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Night Moves


While some of us were sleeping, Masahiro Tanaka was busy puttin’ heads to bed out in Seattle. Only a 2-run home run by Robbie Cano in the 9th spoiled a shutout.

“Nobody’s perfect,” Jeter said after the game. “But he expects perfection.”

Tanaka went the distance anyhow, escaping a jam in the 8th, and then striking out the last two batters of the game after Cano’s homer in the 9th.  Mark Teixeira’s 3-run home run was the big hit for the Yanks.

Final Score: Yanks 4, Mariners 2. 

[Photo Credit: Luigi Ghirri]

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2014 8:07 am

Just watched the game, he finished it with a 95mph heater on the outside corner. Damn!

2 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jun 12, 2014 8:35 am

Cano is a tremendous hitter. He's even hitting in Safeco, though the ball isn't clearing the fence as much this season. Even without the homers, he's a force. Comparing him to what the Yankees run out there every day, it's very hard to stomach.

3 Ben   ~  Jun 12, 2014 9:05 am

Yeah, Cano is okay I guess. I just wish he would try as hard as a guy like Pedroia...


4 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 12, 2014 9:25 am

1) Exactly. Onions!

5 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jun 12, 2014 10:41 am

Would Solarte be on the Yankees if they kept Cano?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 12, 2014 11:44 am

[5] I think so; Solarte's only real competition was with Nuñez, who he beat soundly. If anything I think the question would have become (and still is in my opinion) whether or not to start or even keep Kelly Johnson, who they initially signed to play third in you-know-who's absence. Nobody could have really anticipated what Solarte did in spring though, never mind so far this season.

7 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2014 12:05 pm

Did anyone see Tanaka double over in the 9th inning last night and remain motionless for several seconds. I thought something was severely wrong. He needs to come up with a less theatric way to display frustration over a bad pitch. One that does not give me a heart attack would be nice.

8 coleman42   ~  Jun 12, 2014 12:16 pm

[7] I worried about that too, hadn't seen anything like it before.

Also, did anyone notice our new talk show host Teixeira's mock reaction in dugout as Ichiro mistakenly dropped his beloved bat after returning from making an out. It was like "OMG Ichiro, what're you DOING?" Priceless.

9 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2014 12:32 pm

[2] Yeah, I'll say the ball isn't clearing the fence as much. That blast last night was his first Safeco homer.

But, he's on his way to a 5 WAR season again, so it's a painful loss indeed.
Just keep thinking about his 2022 season, that'll make you feel better.

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jun 12, 2014 1:27 pm

[6] If he was on the squad, I think he would have beaten out Johnson for PT, given that's what happened anyway. Might have taken longer, but at the very least Solarte would have been playing 3rd vs every lefty and Johnson would have hit .200 and Girardi would have gotten fed up.

[9] Yeah, power way down, home and away. But you look at his home/road splits and you see what a hitter he is. Only a handful of players in the game could hit .330 in Safeco

11 coleman42   ~  Jun 12, 2014 3:59 pm

[9] Like Ichiro?

12 coleman42   ~  Jun 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Oops comment 11 links with 10...

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