About Ryan Nakada

Yankees fan for most of my life. Has always had a love for baseball, whether it be playing it, watching it, reading about it, or writing about it.

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Yankees Game 20: Tanaka, offense dominant in series opener

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New York Yankees 9 — Boston Red Sox 3 Jacoby Ellsbury made his Fenway Park debut as a New York Yankee and Masahiro Tanaka made his Fenway Park debut tonight. To no surprise, Ellsbury, batting leadoff, was met with a mixed reaction of cheers and boos from the Fenway faithful. The former Red Sox center […]

Yankees Game 19: Anna watches the win in

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New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 1 (12 Innings) On Easter Sunday, the Yankees took 12 innings to decide a pitcher’s duel in Tampa Bay. After two ugly losses, the Yankees didn’t know what to expect from the spot start of Vidal Nuno. All they knew was that he worked fastand threw strikes. […]

Yankees Game 18: Blown out from the beginning

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New York Yankees 1 — Tampa Bay Rays 16 As you can see from the score, tonight’s game at Tampa Bay will not be one to look back on. A scoreless first inning by Ivan Nova that included two strikeouts gave the Yankees hope that they would bounce back from a tough loss last night. […]

Yankees Game 17: Late game collapse

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New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 11 With five wins in a row, the Yankees turned to the veteran righty, Hiroki Kuroda, to keep the streak going against the Tampa Bay Rays. Through the first three innings, everything was going the Yankees way. In the second and third inning, Hiroki Kuroda would induce […]

Yankees Game 16: Three’s the theme in win

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New York Yankees 10 — Tampa Bay Rays 2 The Yankees opened a four-game series visiting the Tampa Bay Rays by facing the ace, David Price. The Yankees wouldn’t make David Price look like an ace tonight when Jacoby Ellsbury started with a high chopper infield single. Derek Jeter would walk but the next two […]

Yankees Game 15: Pineda completes a clean sweep

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Chicago Cubs 0 — New York Yankees 2 After winning the first game in dominant fashion, the Yankees turned to Michael Pineda for the day-night doubleheader sweep. In honor of Jackie Robinson, all players in the league wore the #42 on April 15, the day of Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut. The Yankees night to honor […]

Yankees Game 14: Tanaka dominates the day

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Chicago Cubs 0 — New York Yankees 3 After yesterday’s game was rained out, the Yankees turned to Tanaka for the first of two in a day-night doubleheader. Masahiro Tanaka would continue his debut season in the MLB with an interleague matchup with the visiting Chicago Cubs. He would walk one in the first but […]

Yankees Game 13: Overcome the injuries in win

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Boston Red Sox 2 — New York Yankees 3 The Yankees ran into some injury scares on and off the field but a consistent bat continues producing. After a scoreless first inning by Ivan Nova, the Yankees got some strong at-bats against lefty Felix Doubront. Brett Gardner was robbed of extra bases with a over-the-shoulder […]

Yankees Game 12: McCann, Yankees go deep in win

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Boston Red Sox 4 — New York Yankees 7 In the third of four games with the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees bats show signs of the potential expected of them. With two outs in the first inning, Jacoby Ellsbury dropped down a bunt and kept the inning alive and Carlos Beltran did the damage. […]

Yankees Game 11: CC struggles in sixth

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Boston Red Sox 4 — New York Yankees 2 CC Sabathia would continue to adapt to his lower velocity in his first home start of the 2014 season against the Boston Red Sox. Early on in the game, CC Sabathia looked to have a good idea of how to handle games with his pitches topping […]

Yankees Game 10: Pineda and the pen dominate

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Boston Red Sox 1 — New York Yankees 4 The first start for Michael Pineda in Yankee Stadium as a New York Yankee was against a formidable opponent, the Boston Red Sox. Where Yankees starters have struggled all season, the first two innings, Pineda shined bright. With a quick glove at first for a laser […]

Yankees Game 9: Kelley falters in ninth inning

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Baltimore Orioles 5 — New York Yankees 4 The first night game in Yankee Stadium of the 2014 regular season also had extra hype as Masahiro Tanaka made his Yankee Stadium debut. After a relatively simple first inning, Masahiro Tanaka made a costly mistake in the second. Tanaka would give up a pair of singles […]

Yankees Game 8: Nova, defense roughed up in blowout

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Baltimore Orioles 14 — New York Yankees 5 The Yankees turned to Ivan Nova to keep the winning ways alive in their second game of three against the Baltimore Orioles. Nick Markakis and Delmon Young hit two ground ball singles that eluded the defense of Derek Jeter and the infield put runners on the corners […]

Yankees Game 7: Kuroda great in home opener

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Baltimore Orioles 2 — New York Yankees 4 In today’s home opener, the final home opener of Derek Jeter‘s career, Hiroki Kuroda was masterful on the mound. A fantastic opening day ceremony and an even more amazing moment with Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte throwing the first pitch of the game to Derek Jeter and […]

Yankees Game 6: CC, offense strong in series win

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New York Yankees 6 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 In the rubber game of the three-game series in Toronto, CC Sabathia looked to rebound from his poor start to open the season in Houston. Before Sabathia could take the mound, the offense looked to give their number one starter a lead to work with. Against […]

Yankees Game 5: Offense ruins Pineda debut

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New York Yankees 0 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 It was Michael Pineda‘s job to lose in Spring but his time is now and he made his first regular season start for the New York Yankees today at Toronto. Pineda would give up a leadoff single to former Yankee Melky Cabrera but he would respond […]

Yankees Game 4: Tanaka good in MLB debut

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New York Yankees 7 — Toronto Blue Jays 3 Tonight was a day much-anticipated as Masahiro Tanaka made his first regular season start against the Toronto Blue Jays. But starting on the road means the offense comes first and they would help out the Japanese import. Starting the game against Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan […]

Yankees Game 3: Yangervis not nervous in first win

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New York Yankees 4 — Houston Astros 2 In the third game of the season, Ivan Nova was tabbed with stopping the losing streak already and get the Yankees on the left side of the standings. The first inning had a difficult start that could make a few Yankees fans nervous. A pair of singles […]

Yankees Game 2: Absent offense behind Kuroda

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New York Yankees 1 — Houston Astros 3 The Yankees offense didn’t come through behind a strong Kuroda start. Hiroki Kuroda made his 2014 debut in the second game of the season. Dexter Fowler made it a rude welcome after the first pitch. Fowler would take the second pitch from Kuroda deep to right center […]

Yankees Game 1: CC struggles in Opening Day

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New York Yankees 2 — Houston Astros 6 The Yankees started their 2014 campaign where the 2013 ended, Houston. CC Sabathia took the mound tonight to open the season and struggled from the beginning. With diminished velocity and a slimmed down figure, Sabathia’s pitches didn’t have the sharpness needed. He gave up a leadoff double […]