I always remember Paul O’Neill saying something along the lines of “If you’re going to play for the Yankees, at some point you’re going to have to play well against the Red Sox.” Or, maybe he said “…beat the Red Sox.”
It starts now for Mr. Tanaka.
Will they jump on the fastball, early, to take away the splitter/forkball? If they do, will the Yankees adjust?
Should be fun to watch.