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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/29/17

Sir Didi Gregorius had quite the welcome back game; Holliday has some high praise for Judge; Judge hits a really powerful laser beam home run; the Staten Island Yankees release their 2017 promotional schedule

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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees had quite the homecoming party yesterday after sweeping the Red Sox. One of the things that has been amazing about their April is that they’ve been doing it without their starting catcher and shortstop. They got one of those two back as they activated Sir Didi Gregorius and DFA’d Pete Kozma. It was business as usual for Didi. He made a couple of nice defensive plays in addition to a couple of hits. It was a good day.

New York Daily News | Christian Red: True Yankee Matt Holliday had his truest of Yankee moments against the O’s last night. His 10th inning oppo-taco made the Yankees’ amazing comeback complete. Afterwards, the veteran slugger had some incredible words to say about Aaron Judge.

Considering who he has played with in his time, that is some very high praise. Judge could only smile after hearing what Holliday said about him. | Bryan Hoch: Aaron Judge hit two home runs in yesterday’s game. His second home run, the one that Holliday mentions in the above quote, was a laser beam into Monument Park. According to Statcast, that home run was the hardest hit home run since Statcast came about. So yeah, Judge hits powerful home runs. You may be seated. | Jim Waggoner: The Staten Island Yankees begin their season on June 19th. If you are willing to take a ferry ride over to see them, this link contains their promotional schedule for this season. The view is pretty amazing.

Didi Victory Tweets

It’s so good to have these back again.