PH check: he’s having a truly decent season, with the biggest change from the last several years by not giving up the long ball regularly AND he isn’t walking ANYBODY, with a .9 BB/9 rate, while his K-rate is right where it always has been. That’s good stuff for Phil, answering everything as a Twin that the Yankees wish he could have figured out in the Bronx. Grumble. As Phranchise mans the mound for the TCTs, Tanaka looks to “bounce” back from a two-run CG loss delivered via Napoli and Boston, which more accurately means, “pitch just like you did last time and hope that your teammates score more than one or two runs.”
Enjoy your ball game, have a safe and happy holiday, and comment away.