The Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks, 3-2, at Chase Field on Wednesday afternoon to end their West Coast road trip. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1) Masahiro Tanaka limited the scoring damage, but he was far from sharp in this game, lasting just four innings. Tanaka continually left off-speed pitches up in the zone and he was tagged as a consequence. His final line - 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB and 6 K - marks the third start in his last four in which he failed to generate a quality start. Tanaka's ERA jumped to 3.92 after today's performance.
2) It's wash, rinse and repeat with Luke Voit. The Yankees first baseman homered (his ninth of the season) and walked, extending his consecutive on-base streak to 41 games dating back to last season. Voit scored two runs on the afternoon.
3) Mike Tauchman ripped an RBI-single in the eighth inning to bring the Yankees within a run of the D'Backs. Tauchman has been quiet of late, so maybe this will get the outfielder back into a groove at the plate.
4) Luis Cessa brought some calm in relief of Tanaka, tossing two hitless and scoreless frames with three strikeouts (he walked one batter). It was a nice bounce-back effort for Cessa who was ripped for four runs in his last appearance.
5) Tommy Kahnle and Adam Ottavino both tossed scoreless innings with the former lowering his ERA to 1.54, while the latter's ERA dropped to 2.35.
6) While Tanaka put the Yankees in a hole, when it comes down to it, the Yankees' offense couldn't push the runs across when needed today. The Yanks, who hit into two double plays, went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position, stranding eight runners in the process.
The streak's alive. That's 41 👀 pic.twitter.com/NLkRL7yhKs- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 1, 2019
The Yankees finally return to the East Coast, and start a three-game series at home with the Twins. It will be James Paxton on the mound against Kyle Gibson on Friday at 7:05 p.m.