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It’s safe to say that vibes on Yankees Twitter were much different this past week than they were on Opening Day. Excessive injuries and early season overreactions headline this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts.
I really don't wanna be the asshole who panics after 3+ games, but I'm starting to get worried about the Yankees. We were gonna have suspect pitching and bad defense with all our regulars. Now they are dropping like flies.
MOMENT OF THE WEEK – GLEYBER TORRES’ GO-AHEAD THREE-RUN HOMER
Last season, Gleyber Torres had seven three-run home runs. His first of 2019 could not have come at a bigger time.
On Thursday, the Yanks were down 4-2 to the Orioles and were in the midst of another sloppy, frustrating game. Enter Gleyber. With two outs and men on the corners in the top of the sixth, Gleyber ripped his second homer of the day, which ultimately won the game for the Yanks. It was EXACTLY what the team needed.
Yankees Twitter went NUTS for this home run. Here are some of the best reactions:
We can all agree that the start of the season could have gone better. The injuries are piling up and the Yankees dropped consecutive series’ to the Orioles and the Tigers. But here’s a PSA: we are seven games deep of a 162 game season. Seven! That’s 4.3% of the season – so the season is actually VERY far from over. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mess, but we have to remind ourselves that there is a lot of baseball left to play – and hopefully a majority of it will be played with the Yanks best lineup. Keep the faith!
BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK
Couldn't agree with @Jared_Carrabis more. From the Yankees' side of things – is their season over? Absolutely not. But losing a series to the Orioles and Tigers in a division race that likely will be separated by less than 5 games is horrific. https://t.co/y4w02aSjCE
This right here is a double best take of the week. First, despite being a Red Sox reporter, you have to respect what Carrabis said. For us day-to-day, pitch-by-pitch fans, it’s so easy to freak out and completely lose our composure when things aren’t going well (see: Worst Take of the Week). However, like David says, while the season is far from over, losing series’ to the O’s and Tigers is really really really bad, and it will matter when looking at the big picture.
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