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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Rookie flamethrowers reflect on MLB debuts

Luis Gil and Stephen Ridings were impressive in their first major league game.

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Since baseball shut down in March of last year, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Luis Gil and Stephen Ridings comment on their MLB debuts

The Yankees had two rookies make their MLB debuts this past week. The 23-year-old Luis Gil started on the bump against the Orioles on Tuesday. He hurled six shutout innings, striking out six and only allowing four hits. Very impressive for the young right-hander, who seemed to embrace the big stage in the Bronx. He posted highlights of his start on Instagram and reflected on his outing.

The very same day as Gil, flamethrower Stephen Ridings made his debut in the major leagues. He struck out all three batters he faced out of the bullpen, and touched triple digits multiple times. Another impressive outing from a rookie, and he was even featured on @PitchingNinja on Twitter, and he enjoyed that.

Aaron Judge and Jordan Montgomery post about series wins

The Yankees have been red hot as of late. They beat the Marlins and Orioles this past week, and just took the series against the Mariners. Judge has had a couple homers and Jordan Montgomery pitched very well down in Miami—and pretty much all season. Both Judge and Monty posted about the team’s success, including Judge’s weekly recaps.

Masahiro Tanaka celebrates winning gold in the Olympics

Former Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka won the gold medal in the Olympics with Team Japan as they defeated Team USA by a score of 2-0. He celebrated the win alongside his teammates, and thanked everyone for their support. We’re proud of you, Masa!