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Tanaka has struggled on Opening Day before. Maybe he will pitch better throughout the rest of the season, and as the games get bigger, he will rise to the occasion. The jovial Joe Girardi of training camp looked joyless in his postgame news conference. If Game 1 is an indication, there will be no Game 163.
"I used to go downtown and drive through and literally there'd be cardboards in all the windows and so to see it have life now, it's really a great thing", Garcia said.
Dickerson, who hit 24 home runs past year, was 1 for 5 in his debut as Tampa Bay's leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching.
"Obviously, you just have to accept it". This sets a franchise record that was previously marked from 1934-38.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees and Rays both have equal odds of -105 to win today's game.
The problem is that Sabathia has not performed at the level the Yankees need which could lead to problems down the stretch. While he was better at massive AT&T Park, MadBum was certainly above average with a.222 BAA and 1.09 WHIP on the road previous year in addition to a 10.1 K/9 ratio.
After seeing five Yankees pitchers, the Rays ended their Opening Day win with 13 hits, four extra-base hits - the two homers and doubles from center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and shortstop Tim Beckham - and three walks.
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Tanaka, who only allowed four first inning runs in 2016 over his 31 starts, allowed three on Sunday.
He got another standing ovation when he came to the plate for the first time in the second inning, and there were chants of "Ya-di!"
"We made Tanaka work", Longoria said.
It got worse after the first.
Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals top the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a wild prime-time opener on Sunday night. In the third, Logan Morrison hit a solo shot. Now this next pitch, I'm going to execute this.
"He was out of whack", pitching coach Larry Rothschild said.
Diamondbacks: RHP Jake Barrett, who could be the setup man in the bullpen, opened on the 10-day DL due to right shoulder inflammation. Those are the right type of starters to be paired up to in Yankees history, but for the wrong reason. You would have never been able to tell today, though.
Spring training felt like the start of something special - and it very well could be. With loads of young talent, the Yankees will be looking to develop some of their emerging stars while moving some of the older players out through a smooth transition. He emerged as a surprisingly elite speed threat with 40 SB past year and posted a consistent.324 OBP while going 6-for-12 at Chase Field.