Before Wednesday night, Robinson Cano’s only opinion of Masahiro Tanaka came from what he saw on television. After seeing him up close, Cano could make a full assessment.
Masahiro Tanaka added another notch to his stellar first two months in the majors, striking out 11 and tossing a complete game Wednesday night as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2.
Jacoby Ellsbury provided the jolt New York’s sluggish offense needed on Tuesday night, even if the Yankees still are struggling to score runs.
The Bombers will take their slingshot offense to Seattle to continue what has already been a disappointing trip. And fans around the globe might be let down about Tuesday’s pitching matchup.
Derek Jeter jogged down the left field line with the ball in his glove, thinking the play was over and making a rare mental oops in a resume full of memorable moments.
Kyle Seager homered, tripled twice and doubled, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2 Monday night.
No makeup date was immediately announced Wednesday. The Mariners say the teams will play their regularly-scheduled game Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Cano said it wasn’t a big deal or much of a distraction. But on Twitter, a debate raged over whether Seattle’s slugger deserved that sort of treatment in his return to the Bronx.
Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping the Seattle Mariners beat New York 6-3 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games.
A handful of Yankees fans were given the opportunity to boo a cardboard cutout of Cano. And boo they did. Until the 2009 World Series champion walked out from behind the cutout.
The Mariners second baseman is hoping for a rousing welcome when he’s introduced in the Bronx for the first time since bolting in free agency. Good luck with that.
Jacoby Ellsbury walked into Fenway Park last week fearing the worst. Similar thoughts have to be racing through Robinson Cano’s head right now.
The Mariners may have Cano’s double-play partner for the next decade in Brad Miller.
The Yankees have a crowded competition for the fifth spot in their starting rotation. The Mariners are breaking out the duct tape. So are the stars aligned for a deal?
“I’m not going to get into a media war with Lloyd McClendon,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said. “He’ll probably win that, anyway.”