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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/29/18

Yankees make dinger and doubles history yesterday; Luke Voit has been fantastic; CC Sabathia fined and will be suspended for 5 games in 2019; fan throws dinger ball back, hits Stanton

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: Another day, another historic dinger. Perhaps THE historic dinger, actually. Gleyber Torres, potential Rookie of the Year candidate, hit the Yankees’ 265th dinger of the year. That’s the lead now, folks. The Yankees have the single season home run record. What’s kinda scary is that they did this even with injuries to Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, and such. Incredible. I’d like to say I felt sorry for the baseballs, but well, I didn’t. Also, Miguel Andujar hits doubles. A lot of doubles. More doubles than any rookie since Mickey Mantle.

Newsday | Bob Herzog: In addition to injuries, Greg Bird not flying high did not help the Yankees much. Thankfully, Luke Voit filled the voit left by Bird’s lackluster year. As Judge remarked during the postseason clinch-a-bration, Voit is one of the main reasons they are where they are right now. That much is very clear. While many thought getting a pitcher was the most important thing Cashman could do during the trade season, acquiring Voit might rank as his #1 pickup.

Newsday | Erik Boland: CC Sabathia may or may not play in 2019. I mean, he does want to go to London. So do I, actually. Make that happen, SBNation! Anyway, I will not be fined for hitting a batter, nor will I be suspended five games in 2019. Sabathia will though. He probably knew he was going to be and CC gave no bunts about it. In addition to that fine, Sabathia will have a 5-game suspension next year. He might just spend it on the R2C2 podcast, because why not!

Cut4 | Adrian Garro: You probably saw it happen yesterday. If not, this will remind you. Perhaps trying to do his best Rookie of the Year impression, a Red Sox fan threw back a home run ball hit by Giancarlo Stanton and his mighty bat. The ball actually wound up bouncing and hitting Stanton, which admittedly was an impressive feat. Still, it doesn’t beat the movie version. Furthermore, pitcher’s got a big butt.

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