The Yankees are on the hunt for another ace to team up with Luis Severino and the rumor mill is heating up that GM Brian Cashman is making a run at Mets righty Jacob deGrom.
deGrom, 29, is having a great season, as he’s 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in Personalized Cheap Jerseys 14 starts with 113 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings.
The Mets may trade deGrom to get younger because it’s become clear that they aren’t going to contend this season. Heading into Thursday, the Mets’ 28-36 record had them fourth in the National League East and 9 1/2 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves and also 8 1/2 games out of the second NL Wild Card spot.
The Yankees have a Major League-best 43-29 record heading into a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that begins Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
In the sixth, catcher Gary Sanchez playing for the first time after getting the last two days off dropped a foul pop up with one out and a runner on base. it extended the inning and Joey Wendle drove in Jake Bauers with a two-out single.
Torres tied Mickey Mantle (1951) for the fourth-most homers by a Yankee in his age-21 season or younger, according to researcher Katie Sharp.
Eight of his homers have either given the Yankees a tied or the lead.
Giancarlo Stanton heard more boos, going hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts. Sancehz went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
The Yankees started an all-righty lineup vs. the lefty Snell, who lasted five innings, giving up four runs and four walks while striking out eight.
After sending starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka home Wholesale Jerseys China with an ear infection on Wednesday, the training staff told him to stay home Thursday. He’s expected to return to the team Friday.