Starting Pitching: Masahiro Tanaka was masterful in his second win; throwing a two hit ( all bunts) striking out 10 and walking one over eight innings 107 pitches (76 strikes) .
Bullpen: Shawn Kelley earned his fourth save: allowing one and striking out one.
Offense: Hammel pitched a pretty decent game for the cubs; allowing the Yankees 3 runs on 5 hits which may have gotten him a win if he was pitching for another team. Team LOB was ok; but not great at 5. There were three extra base hits: a home run for Carlos Beltran in the first; a doubles for Gardner and Ellsbury.
Beltran’s 4th home run of the year:
Tanaka’s Great Day:
Great Catch by Ichiro:
Note that it was REALLY cold during this game; which will dramatically effect how balls travel in Yankee Stadium
Starting Pitching: Pineda had a great outing in that bitter cold. He went 6.0 innings on 89 pitches ( 57 strikes) giving up 4 hits and a walk; striking out three.
Bullpen: David Phelps (3rd hold) went 1.1 innings giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two. Matt Thornton (5th hold) finished out the eighth with a strike out. He then faced one batter in the ninth who got a single. Adam Warren; after getting himself into a bit of trouble in the ninth with a walk and a wild pitch: earned his first save giving up a walk.
Strike out/Throw Out Double Play
Pineda Looks Good: