We’ve reached the century mark and Masahiro Tanaka (7-3, 3.64 ERA) goes for the series win against Colby Lewis (10-4, 4.49 ERA) and the Rangers. Tanaka is coming off his third straight win, holding the Orioles to three runs through 7 2/3 innings. All three runs came off solo home runs. He is 20-8 in his 33 career starts, making him one of six Major League pitchers since 1914 to earn 20 wins in their first 33 games.
Lewis beat the Angels his last time out, giving up two runs on five hits with nine K’s through 7 2/3 innings. In his last 10 starts, he is 6-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 3-1 with a 4.95 ERA in nine home starts. Since June 2, he is tied for the most wins in the American League. He is 2-3 with a 5.55 ERA in his career against the Bombers.
I’ve just got to go out there and take care of what I do best and not concern myself about what else is going on. I worry about how I feel and go from there. I feel like I have been my usual self the whole year. There have been a couple of times where I have given up a lot of runs, but I haven’t felt any different.
Tanaka has given up 13 homers in his last 8 starts.
The Yanks have 27 runs on 30 hits in this series.
Brendan Ryan is the only player in the league this season with two or more doubles in one inning.
8:05 pm on Yes.