Around the Empire
Cut4 | Adrian Garro: There was history made yesterday at Citi Field. Said history has absolutely nothing to do with the Mets, but rather Jacoby Ellsbury. A true milestone was achieved as his bat hit Wilson Ramos’ glove for his 30th catcher’s interference. Ellsbury has now passed former catcher’s interference leader, the now catcher’s inferior Pete Rose. Every time Ellsbury’s bat hits a catcher’s glove, a new milestone number will be set. Good luck, future MLB legends.
Newsday | Erik Boland: In other news that is interfering with non-catcher’s interference stuff, Clint Frazier was reinstated from the DL before yesterday’s game. Frazier says that his oblique is good and that he made sure to clear his mind of any doubt by swinging for the fences. Girardi says that Frazier will be back in the lineup tonight. Welcome back, Red Thunder.
New York Daily News | Peter Botte: There’s been a lot of talk about the Yankees playing the Rays at Citi Field. Yankees having a fan advantage, other venues that could have been chosen, the excitement of Ellsbury breaking the C.I. record, and so on. Mostly though, the Rays thoughts were with their home state of Florida due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The Yankees were also concerned with the impact of the storm as well. All our best go out to those affected by this.
New York Post | George A. King III: Jacoby Ellsbury accomplished one of his lifetime goals yesterday. Brett Gardner is very close to a goal he set for himself in spring training. His gritty, gutty goal is to score 100 runs for the first time in his career. His record is 97. He’s currently at 88. Since this goal does nothing but benefit the Yankees, here’s hoping he succeeds.