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It was the most hyped Yankee debut in some time, and Masahiro Tanaka didn't disappoint. Entering after CC and Hirok each threw 2 scoreless innings, Tanaka worked a scoreless 5th and 6th. He allowed a pair of singles, didn't walk anybody, and struck out 3, throwing 31 pitches and hitting 93-94 on the gun with his 4-seamer. According to some of the beat guys, he was also throwing sliders, curveballs, changeup, and his famed splitter.
Hard to ask for anything better than that. He looked good, his stuff and command were there, and he came through the outing healthy. Now it's time to start get excited about his next appearance.