Thursday, July 30, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 11:02 AM
Last night, as I watched Tanaka try to find command, try to find velocity, and try to find anything that would work, I kept having a nagging thought.
When we amazingly won the previous evening, after starting out down 5 runs, I thought/hoped this could be a sweep for the Yankees. Joe had played it so that our top two pitchers would cap games 3 and 4 against the Rangers.
We stole game 2 in spectacular fashion, no thanks to the departed Colter Capuano. ( Chris will be fine. He is a phi beta kappa graduate of Duke ). But Joe's strategy appeared to have worked.
Frankly, Tanaka looked more like Capuano than himself. It was a hopeless outing. Guys on base all the time. Pitching from the stretch. Walks and hits at every turn. Quite amazing really that only 5 runs were charged to him ( or scored, for that matter ).
Back to my nagging thought; Are we starting to see the effects of that lingering, and, "cured by rest," elbow injury? Are we going to hear something about Tanaka's health, today or tomorrow?
Is this a dagger that I see before me, handle toward my hand.....?