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Masahiro Tanaka is living up to the hype
In Wednesday's domination of the Cubs, Tanaka struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings, and allowed only a pair of bunt singles -- the first coming on a successful challenge by Chicago manager Rick Renteria.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
New York Daily News
Mr. Clean: Pineda has fine start minus pine tar as Yanks complete DH sweep
After having suspicious-looking brown goop on right hand in previous start against Red Sox, Pineda washes away Cubbies with 2-0 following Masahiro Tanaka's lead.
Tanaka's 10 K's lead Yanks in twin-bill opener
That was all that the Cubs produced against Tanaka, who applauded into his glove after the final out of the eighth inning.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Asbury Park Press
Mark Leiter Jr. of Toms River takes the mound in Lakewood hoping to help BlueClaws snap skid
The attention Mark Leiter Jr. will get tonight when he pitches for the Lakewood BlueClaws will not be new to him.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Rounding Third: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'
And, yes, according to rule 8.02.4 in the Major League Baseball official rule book, "The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball," and any violation should warrant an immediate ejection.
Al Leiter On MLB, Pineda And Pine Tar: 'It's A Stupid Rule'
John Franco Weighs In, Agrees It's No Big Deal To Use Foreign Substance For Grip April 11, 2014 11:20 AM That's because the New York Yankees starter had what looked like pine tar - though Pineda insisted afterward that it was just dirt - on his palm.
If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'
Yes, New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda had something on his wrist Thursday night.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Masahiro Tanaka To Make Much-Anticipated Yankees Debut Friday
Eleven years ago, a highly touted Japanese import made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in Canada.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
New York Post
Al Leiter: The pitch that makes Tanaka dangerous
YES Network analyst and former Yankees starter Al Leiter previews Masahiro Tanaka's much-anticipated debut with The Post's Justin Terranova.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Boomer & Carton: Al Leiter Shares His Passion For Baseball With The Masses
Al Leiter played 19 season in the big leagues, so he knows a thing or two about how special Opening Day is for us baseball fans.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
New York Post
From Seaver to Gee: Name that Mets Opening Day starter
Gee was officially named Monday as the Mets' Opening Day starter , getting the nod over fellow right-handers Bartolo Colon and Zack Wheeler after Jon Niese's season debut was delayed by elbow soreness .