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Yankees Twitter Reacts Mar. 2 – Mar. 8

 

Welcome back to Yankees Twitter Reacts, my column filled with the best and worst takes, funniest tweets, reactions to Yankees news, and everything in between from our beloved Yankees Twitter. I want this to be as fan interactive as possible, so remember to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me at @T_Danks_to join the conversation and submit the best and worst tweets of the week!

For the past few weeks, Yankees Twitter has been generally positive based on the news being released about the team. However, this week was a little different. Between Luis Severino‘s injury, Jacoby Ellsbury soon returning to camp (yes, this is not good), and Sonny Gray‘s laughable “excuse,” here is this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts.

Check out last week’s roundup in case you missed it. 

NEWS OF THE WEEK – SEVERINO INJURY

Unfortunately, the biggest news of the week was not good. Right before Severino’s planned start on Tuesday, he was scratched due to right shoulder discomfort. An MRI determined some minor inflammation in his rotator cuff, but it’s serious enough to keep him out at least two weeks which means he will likely miss his planned Opening Day start.

This sent Yankees Twitter into a frenzy, and rightfully so. Severino just signed a four-year extension and is undoubtedly the Yankees top starter. Seeing him experience any kind of pain before the season even starts is extremely worrisome, to say the least.

YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO SEVERINO’S INJURY

JACOBY ELLSBURY SOON REPORTING TO CAMP (OR SO WE’RE TOLD)

Reports this week stated that Jacoby Ellsbury is planning on reporting to training camp on March 16th or 17th. Given Ellsbury’s injury-prone history, Yankees Twitter couldn’t help but to crack jokes. Here are some of the best ones.

SONNY GRAY’S EXCUSE

You would have thought that the name Sonny Gray would have become irrelevant to the Yankees when he was traded last month. Gray made headlines this week blaming the Yankees for his struggles with the team, saying the “Yankees insisted on s–tty pitch that ruined me.”

The pitch Gray is referring to is his slider, which Yankees coaches apparently insisted on him throwing. Sonny went on to explain how his slider is different from guys like Tanaka, who can throw their slider in any count for a strike. Gray does not feel comfortable throwing his slider over the plate because it will get hit. This put him in bad counts, thus leading to his struggles.

Yankees Twitter sure had a field day with this one.

WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK

Surprisingly, there were no terrible takes this week. If you see one, send it my way. Hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me at @T_Danks_. We can’t let bad takes go unnoticed!

BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK

I know there are multiple opinions on the whole Sonny Gray thing, but here is mine: (hint, I’m on Gardy Party’s side). It’s hard to blame your struggles on a specific pitch when your home and road splits are so drastic.

At home, Sonny had a 6.98 (!!!) ERA and struck out a batter 15.7% of the time. On the road, Sonny had a 3.17 ERA and struck out a batter 26.4% of the time. To me, that sounds like a guy who can’t pitch in New York, not a guy who can’t throw a slider. But whatever floats your boat, Sonny.

FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Thanks for reading this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts! Remember, if you see something that you think deserves to be in the column next week, be sure to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me on Twitter @T_Danks_ ! And be sure to listen to the most recent episode of The Bronx Pinstripes Show: http://smarturl.it/YankeesPodcast 

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