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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/16/17

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Judge needs a jolt; Warren and Betances could be key; Girardi believes comeback possbile

Divisional Round - Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees - Game Four
I want this picture recreated with Altuve
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Newsday | David Lennon: Aaron Judge needs a jolt. He hasn’t really done much with the bat this postseason and it’s showing. This team wins when Judge is on, and he hasn’t been on. The Yankees are down 0-2 to the Astros in the ALCS and if they hope to come back and make this a series, the Yankees are going to need Judge. As they come home to the Bronx, they’re probably hoping playing at hope can charge Judge’s bat back to life.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Yankees are coming to the Bronx down 0-2 with three games to play in three days. Coming back against the Astros won’t be easy and if they are going to do it, the whole team needs to step up. While Joe Girardi’s greatest asset is his bullpen, he can’t use his Circle of Trust relievers everyday without expecting some fatigue. So Adam Warren and Dellin Betances might come back to play a big role in this series.

Newsday | Steven Marcus: Yeah the Yankees are down to games in the series, but does that mean it’s over? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? It wasn’t! Joe Girardi knows it’s not over and he believes in the Yankees ability to come back. The team should also have confidence as they recently just overcame the greatest odds and beat Cleveland’s baseball team in the ALDS.