Command an issue for Tanaka in latest start
Righty keeps Yankees in game during loss, but he expects better
ARLINGTON -- The Yankees believe that it is a legitimate option to stand pat as Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, reluctant to part with the best talent in their farm system. Masahiro Tanaka's discouraging effort Wednesday night offered another reminder that their rotation could use a pick me up.
…"It's not just the splitter; it goes for pretty much all the pitches that I was throwing today," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "I just didn't have command of it. I just kept on missing my spots and that was the bad part of today's outing."