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I’m back, and so is Yankees baseball! Yesterday the Yanks kicked off their season with an impressive 7-2 win over the Orioles. Here are all the best tweets from opening week.
NEWS OF THE WEEK – YANKEES WIN OPENING DAY
Unless you live under a rock, you’d know that the Yankees won yesterday. Overall, it was a feel-good team win – everyone reached base, Masahiro Tanaka pitched well, Luke Voit and Greg Bird homered, Adam Ottavino looked awesome and the Yankees kicked ass pretty much the whole game. Yeah, it might have been against the Orioles, who are basically fielding a minor league team this season, but it still tasted so sweet. Here are some of the best tweets from the Yankees Opening Day win:
#StartSpreadingTheNews, wins are back. pic.twitter.com/DJ523Ole6G
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 28, 2019
YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO THE OPENING DAY WIN
GAME 1: LETS GOOOO!! #Yankees beat the Os 7-2 and start the 2019 season off with bang!! LUUUUUUUUKE!!@YankeesPodcast @ScottReinen pic.twitter.com/iUzxLzLH6n
— Bronx Pinstripes (@BronxPinstripes) March 28, 2019
THE YANKEES WIN!! pic.twitter.com/08C5oroqaB
— BP Crew Philly (@BPCrewPhilly) March 28, 2019
THEEEE YANKEES win!!!! Get use to it!!! 😏
— Ryan (@stunna34) March 28, 2019
YANKEES WIN THE HOME OPENER 7-2⚾⚾👍👍🤗🤗😁😁 pic.twitter.com/laHDjECnkw
— Cheryl Ubel (@UbelCheryl) March 28, 2019
Oh yea: #YankeesWin #StartSpreadingTheNews pic.twitter.com/hbj5G6TIhN
— Keith McPherson (@Keith_McPherson) March 28, 2019
YANKEES WIN 7-2‼️‼️‼️1-0 to start the year LETS GOOOO pic.twitter.com/uuyeR3j8Ju
— Johnny Pinstripes (@JohnFerraro_) March 28, 2019
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees WIN! #OpeningDay WIN! #TanakaTime 5.2 IP, ER 🔥 LUUUKE 1-1, 4 RBI, 2 BB, Judge 2-3, Otto 3 K in debut 🔥 pic.twitter.com/eVWUJEcwBV
— Derk (@captainderk) March 28, 2019
The Yankees were the only team in the AL East to secure a win on this opening day.
— Yankees (@_everythingnyy_) March 29, 2019
BALL GAME OVER YANKEES WIN , THEEEE YANKEES WIN !!! 7-2 pic.twitter.com/DYv8QPV90P
— Mr. Wolf 🐾 🐺⚾ (@BigBadWolf_1) March 28, 2019
YANKEES WIN!!!!! #OPENINGDAY #PINSTRIPEPRIDE pic.twitter.com/JpvIiUPGRE
— #AllRise (24-16) (@judgemania99) March 28, 2019
MOMENT OF THE WEEK – LUKE VOIT’S 1st INNING HOME RUN
Now that the season has started, I’ll be starting a new weekly subhead in Yankees Twitter Reacts called “Moment of the Week.” This will be a big play (good or bad) from a game that sends Yankees Twitter into a frenzy.
This week, it was Luke Voit‘s three-run homer in the first inning against the Orioles. The bomb to centerfield not only fired up Yankee Stadium, but Yankees Twitter as well.
LETS GO LUKE VOIT THREE RUN HOME RUN!!!! THIS IS AMAZING
— Yankees Posts (@YankeesPosts) March 28, 2019
LUKE VOIT WITH A THREE RUN HOME RUN!!!!! FOREVER MY FIRST BASEMAN!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/G5TdYW6qF3
— Jake Montgomery (@JakeM0NTGOMERY) March 28, 2019
Waiting for Luke Voit's home run to land pic.twitter.com/qnUtyOEUbP
— James Martin (@james__martin97) March 28, 2019
Here's Yankees Cleanup Hitter Luke Voit's big boy 112.6 mph home run pic.twitter.com/TrAPRAiXhB
— David Adler (@_dadler) March 28, 2019
Lets go LUKE VOIT!!! Already a HOMERUN!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
— Rubio (@RubioFab) March 28, 2019
Luke Voit hit a home run to Beloit.
