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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/15/18

Yankees and Tigers will attempt to play two games today; Boone is impressed by Torreyes; it’s probably best to not play Toe every day; Gleyber Torres continues hot start; Aaron Judge is having a fantastic start

MLB: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
A weekend off? Don’t mind if I do!
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | James Schmehl: This is Greg Kirkland, coming to you with the Pinstripe Alley weather report. Well folks, it’s not looking good for baseball this weekend. Yesterday’s Yankee game was postponed due to inclement weather and it looks like today will be no different. The Yankees and Tigers are set to play a double-header today, but it’d doubtful the skies are going to cooperate. Luis Severino and Luis Cessa are slated to start today’s games, which is the actual equivalent of Severino and praying for rain.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Aaron Boone likes Ronald Torreyes. I think many of us like Ronald Torreyes for essentially just being Ronald Torreyes. Once again, Toe is proving how good of a utility, off-the-bench player he really is. Boone has been impressed at his ability to just come up and produce after not playing for 5-6 days. Plus, he’s obviously seen the photos with him and Aaron Judge, which are the greatest.

New York Post | George A. King III: One must be careful with the power of Toe. Torreyes is an excellent bench player, but playing him for an extended period of time might not be for the best. It doesn’t help that Tyler Wade, Neil Walker, and Miguel Andujar are off to slow starts though. Meanwhile, in Triple-A, Gleyber Torres is continuing his Gleyberness. | Nathan Brown: No seriously, Gleyber is good. He is probably not long for Triple-A.

Newsday | Erik Boland: You know who else is hot? Aaron Judge is hot. Perhaps hidden under the frustration of everything not going well with the Yankees, Judge is having a phenomenal start to the season. His honor states that he looks at each at bat as a chess match. Thus far, Judge is taking all the pawns out and is looking for the opposing player to “king him.” That’s how chess works, right? Right!