Hitting eighth ahead of second baseman Gleyber Torres, Tanaka lined out to center field his first time up facing Mets ace Jacob deGrom in the third.
Batting again with one out and nobody on in the sixth with the Mets up 1-0, Tanaka hit a weak grounder to first that was bobbled by Adrian Gonzalez for an error.
Despite that injury and his new one, Tanaka says that he’s not worried about having to hit a few times each season.
You don’t worry about that going into the game, but I am surprised it happened, said Tanaka, who is 1 for 24 with a single, walk, sacrifice and 12 strikeouts as a hitter in five big-league seasons.
It happened, and because Tanaka is so important to the 41-18 Yankees, they’ll surely proceed with extreme caution.
Edelman, who missed the entire 2017 season after tearing a knee ligament in the preseason, apologized to owner Robert Kraft and his teammates before adding: I will be ready to play and pursue another championship with our team and for Patriots fans around the world.
The suspension, currently under appeal, would force Edelman to miss September games against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins.
One of Tom Brady’s closer friends and favorite receivers, Edelman posted a career-best 1,106 receiving yards in 2016, which ended with a Super Bowl victory. His absence presents an additional challenge to a passing game that already lost wideouts Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks this offseason.
The Houston Texans revealed Friday that free safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.