Video Breakdown: Masahiro Tanaka’s 1st Inning Pitch-By-Pitch

Nick Pollack breaks down Masahiro Tanaka's disaster inning.

Today I elected to try something new. I sat down for 30 minutes to watch Masahiro Tanaka’s first inning and detailed everything I saw as the disaster unfolded before us.

I broke down every single pitch Tanaka threw in that inning, outlining his decisions, his executions, what went wrong, and what went right.

Enjoy this dive into the mind of a pitcher during the worst start of his career.

Note: I will lower the audio moving forward, sorry about that.

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

5 responses to “Video Breakdown: Masahiro Tanaka’s 1st Inning Pitch-By-Pitch”

  1. John says:

    Thanks, Nick! That was fascinating! A little painful if you’re a Yankee fan, as i am, to watch it again, but worth every minute. Yes… please consider doing this again. Great stuff!!

  2. Joe says:

    That was amazing, I’d watch every single one you make.

  3. Nick says:

    This is awesome content, thank you for doing this.

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