— Nate Weiser (@nweiser09) March 28, 2019
THREE RUN HOME RUN LUKE VOIT DEAD CENTER FIELD! 3-0 YANKS! #OpeningDay
— Swan Maguire (@SwanMaguire) March 28, 2019
Luke Voit and Aaron Judge after Voit's home run. #Yankees #NYYvsBAL pic.twitter.com/ypRm98IRFc
— Enrique Marin (@emarin671) March 28, 2019
1️⃣ homerun Run down, 266 to go
Luke Voit with the first of many #Yankees blasts #PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/l2kGayJ17Z
— Justin Walters (@JustinWaltersTV) March 28, 2019
ON PACE JOKES
As Andrew Rotondi discussed on the most recent episode of The Bronx Pinstripes Show, the beginning of baseball season means a lot of “on pace” jokes. For some reason, people can’t help themselves from saying that a player is “on pace” to bat some absurd percentage, or hit an ungodly amount of home runs just because they start the season 1-for-1. We certainly saw that yesterday, especially with the hot starts of Luke Voit and Aaron Judge. Here are some of the best:
Can someone tell me how many wins the Yankees are on pace for?
— Andrew (@Andrew_Rotondi) March 28, 2019
Aaron Judge (Starts the season 2-for-2)
My mind: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it
Me: On PAcE tO hIT 1.000!!!!!#PinstripePride#OpeningDay
— Geoff Magliocchetti (@GeoffMags5490) March 28, 2019
Aaron Judge is on pace to bat 1.000 with 972 singles.
— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) March 28, 2019
The #Yankees are on pace to outscore their opponents 4,374-0 this season.
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) March 28, 2019
Aaron Judge is not only on pace to hit 1.000, but also score a run every at bat. Incredible efficiency
— Boeheim Pit Crew (@aidaninfortlee) March 28, 2019
Luke Voit is on pace for 450 home runs and 1,120 RBI’s.
Right @Andrew_Rotondi ?
— Tyler Dencker (@T_Danks_) March 28, 2019
Aaron Judge on pace to score 486 runs this yr.
— Mark Scanlon (@Mscanlon315) March 28, 2019
Luke Voit is on pace for 648 RBIs this year.
Thank you for reading my traditional #OpeningDay math joke.
— John K. Painting (@zorrocat) March 28, 2019
And their on pace to go 162-0
— Lord Scoott of House Ruth (@chrisjohnscott) March 28, 2019
Singles… SINGLES?? Judge is on pace for 162 singles this year now.
— Kyle O’Rourke (@KO_23_) March 28, 2019
Aaron Judge is on pace to set the MLB record for most hits in a season as well as highest batting average in a season.
— Josh Gaudette (@JGaudette77) March 28, 2019
WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK
A lot of people are overreacting to Miguel Andujar‘s error yesterday, with this tweet probably being the worst. For one, saying he “should’ve worked on his glove this offseason” is just flat-out disrespectful considering it was actually the focus of Andujar’s offseason (with Instagram videos to prove it).
Then, to give out mechanic tips for fielding a routine ground ball when the play was clearly not routine is just silly. Andujar had to move quickly to his right and fire a throw on the run in foul territory, which is certainly not routine. Plus, the fact that his throw ended up where it did is actually a bit encouraging. If Greg Bird had made the play everyone would be complimenting Andujar instead. Overall, it was truly a tough play for both Bird and Andujar and neither player should be taking serious heat for the error.
BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK
Its sucks for Tyler Wade but it doesn't need to be a big deal. I really like him as a 25th man on a roster but dont overreact. When Wade did get playing time the past few years everyone was screaming to cut him
If Wade / Tauchman are playing full time #NYY have bigger concerns
— Steve Angelovich (@angelsteve89) March 24, 2019
Lost in all the fun of Opening Day was Tyler Wade semi-surprisingly not making the roster. Wade had a pretty good spring training, batting .308 with 13 runs and 4 steals, which left many people upset about the decision.
Steve has the perfect perspective on it. While it is unfortunate for Wade, it’s important to look at the bigger picture. As Steve says, if the Yanks had to rely on Wade to play full-time, they would have much bigger concerns. That’s why it’s important not to overreact to the move, and just trust the decisions the organization makes – they haven’t let us down the past few years.
FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK
Baseball placed on 15-day IL
per @MToolsidas29 pic.twitter.com/x3oKCCG89a
— The BP Show (@YankeesPodcast) March 29, 2019
Luke Voit's home run swing: 10/10
Seed-eating skills: need some work pic.twitter.com/kbQyeCeNzv
— A.J. Herrmann (@AJHerrmannYES) March 28, 2019
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