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Tanaka faced the Jays last week, pitching seven innings of three-run ball. 1He's pitched to a 3.27 ERA in 2020, his lowest since 2016, but home run troubles have his FIP almost a full run higher. 1Like Gerrit Cole, we can expect at least one ball to leave the yard tonight, the key to Tanaka's success is making sure it comes with the bases empty. 1
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Remember just a couple of days ago when it was starting to look like the Blue Jays were never going to win again? 1Amazing how quickly things can change. 1It's also pretty amazing how much better the Jays look playing at home in Buffalo... aaaaaaand how much worse the Yankees look not playing at their joke stadium. 1
The Jays on the road VS the Jays in Buffalo pic.twitter.com/FqsvRzVq5O 1
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It is the last time the Yankees will be no-hit in almost 50 years, until six Astros pitchers replicate the feat in 2003. 1
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From one Hall of Famer to another, on September 20, 1998, Cal Ripken Jr. ends his 2632 consecutive game streak, taking himself out of the lineup before the Orioles matchup with the Yankees. 1
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Speaking of 20-win seasons, CC Sabathia finished off his first 20-win campaign on this day in 2010. 1Also in a blowout win over Baltimore, Sabathia finally reached the milestone after coming one win short two different times in his career. 1
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Pitcher George Uhle was born on this day 122 years ago. 1
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Slimmed down, but still thicc, the 6'3" 255-pound Luke Voit is having the best quasi-full season of his career. 1After a year-and-a-half of splitting time between his hometown Cardinals' big league and Triple-A clubs, the team shipped him to New York for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. 1
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Mariano Rivera passes Lee Smith for second on the all-time save list behind Trevor Hoffman as the Yankees top the White Sox, 4-2. 1It was the 479th save of Rivera's illustrious career. 1
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Just like that, the Yankees find themselves back in a playoff position. 1They claim one of the Wild Card spots, and after a big series with the Blue Jays this week, they could secure a second-place entrance. 1
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The Yankees' struggles against the Rays have been documented ad nauseam. 1
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There are plenty of other tough teams besides the Rays, though, with the Athletics storming through the AL West. 1
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The year of 2020 was a mostly normal one, where nothing at all weird happened. 1
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Betts was excellent, as was much of the Yankees' offense, but the pitching wasn't nearly enough to lead the team to a playoff bid. 1They also had the misfortune of having to play a historically good Blue Jays team (116 wins) 19 times. 1
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For those unfamiliar with run support metrics, RS/GS reflects the average runs scored by a team in games the pitcher started; RS/IP measures the average amount of runs scored by a team while a particular pitcher is in the game, on the mound. 1
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