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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/15/17

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Aaron Judge has an MVP-like night in Game 3; CC Sabathia is the best pitcher in the game after a Yankee loss; a look a David Robertson’s breaking ball; Cashman talks with WFAN about all kinds of stuff

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees
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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: In Houston, the Minute Maid Park crowd chanted “M-V-P” for Jose Altuve. In New York, the Yankees Stadium crown chanted “M-V-P” for Aaron Judge. Both have legitimate arguments. Yesterday, Judge presented his case. An incredible catch in right field provided some content. A 3-run dinger put an exclamation point on it. Another diving catch in right field added the “Editor’s note: Judge deserves the MVP!” at the end. A fantastic night for the rookie sensation. A much needed comeback win for the Bronx Bombers.

Newsday | Mark Herrmann: After a Yankees’ loss, there is no better sound to hear in Yankee Stadium than “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. CC Sabathia once again came through big when the Yankees’ needed him the most. Sabathia was 9-0 in the regular season after a Yankee loss. He continued that trend of excellent pitching in the ALCS against Houston, throwing six innings of shutout baseball. If CC wants to come back to the Yankees next year, I don’t think anyone is going to object at this point. Praise be.

Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan: It’s my favorite time of the link dump, ladies and gentlemen. The time when I get to link to a Jeff Sullivan article on Fangraphs regarding the Yankees. Today’s Yankee in question is bullpen pitcher extraordinaire David Robertson. This article goes into detail about D-Rob’s Game 2 appearance and what kinds of pitches he threw. Spoiler: it’s breaking balls. Give this a read.

New York Daily News | Christian Red: Brian Cashman had a merry chat with WFAN’s Mike Francesa. The Yankees’ GM discussed Corey Kluber, who he assumes was slightly injured during the ALDS. Cashman also talks about Justin Verlander, the future of CC Sabathia, Hal Steinbrenner, Gleyber Torres, and Kunj Shah’s undying love of David Robertson. One of those things is untrue.

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