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Newsday: There is no important news to read by clicking on this link. None at all, really. It’s just a compilation of Aaron Judge dingers from this year. That’s all you’ll find. Yesterday was Aaron Judge’s birthday. He hit another dinger. His seventh of the year, to be exact. Today we are given a belated birthday present of Judge home runs all accessible via the click of a button. You may be seated.
New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: If the weather for tonight’s game holds up, it will be Masahiro Tanaka facing off against Chris Sale. You know, a slug fest in the waiting. Chris Sale certainly has not absolutely owned the Yankees during his time pitching for the less colorful Sox in Chicago. Furthermore, his tenure with the Red Sox has totally not been a few pitches short of flawless thus far. I think seven runs off of Sale by the third inning is definitely going to be a safe bet.
Newsday | Erik Boland: Speaking of great pitching, Luis Severino. His pitching last night was pretty great. Seven innings, no runs, six strikeouts, and confidence still going strong. Sevy seems to be getting better and better with each outing, turning more and more into the pitcher they hoped to see in 2016. It’s probably good that the Yankees did not give up on him being a starter.
New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Some good news on the healing front. Sir Didi Gregorius and he who is known as Gary Sanchez are both progressing well. According to Girardi, we should see Didi Gregorius this weekend when the Yankees take on the Orioles. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez threw 120ft yesterday as well as took some batting practice in a cage. So far so good.
New York Post | George A. King III: First of all, you have to admire the fact that the headline of this article is titled “Cashman: Here’s what kind of owner Derek Jeter will be” and then Cashman saying “I have no idea.” Basically, Cashman thinks that Jeter will do it his way and that he’ll want to win. Makes sense.