LADY AT THE BAT: A Win On A Big Day For Home-Grown Yankees

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Win On A Big Day For Home-Grown Yankees

After dropping the first two games in Tampa Bay this weekend, the Yankees were in danger of being swept for the first time this season. Thanks to a two-run home-run by home-grown veteran Brett Gardner, and despite striking out 12 times against Rays ace Chris Archer, the Yankees came away with a 3-2 win, keeping the brooms at bay.

Of course, a big reason the Yankees avoided the loss column yesterday was home-grown rookie Aaron Judge's sparkling defensive play, leading to a comic (for the Yankees) and, rather embarrassing (for the Rays) double play:

Offensively, Judge was fitted with a Golden Sombrero, striking out four times. After the game, he downplayed the catch, saying he couldn't do anything on offense so he did it on defense. He also said he just did what he is paid to do in RF.  What a nice, humble kid!

Back home tonight for a four-game series against the Royals. Show them whose castle they're in, guys!

On The Move
After yesterday's game, word came down that the team's (virtually home-grown) top prospect, Gleyber Torres, has been promoted to AAA. Torres has played only about 30 games in AA but, apparently, the Yankees have seen all they need to see from him down there.

I believe he played his last AA game at 3B, which brings to mind the man playing that position for the Major League club. Is Chase Headley starting to sweat now? I would if I were him!

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