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Was Masahiro Tanaka as Advertised in New York Yankees Debut?

class="ui-droppable">The long-awaited debut of Masahiro Tanaka finally took place Saturday afternoon, when the New York Yankees' prized pitcher took the mound for two innings of spring training work against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pitching in front of a jam-packed crowd at George Steinbrenner Field, Tanaka was under more pressure than a typical first-year player would be. Various televised camera shots of the Japanese media illustrated how much attention this game was getting.

So after all the build-up, did Tanaka give the fans and media everything they wanted?

Of course not. It was two innings in his first spring training game. Tanaka did some good things and some bad things, and there were elements of his repertoire that we didn't ...

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