The Mets had to scratch both Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores an hour before Wednesday’s game against the Yankees due to ribcage injuries, so Travis d'Arnaud — normally a catcher — borrowed David Wright‘s glove and played third base for the first time in his career. The first two batters the Yankees sent up to the plate in the first inning were left-handed.
The body of Aroldis Chapman’s work has been well below his standards and his pay grade. Now, his body is in question, too. What is the state of a right hamstring that had him limping off the field Tuesday night? Where is his head at after he betrayed a shattered confidence both during and after a 5-4 Yankees triumph over the Mets? What is up with an arm that can still dispense 100-mph plus, yet does not produce near the swings and misses to which he is accustomed? Add it up and that is plenty to worry both Chapman and the Yankees in the here and now. But there is a secondary historic element in play as well. Chapman’s worst season is coinciding with arguably the best for Kenley Jansen and Craig
Rafael Devers crushed the hearts of New York Yankees fans everywhere Sunday when he launched a game-tying home run to left center field off a 103-mph fastball from closer Aroldis Chapman. Devers’ blast stunned what had been a raucous Yankee Stadium crowd, and it shattered one fan in particular, who shared his range of emotions on the internet after the Boston Red Sox’s 10-inning victory. The video instantly blew up on social media, and Devers himself got a glimpse of his handy work after the victory. “It was a good feeling,” Devers said, per WEEI. “When I got back to the clubhouse I saw the video. I was like, ‘Oh shoot, he thought they won.’ It was funny.” The Red Sox rookie admitted he has seen