be about Tanaka in the Yankee media, but I'm excited for the Jays' Dustin McGowan, too. He makes his first start in over 2 years, as the 32-year-old battles his way from a 2010 shoulder surgery; he hopes to join Michael Pineda among MLB pitchers to come back from labrum injuries, and to avoid the sort of related injuries (oblique) that cost him MLB time last season.


Lineup

NEW YORK YANKEES TORONTO BLUE JAYS
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF 1. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF 2. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH 3. Jose Bautista (R) RF
4. Brian McCann (L) C 4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) 1B
5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B 5. Adam Lind (L) DH
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B 6. Dioner Navarro (S) C
7. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF 7. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B
8. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B 8. Ryan Goins (L) 2B
9. Dean Anna (L) SS 9. Jonathan Diaz (R) SS

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker