Monday, September 15, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka throws five scoreless, Yankees lose simulated game

New York Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka tossed five innings of scoreless ball in a simulated game this afternoon, but as in real games, the Bombers went on to lose.

Tanaka, who has been trying to avoid surgery for a partially torn UCL, threw 65 pitches and allowed six hits while striking out four batters according to multiple beat writers. YES reporter Meredith Marakovits reported via Twitter that Tanaka hit 92 mph on the radar gun.

The Yankees’ offense much like in real games was non-existent and a fake reliever blew the game as the Yanks watch their season go down the toilet.

The next step for Tanaka, assuming he feels no pain, could be to pitch in a real game, where he’ll get exactly the same run support. It will lead to the following comment after the game from Yankees’ skipper Joe Girardi.

‘Well, Tanaka battled and gave us all he had, but we couldn’t get anything going on offense. It’s not what you want.’

You’re welcome for saving you from watching any more of this season.

Photo Courtesy of Arturo Pardavila III via WikiCommons.

Christopher Carelli is a freelance sports writer/editor and the Director of Content Strategy for Sportsideo.