Tanaka’s unbeaten streak continues in 5-3 win
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s action, a 5-3 Yankees win over the Brewers at Miller Park:
Masahiro Tanaka’s undefeated streak continued into Interleague Play on Friday, as the right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and helped pitch the Yankees past the Brewers, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park
When Tanaka arrived, the initial question was whether he could perform at anything like the lofty level he had reached in Japan. In seven big league starts since, the central Tanaka question has changed to: “Is this fellow ever going to lose?”
“It would always be special when you get honored by a particular team, but when it’s the Yankees, you realize what their history is. You know you only have so many numbers to choose from,” Torre said.
“I said, ‘You’re going to get in trouble, man,’” Jeter said. “And then he repeated that he wanted a hug, and I said, ‘Look out.’ That’s pretty much what happened.”
“He swung the bat really well in Boston after that, but I’ve thought about that, wondering could there be something there,” Girardi said. “He says he feels good and doesn’t get a lot of treatment, but I still wonder about it.”
“We tried to pinpoint something, but it was just a little bit of stiffness that I tried to just kind of count off and not give it too much,” Kelley said. “I kept pushing through it and it got a little bit tighter.”