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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.
Check out last week’s breakdown in case you missed it.
NEWS OF THE WEEK – EVERYONE IS HURT
Here’s the news: Everyone is hurt. We knew going into the season that the Yankees would be without Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, Luis Severino, and CC Sabathia (at least for the beginning). But after just one week of baseball, Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, and Troy Tulowitzki will also be joining them on the Injured List. This has unleashed a panic among Yankees Twitter.
Miguel Andujar has a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. He will be treated conservatively for two weeks, but season-ending surgery is on the table.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 2, 2019
Giancarlo Stanton has a Grade 1 strain of his left biceps. He will be shut down for 10 days, then resume activities. Aaron Boone hopes to get him back in the lineup later this month.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 1, 2019
#Yankees make it official, recalling Thairo Estrada from @swbrailriders. He’ll wear uniform No. 30. Troy Tulowitzki to the 10-day injured list.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 4, 2019
YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO THE YANKS INJURY BUG
All on the 10-day IL. Last season, that group accounted for:
45% of Yankees HR
45% of Yankees XBH
43% of Yankees RBI
43% of Yankees runs
43% of Yankees hits
— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) April 1, 2019
The Yankees' injured/disabled list:#PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/1tUzEUZiOb
— Geoff Magliocchetti (@GeoffMags5490) April 1, 2019
This might even be too hot for Yankees Twitter #BPYankeesTwitter
— Andrew (@Andrew_Rotondi) April 1, 2019
It makes me so happy that we’re 3 games into the season, and @Yankees fans are already breaking out the injury excuses.
— Jack Kelly (@The1JackKelly) April 1, 2019
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.
— MacGyver (@MattLorenzo) April 1, 2019
I’m convinced the Yankees accidentally swapped training staffs with the Mets
— matt catanzaro (@mattcat26) April 1, 2019
At this rate Yankees players are going to start going on IL in solidarity
— Matt Keegan (@mkeegan17) April 1, 2019
The 2019 New York Yankees in one picture pic.twitter.com/r2QDQEC7Ha
— Yapi Yapo (@RichardTanskey) April 1, 2019
9 players on the DL.. maybe Yankees need to look at their training and conditioning staff? https://t.co/CQdXyQpk0p
— Beca (@beca813) April 1, 2019
Not another Yankees injury
— Bringing The Heat (@BringTheHeatPod) April 1, 2019
Can the Yankees stay healthy for one game?
— Zach Cosenza (@Zach__Cosenza) April 1, 2019
When it rains it POURS for the Yankees. Unbelievable
— 🐜 (24-16) (@__Antman___) April 1, 2019
Yankees are now without Hicks, Stanton, and Andújar. Bet they’re regretting passing on Manny and Bryce now.
— Dex for MVP (@JayBowman10) April 1, 2019
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:
SECOND ONE OF THE GAME AND GLEYBER TORRES IS HERE TO THE RESCUE!!! pic.twitter.com/1pK2puQRdL
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) April 4, 2019
GLEYBER TORRES WITH A HUGE THREE RUN BLAST AND THE YANKEES FINALLY TAKE THE LEAD
— Andrew (@AndrewwM_) April 4, 2019
Gleyber Torres doesn’t want to lose again.
— Neil Keefe (@NeilKeefe) April 4, 2019
LIKE A GOOD GLEYBER… TORRES IS THERE!!#PinstripePride @CTPpod @PennFal25 @Lexi_Celluro @AdamSchein @JudgeTorre
— Branded_Kmess (@kmess22) April 4, 2019
GLEYBER TORRES I LOVE YOU
— Damon (@YankeesStan) April 4, 2019
GLEYBER TORRES AGAIN #babybombers
— Ish Fernandez (@ishfernandeznyy) April 4, 2019
Gleyber Torres! #PinstripePride #Yankees pic.twitter.com/YGTQkD7XCp
— Chef Shabazz Small (@SmallDiscourse) April 4, 2019
“Like a good Gleyber, Torres is there!”#GLEYBERDAY #nyy #PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/3c4DMN9oEx
— BPCrewBaltDC (@BPCrewBaltDC) April 4, 2019
WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK
Don’t look now, but the @Yankees season might already be over.
— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) April 4, 2019
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
— Blattman (@davidblattman) April 4, 2019
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.
FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK
When a Greg Bird fan and a Luke Voit fan start commenting in the same twitter thread #PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/SVt3xoPQyY
— nyygirl333 (@nyygirl333) March 29, 2019
I am a:
🔘 Bases Loaded Baseball Diamond
🔘 A Yankees hitter to get these men off my bases
— Riders and Hawks🇵🇭 (@Yankees4lifeee) April 1, 2019
It's going to be pretty funny when Greg Bird is the only one who remains healthy the entire season.
— 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕖𝕪 ℝ𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝔾𝕠𝕥𝕤𝕦𝕝𝕚𝕒𝕤 (@StaceGots) April 1, 2019
Stay away from the Yankees locker room. You might show up on the IL tomorrow @YankeesPodcast @Yankees
— Steven Fusco (@Steven_Fusco12) April 1, 2019
Arguing with Yankees Twitter using logic and reasoning is like pouring kerosene on a gasoline fire…it just makes things worse
— Ryan Barnes (@timmylupus4) April 3, 2019
Sex is intimate and sacred. Your body is a temple and you shouldn’t share it with anyone who doesn't think Miguel Andújar should’ve won the 2018 AL rookie of the year award.
— Erin Marie (@erinmarieeg) April 5, 2019
Bird playing third? pic.twitter.com/OadvSoRpyx
— BP Crew Philly (@BPCrewPhilly) April 2, 2019
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