Gleyber Torres, Yankees
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The New York Yankees lost 3-0 in their home season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. With the crowd buzzing in excitement and amid loud cheers, Yankees starter Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings. However, the bullpen crushed his valiant efforts.

After Stroman was removed after a six-inning start, Caleb Ferguson and Dennis Santana allowed three earned runs. That being said, hours before the game, the city of New York witnessed a rare natural phenomenon that shook the core of the East Coast. However, the dreadful shockwaves had too little effect on Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres.


Gleyber Torres, Unfazed By Earthquake Tremors, Takes Up BP Ahead Of Home Opener!

Gleyber Torres, Yankees
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The city of New York woke up to a shaky morning on Friday as an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude hit the East Coast. With an epic center measured at New Jersey, strong tremors were felt in parts of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and many other surrounding areas. Fortunately, the tremors weren’t strong enough to cause any destruction or loss of life. No injuries or casualties have been reported thus far. That being said, in the Bronx, the New York Yankees were all set and gearing up for their home opener against Toronto Blue Jays when the earthquake struck. While a large section of people present at the Yankee Stadium felt the tremors, second baseman Gleyber Torres was absolutely unmoved and braved the scary incident with sheer fearlessness.

As the earthquake struck and vibrations hit the ground, Gleyber Torres, in the midst of his BP session, braved the tremors to continue with his practice. While people around him looked confused, Torres seemed like he didn’t feel a thing as he kept hitting the ball hard to warm up for the game. That being said, after earthquake tremors subsided, the pre-game preparations continued. Yanks walked out to a rousing reception in front of a packed crowd at the Yankee stadium. However, the fans didn’t take many happy memories back as the New York Yankees went down 3-0. The offense didn’t come through, with Juan Soto and Aaron Judge struggling to get hits. Anthony Volpe and Torres created a couple of run-scoring opportunities. But no chance materialized as the Yanks went down shutout in their home opener for the first time since 1967.

Yankees Jonathan Loaisiga Out For Two Months With Forearm Strain

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In a significant setback, New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga was placed on 60-day IL with a forearm strain. The pitcher was sent for MRI scans following discomfort complaint after Wednesday’s outing. The team explains the injury as right flexor strain that will keep him out of action for atleast two months.

Notably, Jonathan Loaisiga has been the New York Yankees key reliever in the recent past. But has somehow been unable to stay healthy. He missed a large chunk of last year’s MLB season with two IL stints related to elbow inflammation and bone spur surgery. Moreover, with an uncertain return timeline, the Yanks called up Dennis Santana from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as a replacement.

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