New York Yankees to Push Back Masahiro Tanaka's Next Start

Posted June 11, 2017

The first of those blasts hit the Judge's Chambers, providing the section with a thrill. Infielder Rob Refsnyder was in left. And the crowd offered him a standing ovation after he surrendered his first base hit with one out in the fifth.

Hicks homered twice and Montgomery pitched a career-high seven innings as NY pulled away for an 8-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. When the fifth inning was done, the Yankees where ahead by 14 runs.

So manager Joe Girardi decided that he'd push Tanaka back until Monday when the Yankees face the Angels - inside their pitcher-friendly Southern California ballpark.

From Rotoworld: Tillman yielded five runs - three earned - over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox. On Friday, he pitched a career-high seven innings. He struck out eight, walked two and gave up just two hits.

Matt Holliday followed with a single and moved to third on Starlin Castro's double into the left-field corner.

The Yankees smacked five home runs on Saturday, which marked their third game this season with five or more homers.

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Inserting Austin Romine as Tanaka's backstop lasted all of one game on May 26, when Tanaka only allowed one run, scattering five hits through 7.1 innings - yet still picked up the loss to the AL West last-place A's.

The Yankees improved to 36-23.

CHICAGO - Mark Reynolds and Charlie Blackmon homered, rookie Jeff Hoffman pitched neatly into the seventh inning and Colorado won its seventh straight.

Quick, but not quite painless.

"The Yankees and Orioles have already met 3 times this season".

"It definitely feels really good to be able to get off to a hot start and keep it going".

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Here is the official data from Statcast for Judge's 19th home run of the season.

The onslaught simply continued.

Gary Sanchez kept the rally going with a two-run single to left and the Yankees led 3-0. Then Gregorius slammed a two-run shot to right field.

Following a walk to Chase Headley and a wild pitch, Carter capped the scoring with a single to left.

-Since saying "I'm better than this" after a rough start in Kansas City, Montgomery is 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA in his last four starts.

Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (1-3, 5.59 ERA) pitches Saturday night against RHP Luis Severino (4-2, 2.90), who is 2-0 with a 2.02 ERA in his past six starts. "It knocks a lot of air out of your sails", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

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As it stands, most pundits expect the Yankees to use Chad Green on Sunday, though he'll likely only throw between 50-75 pitches because he's been used predominately out of the bullpen this season. It was just trying to get too far ahead and trying to get that breaking stuff going so early when you get two quick outs. He has allowed 27 runs and 11 homers over his last 22 2/3 innings. He hit two bombs Thursday. Tommy Layne surrendered one in the ninth. The team has not allowed a hit with a runner in scoring position this month. That's the longest streak in the majors since St. Louis went nine games in August 2007.