The Andujar and Torres Moment

The Andujar and Torres Moment

Because of how the race has shaped up so far, the Yankees would be wise to give Andujar and Torres enough time to prove themselves this season, rather than cede playing time to Walker and Brandon Drury, once the latter gets healthy. Walker is not as bad as he has been so far in 2018. His OPS this year of .463 is .310 points below is career number. Given more time, Walker’s numbers would almost certainly go up. Similarly, when healthy Drury is a proven and useful player. However, if the Yankees are going to make up a 6.5 game deficit, that could continue to grow, and catch up with a very good Red Sox team, they need to do it not with solid, useful players, but with higher ceiling players. Torres and Andujar might both fail to hit over the course of the season, but they both have the potential to become impact players this year. The same cannot be said of Drury and Walker. If the Yankees were not already 6.5 games back, an argument could be made for being risk averse and sticking with the veterans, but that argument is not persuasive anymore. 

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The Gleyber Torres Era is About to Begin:

The Gleyber Torres Era is About to Begin:

The 21-year old, #5 ranked Prospect (according to MLB.com), infield phenom rookie is going to be making his MLB (and Bronx) debut tomorrow, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.

Gleyber Torres is currently hitting .370/.415/.543 (.959 OPS) with 1 homer, 4 XBH (1 triple), and 11 RBIs, along with a 10-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

As this move has not yet officially been announced by the Yankees PR department, there is no corresponding roster move (DFA Jace Peterson? Tyler Wade? Neil Walker?) has yet to be announced.

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Back at .500: Yanks lose again

Full game summary coming.

It's hard to "watch" on GameCast. It's like this:   "The Yanks are winning!" Then, "Oh no it's tied."  Followed by "Winning!" and then, "Noooooooo..." It is a long, slow, and tortuous to "watch" a game.  

Tonight they blew leads of 2-0 and 4-2.  It seemed that after that, they weren't in the game.  Once they went down 7-5 in the top of the 5th inning, they stopped hitting.  Tyler Austin, Ronald Torreyes (with 2) , and Aaron Hicks all had singles.  That was the offense.  

Sonny Gray didn't last through the fourth inning...

The Yankees are now 9-9.  Ugggg.