Trentonian | Kyle Franko: The Double-A Trenton Thunder are receiving a big-league boost in their playoff push. Pitchers Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, Jordan Montgomery and Stephen Tarpley are all rehabbing for Trenton this week. This is particularly frustrating timing for the Thunder’s playoff opponents, who now have to compete against four MLB-caliber arms. Thunder manager Pat Osborn laid out their usage plan and explained what it means to the minor leaguers to play their most important games beside four Yankees.
SNY: There’s lots of news today in our semi-regular injured players update! Aaron Boone gave good reports on CC Sabathia, Cameron Maybin and Giancarlo Stanton, but bad news on Mike Tauchman and Aaron Hicks. Tauchman and Hicks’ seasons are likely over, but everyone else should be back for the postseason push.
CBS | R.J. Anderson: The Yankees broke their single-season home run record last night, a record that stood for all of one season. The 2018 Yankees previously held the record after bashing 266 dingers, but the 2019 Yankees one-upped them with their 267th last night, and there are still three more weeks to go. Although the Yankees beat their own record, they don’t lead the Majors this year; they are currently eight round-trippers behind the Minnesota Twins, who have gone yard a whopping 275 times this season.
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Luke Voit is back, and he knows he’s struggling since his return. He also knows that he faces an infield playing time crunch if he doesn’t start hitting soon, and he spoke about what he has to do to get back on track.