After Masahiro hit Tanaka in the head through a 112 mph line from Giancarlo Stanton during a simulation game on July 4, there was no clue how the right player could be affected – not to mention when he would return to a hill.
However there was a 5-2 victory in the Yankees’ Red Sox on Saturday.
Tanaka abandoned two runs – one of them – in Round 2 / Square, leaving after 51 degrees thanks to the stadium number.
He threw my device without targets before Boston reached third place and seemed effective for most of the short stroll, sometimes reaching 94 mph.
“I thought it was really good,” said Aaron Boone. “The force was there with the fastball. That’s a good speed, as we’ve seen on the fastball, really, in the past two years.”
However, Tanaka was frustrated by his lack of leadership, which he attributed to not participating in a competitive match since the spring training in March.
The catcher of the third series Chris Ianeta was assigned to customize to make room in the list after Tanaka was activated from the concussion injury list for seven days.
James Paxton did not retire in the second half in his first start of the season.
He will take the hill again on Sunday looking for better results and anticipating some adjustments he has made since his first season debut will help.
Paxton said: “I looked at some videos and it turned out that the angle of my arms was low and I was bowing a lot on my way to the plate.” “I was working on my condition and stood more straight and taller.”
This would allow him to throw break balls more effectively.
Yankees have high expectations from the left team, which underwent back surgery in February but ended up missing out at any time due to the late start of the regular season.
Gary Sanchez returned to the squad on Saturday after his dismissal on Friday and Boone said he “does not have much concern” about the slow start of the catcher despite Sanchez entering Saturday 0 to 15 with 10 hits.
Sanchez got his first hit this season on a reel through the right side of the field in the second half and scored.
Luis Sesa was scheduled to play another simulation game on Saturday, and is expected to return from the Coruna virus “in the next few days,” according to Boone.
Boone spoke to him late in the week and the right manager told him he feels “really good and his stuff as usual”.
MLB announced that it will host the Yankees Velez team on Monday and Tuesday and visit Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday. The Yankees will then visit Tampa Bay for a series of four games beginning on Friday, with a dual title scheduled for Saturday. Gerrit Cole is due to start on Monday and one of the games on Saturday – both of which will be seven turns thanks to the new rule for dual heads.
With no fans in the stands, it became very easy for opponents and other observers to hear what was being said on the field and in bunkers. Boone sparked an uproar a year ago intelligently, “savages in the box”, and was asked on Saturday whether the new environment had affected what he said this season.
“Maybe a little,” said Bon. “As much as you can, try to be aware of things. Believe it or not, I even try to be aware of it in all situations. I will honestly interact with what I see. You try to strike a balance between being conscious and respectful, but also very intense in the game.”