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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/5/18

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Chance Adams makes the most of his solid debut; Tommy Kahnle optioned back down to Triple-A; Gleyber Torres has struggled a bit since coming off the DL; Yankees still look like a lock for the playoffs; touching story about a Mickey Mantle card

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox
No worries, Chance. That’s how we all feel.
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Newsday | Bob Herzog: Chance Adams was given his first chance to pitch in the majors yesterday. Overall, it was impressive debut against one of the most potent offenses this season. Chance limited the Red Sox to just 3 runs in 3 hits over five innings. He admits that he made a mistake to Mitch Moreland, and the Red Sox do not allow for mistakes. Either way, he is likely to get a second chance after this performance. One would think.

MLB.com | Blake Richardson: In yesterday’s link dump, I mentioned that Tommy Kahnle was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Well, after only a brief stint, Kahnle was optioned back down to the RailRiders. Kahnle had to rush up here and, according to Lindsey Adler, he carpooled with Chance Adams.

Talk about a hectic few days.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Gleyber Torres has struggled a bit since coming off the DL, both offensively and defensively. It’s to be expected, as he’s probably lost his rhythm a bit. He’s also 21 years old and up in the majors to learn and grow. Aaron Boone has commented on the lack of fundamentals he’s seen from the rookie lately. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of season for him to bounce back.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Okay, let’s be honest. This series has not done much for the hope that the Yankees can take the AL East from the Red Sox. By all accounts, they are a better team in just about every aspect. That does not mean the Yankees can’t overcome this deficit. Only time will tell. However, they still remain one of the best teams in the league and thus far they are still looking good to make the playoffs. The A’s are gaining, but the Mariners are falling off a bit and they have a sizable lead on them. We’ll see.

Cut4 | Jessica Kleinschmidt: My own words cannot do much to enhance the awesomeness of this story, if you are a card collector. All I’ll say is that it involves Mickey Mantle and that you should give it a read!

Finally,

Patrick Stewart will once again be playing Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. This has nothing to do with the Yankees or baseball at all, as Captain Sisko was the baseball fan. Still, I felt you should all know this.