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Monday April 15th 2024


Masahiro Tanaka’s Dominant 10th Win Shows He’s Well Surpassed the Hype

class="ui-droppable">In the fourth inning of the New York Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night, Masahiro Tanaka struck out Endy Chavez with a wicked splitter. With that, Yankees play-by-play man Bob Lorenz noted, Tanaka became just the fifth pitcher since 1900 to strike out 100 batters in his first 13 games.

One of the others? Hideo Nomo.

That’s significant because Nomo, another much-hyped Japanese import, crossed the Pacific with big expectations trailing him. And like Nomo, Tanaka has surpassed the hype.

Tanaka reached another important milestone in leading the Yankees to victory at Safeco Field: He won his 10th game, becoming the second pitcher this season to do so after the Toronto ...

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