Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Has an Off Night, as well as a Rangers Rookie Takes Advantage
The last time Masahiro Tanaka took a loss, Gary Sanchez was the Yankees’ catcher, Tyler Austin was the starting first baseman as well as the Yankees were a .500 team.
in which was on April 17, as well as within the ensuing 16-plus weeks, Sanchez went on the disabled list, Austin was traded to Minnesota for pitcher Lance Lynn, the Yankees went on a 64-34 run as well as Tanaka went 7-0.
in which unbeaten streak ended Friday night at Yankee Stadium. With three home runs coming from their rookie first baseman Ronald Guzman, the Texas Rangers pounded Tanaka as well as the Yankees, 12-7.
“You’re going to have ones like in which every today as well as then,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said of Tanaka’s performance. “They fouled off a ton of pitches all night as well as eventually made him pay.”
Tanaka struggled using a high pitch count as well as a longtime weakness — surrendering the long ball. Over a few innings, he matched his season highs in runs allowed (six) as well as home runs given up (three) in a start.
Two of those home runs came within the fourth inning, first a two-run shot by Adrian Beltre for the 469th homer of his career, then, two batters later, Guzman’s first of the night, a solo blast into the right-field seats. Beltre also drove home two runners using a double within the eighth, as well as he ended up with four runs batted in.
“I think my splitter was especially not not bad tonight,” Tanaka said. “in which didn’t have any not bad movement. I’m not here to explain everything, however I have an idea what was wrong. I’ll make an adjustment for my next start. in which’s not going to be there all the time.”
Guzman’s second homer, a much longer one, came when he led off against Tanaka within the sixth, ending the Yankees starter’s work for the night. Guzman’s third home run, another solo shot, came off reliever A.J. Cole within the seventh. in which was the first three-home run game by a Ranger since Beltre hit in which many on Aug. 12, 2012.
using a chance to hit a fourth home run, within the eighth inning, Guzman struck out swinging against Chad Green.
Guzman, who today has 12 home runs in 86 games This particular season, had not homered since July 15, a stretch of 52 at-bats. in which was the second straight night of six homers at Yankee Stadium, however unlike on Thursday, when the home team hit a few, the Yankees were outdone, 4-2.
The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Yankees as well as cost them a game in their American League East race with the first-place Boston Red Sox, who rallied coming from an 8-3 deficit to beat the Baltimore Orioles, 19-12. The Yankees are today nine games behind Boston, as well as they were four games ahead of the Oakland A’s within the wild-card race pending the outcome of Oakland’s game against the Angels in Anaheim.
Tanaka (9-3, 4.08 earned run average) has allowed 22 homers This particular season, the most of any Yankees starter. (He allowed 35 last season.) The six runs he gave up Friday matched his season high established on April 11 in a 10-7 Yankees win against the Red Sox.
“His splitter didn’t have in which downward tilt in which in which should have,” catcher Austin Romine said. “in which stayed straight, as well as a couple of them got hit out.”
Tanaka’s outing reversed what the Yankees had seen as a promising trend: Since allowing three home runs in a win against the Orioles on June 2, Tanaka had surrendered just four home runs in his next six starts.
A Yankees lineup minus Neil Walker, who hit two home runs on Thursday, struggled against the left-handed Mike Minor, who started off the game with an 8-6 record however a 4.53 earned run average. Through a few innings, the Yankees managed just three hits — two singles, one of them an infield hit, as well as Brett Gardner’s 10th home run of the season, a solo shot within the fifth.
however they rallied for three runs within the sixth, one scoring on a ground-rule double by Miguel Andujar as well as two on a bloop single by Luke Voit, Walker’s replacement within the lineup.
Romine drove within the Yankees’ final three runs using a solo homer within the seventh as well as a two-run single within the eighth.