|NY YANKEES ( TANAKA )|
MILWAUKEE ( GALLARDO )
|975||NY YANKEES||-115||Ov 7,-120||-125||Ov 7.5,+100|
|976||MILWAUKEE||+105||Un 7,+100||+115||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-8||-2.2||7-9||3.5||0.249||0.305||4.2||0.242||0.293|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.2||3-4||4.4||0.271||0.319||4.4||0.258||0.309|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-12||+4.9||12-17||3.8||0.245||0.296||3.7||0.239||0.297|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.8||4-3||3.6||0.214||0.270||4.4||0.286||0.347|
|4/25/2014||KURODA(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||1-13||L||-120||8 un||O||6||9||1||16||5||0|
|4/26/2014||NUNO(L)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||4-3||W||-105||9.5 un||U||7||6||1||9||10||0|
|4/27/2014||TANAKA(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-2||W||-160||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||6||8||1|
|5/2/2014||NUNO(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||5-10||L||+125||8.5 un||O||18||13||0||20||13||1|
|5/3/2014||TANAKA(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||9-3||W||-185||8.5 un||O||12||7||0||9||6||0|
|5/4/2014||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||1-5||L||-135||9 un||U||7||8||0||13||9||0|
|5/5/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||1-4||L||135||8 un||U||6||4||1||4||7||0|
|5/6/2014||KURODA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||4-3||W||130||7.5 ev||U||8||6||1||6||4||0|
|5/7/2014||NUNO(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||9-2||W||125||8.5 un||O||12||7||0||6||7||2|
|5/9/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||SABATHIA(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||KURODA(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|5/13/2014||NUNO(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|5/14/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)|| |
|5/15/2014||SABATHIA(L)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/25/2014||GARZA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||5-2||W||-170||8 un||U||12||9||0||5||4||1|
|4/26/2014||ESTRADA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||5-3||W||-160||7.5 ov||O||8||6||0||4||1||0|
|4/27/2014||PERALTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HAMMEL(R)||0-4||L||-145||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||9||5||2|
|4/28/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||5-3||W||155||7 un||O||11||11||1||11||13||0|
|4/29/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||5-4||W||150||7 un||O||9||6||0||9||9||0|
|4/30/2014||GARZA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||3-9||L||135||7 un||O||9||9||0||13||11||1|
|5/1/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||3-8||L||105||7 ev||O||8||5||0||12||12||0|
|5/2/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||2-0||W||110||7.5 un||U||7||5||1||3||5||1|
|5/3/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||2-6||L||135||7 un||O||3||2||1||11||8||0|
|5/4/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||3-4||L||-105||7.5 un||U||6||4||0||11||8||0|
|5/9/2014||GALLARDO(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||LOHSE(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|5/11/2014||GARZA(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-MILWAUKEE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Brewers Preview* =========================
New York (18-15) at Milwaukee (22-13), 8:10 p.m. EDT
Masahiro Tanaka is about to get his first taste of batting in the big leagues.
Hitters have had to get to him early the way he's pitched in his first major league season.
The New York Yankees starter will try to improve to 5-0 as he squares off with Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo in Friday night's opener of a three-game series at Miller Park.
Tanaka (4-0, 2.53 ERA) went 3 for 37 with four sacrifices at the plate during his seven-year career in Japan. His bat, of course, isn't why he came over to New York (18-15) as he looks to improve to 33-0 in regular-season play since losing to Seibu on Aug. 19, 2012.
The right-hander has generally gotten stronger after some early jitters. He is allowing hitters to bat .314 against him the first time through the lineup before that figure goes down to .173 over the rest of the game.
That was the pattern for Tanaka on Saturday when he gave up two runs in the first two innings before allowing one more over his next five to earn a 9-3 victory over Tampa Bay.
"I think I was able to get my rhythm back as I got deeper into the game," Tanaka said through an interpreter.
He served up two homers for the second time in three games - he's allowed seven through six starts - and now faces a Brewers offense which is among the major league leaders with 36.
Tanaka will step into the batter's box against Gallardo (2-1, 2.47), who is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in three home starts entering his first career outing against the Yankees.
Gallardo is winless in his last five starts, recording his only decision in that span Saturday as he permitted a season-high four runs in six innings in a 6-2 defeat in Cincinnati.
The right-hander has extensive experience against several New York hitters. Alfonso Soriano is 4 for 25 with 11 strikeouts against Gallardo and Brian McCann is 2 for 15, while Carlos Beltran has fared better at 6 for 21.
Milwaukee (22-13) has lost four of six in interleague play to the Yankees, who lost two of three in their only visit to Miller Park in 2005.
New York will see familiar faces in Brewers slugger Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds, who each spent time last season with the Yankees.
"I got a good taste of that jealousy on the other side," Overbay told the Brewers' official website. "But if we do the things we can do, we can beat anybody."
The Yankees had lost five of six before winning the final two games of a three-game set in Anaheim this week. Derek Jeter entered the series in a 2-for-24 slump but went 5 for 11 and hit his first homer of the year in Wednesday's 9-2 victory.
"It's good to get one," Jeter said. "I'm not catching Babe Ruth or anything, but at least you'd like to get one. The important thing is that we got a win. It was a good game for us in a lot of different ways."
The Brewers fell for the sixth time in eight games Wednesday, 3-2 at home to Arizona. They are without the injured Ryan Braun, and Aramis Ramirez is mired in a 2-for-42 slump.
"I know the lineup's not the same, but we still have enough guys in there that I think we should be scoring some runs," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We'll get it going, we'll figure it out."
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 7:01:56 AM EST|