It's official: Tanaka is our ace!
He has basically been awesome. More than I expected so soon. He has faced tough lineups and he is a 'strikeout machine'. He does not panic and attacks the batters. Batters are clueless as to what is coming.
We needed a true ace. C.C. stopped being that a long time ago. You never know which C.C. will show up. He may pitch well or he may get lit up. You never know. He has that, 'deer in the headlights' look when he does not do well.
I really wish we could have unloaded him before he becomes useless. His speed is gone. His intimidation factor is also gone. Nice guy, good guy in the clubhouse and all of that but his skills are fading fast. Nova will be our #2 when he is healthy. Mark my words on that!
Go Tanaka san!
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