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Masahiro Tanaka tossed a four-hit complete game shutout Wednesday without allowing a walk and striking out eight Mets to move to 6-0 on the season.
Tanaka improved to 6-0 following Wednesday night's complete game shutout of the Mets as he continues to take the league by storm. He is now sporting a 2.17 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP through his first eight starts while averaging well over one strikeout per inning pitched (10.24 K/9). As long as he can keep limiting his walks (7 BB) while racking up the strikeouts (66 K) he will only get better as he gets more innings under his belt. The Yankee phenom will be on the hunt for win No. 7 when he takes on the Cubs next Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond