Apr 16, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers the pitch in 8th inning as the New York Yankees take on the Chicago Cubs in 1st game of the day/night double header at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports
Masahiro Tanaka had himself a heck of a day Wednesday at Yankee Stadium against the Cubs. 8 innings, 2 hits, zero runs and 10 strikeouts.
Yankee fans were delighted by Tanaka’s dominating performance, none more so than the gentleman who was recording the pitcher’s strikeouts with his hat.
It may look ridiculous, but I think this innovation could really take off.
Think about it. You want to record your favorite pitcher’s strikeouts at the ballpark, but you don’t have a seat near a railing or any other place where you would normally hang K signs.
If you have the K hat, it’s no problem.
Awesome job by Tanaka, awesome job by the dude in the K hat.
Terrible job by the Cubs hitters who managed only two bunt hits in 8 innings.
Good news for the Cubs, they get to go again right away in the second half of Wednesday’s day-night double header.
The better news: Tanaka can’t go against them again.