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Masahiro Tanaka bears the brunt of Yankees’ offensive struggles

The Yankees have been bad at scoring runs this year. And they’re especially bad at scoring runs when Masahiro Tanaka is on the mound.

That the Yankees are providing little run support for any of their pitchers is unsurprising, considering how poorly they’ve been hitting. The Yankees’ lineup of late has been bad at scoring runs, period, regardless of who is on the mound.

But even relative to the rest of the Yankees’ starting rotation, Tanaka has been deprived of run support. By a significant margin, Tanaka has received less run support during the current 2020 season than any other Yankees starter.