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Yankees vs Rays in the 2020 ALDS – 10/8/2020
The Yankees lost game 3 of their 2020 ALDS series against the Rays with Tanaka on the mound, but there is a lot to be excited about as the Yankees play for their season.
While the offense has been suspect, that is not true of Giancarlo Stanton, who hit a massive home run (118 mph, 458ft) in the last game and continues to support his team.
Will Tanaka still be with the Yankees next year as a result of his starts this year?
Yankees advance to ALDS with defeat of Indians – 10/01/2020
Despite a lackluster postseason performance for Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees swept the Indians to advance to the ALDS! Bera and Dan talk about the game, the series, and the COVID playoff picture in the MLB.
We also talk about the effects of rain and delays on a game and what types of environments and what it might cause.
Will the Yankees re-sign Tanaka? – 9/24/2020
Will the Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka to a new contract or will they let him leave? Will they go with James Paxton instead? We offer our thoughts based on history.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched his last game of the 2020 MLB regular season. Bera and Dan look ahead to the postseason, including Masahiro’s first playoff start in a pivotal game two against (likely) the Chicago White Sox.
MLB Playoff Bubble Thoughts – 9/18/2020
The MLB and the players have finally agreed on a MLB playoff bubble. Dan and Bera share their thoughts as well as talk you through Masahiro Tanaka’s third win of the season, the offense of the Yankees, and the increasingly clear playoff picture. Will Bryce Harper miss another postseason?
Steve Cohen buys the Mets for $2.4 Billion – 9/14/2020
Steve Cohen has purchased the Mets reportedly for $2.4 billion, but don’t let that overshadow Masahiro Tanaka’s latest start! On this week’s Tanaka Cast, we talk through Tank’s second win of the season, look at a shortened season that is 3/4 done, and look at the standings across baseball and in the AL East.
Yankees Slip to Third in AL East – 9-8-2020
With a short season, it only takes one or two bad series. Facing a host of injuries and some key losses to the Rays and Jays, the Yankees find themselves in third place. In Masahiro’s latest start, there were some hits and runs, but the offense is the real story.