Aaron Hicks was hurting. As he drove to TD Ballpark on Monday afternoon, he was ton over the news that a cop shot and killed 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis on Sunday. Hours before the game, he decided it would be for the best that he didn’t attempt to play.
If you’re looking for a silver lining in the New York Yankees’ 7-3 loss Tuesday to the Toronto Blue Jays, try this on for size: Yankees pitchers struck out nine Blue Jays batters. That gives the Yankees pitching staff 130 strikeouts on the season, setting a new MLB record for most team whiffs through the first 11 games of the season. Both the 2018 Yankees and 2020 Cincinnati Reds recorded 129 strikeouts through 11 games.
MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was out of the lineup last night with a jammed ring finger. Torres, who is off to a very slow start at the plate, was injured while diving into a base during a pickoff play on Monday. A CT scan and X-rays showed no structural damage, but it is definitely a situation to monitor for manager Aaron Boone.