I’m going to pretend this game never happened. Sound good? The Yankees fell behind early, and even though they threatened to get back in it, they couldn’t quite get the runs across. Annoying game is annoying.
I’ll have a recap up soon, but in the meantime, here are some highlights:
Winners of the Game
The Yankees actually had quite a few positives on Tuesday night. Luke Voit, leadoff hitter extraordinaire, went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk. Gary Sánchez had another good night at the plate, too, as he hit a big home run, his fifth on the season, to put the Yankees on the board.
But how about Nick Nelson? The 24-year-old came up from the alternate site at Scranton today, then immediately came out of the bullpen and threw three shutout innings. A starter by training, Nelson looks to have a bright future in New York.
Loser of the Game
It pains me to say this, as one of the biggest Masahiro Tanaka fans on the planet, but he did not have a good start by any measure. Tanaka allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits over two innings of work. He gave up two home runs as well.
The right-hander missed his spots all night, leaving everything up or in the middle of the zone. With Tanaka’s stuff, that’s a recipe for disaster.