Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tanaka "Pretty Satisfied" With Second CG Win

So far this season, it's been obvious to us all that Masahiro Tanaka isn't a guy to brag. 

The indisputable ace of the Yankees staff, 10-1 with a 2.02 ERA, pitched a two-run complete game last night in Seattle, something most pitchers would consider amazing. 

Tanaka, however, doesn't completely agree, telling the NYDN's Mark Feinsand after the victory that, while he is satisfied with his performance, he's upset that he didn't get the shutout.

“Obviously I wasn’t very happy about that home run,” Tanaka said. “But at the end, I’m pretty satisfied that I was able to go all full nine innings tonight.”

That two-run home run, courtesy of ex-Yank Robinson Cano, looked like a routine double off the bat, but instead kept carrying, eventually reaching the first row.

Interestingly, it was actually Cano's first Safeco Field homer as a Mariner, and bought Tanaka's ERA up from an amazing 1.85 to where it is now.

Had the former Pinstripe not gone deep there, #19 would've become the only AL hurler with one below 2, making it something that leaves a bad taste. 

Yes, Cano is a superstar, but considering that he hadn't even gotten on base yet in the contest that shot to left-center was a pretty big shock to everyone watching.

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