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11:00 AM ET, May 17, 2023

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Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Judge and Jury?  Blue Jays miffed at Yankees slugger's wandering eyes prior to home run  —  If the eyes have it, is something not right?  —  The Blue Jays certainly smelled a rat at the Rogers Centre on Monday night following an eighth inning home run by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, his second of the game in a 7-4 Bronx Bombers win.
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Pete Caldera / USA Today:
Aaron Boone ejected after defending Aaron Judge, who then blasts a monster home run  —  TORONTO ― Aaron Boone got his point across and then some, after being ejected for - once again - defending slugger Aaron Judge's judgment of the strike zone.  —  The New York Yankees manager finished …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge homers twice in Yankees' win as wandering eyes draw suspicion from Blue Jays skipper, broadcasters  —  TORONTO — While the Yankees' early-inning pitching plans created conversation prior to Monday's game, it was Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah who struggled in the opening frame.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Blue Jays pitcher admits he was tipping pitches when facing Aaron Judge  —  Blue Jays right-hander Jay Jackson has a tell.  Well, at least he had one until the Yankees' Aaron Judge took him deep on Monday night, prompting the journeyman pitcher's return to Triple A.
Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
Domingo German ejected after pitching hand check in Yankees game vs. Blue Jays  —  TORONTO - For the second straight night, the Yankees became steeped in a controversy against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.  —  After three no-hit innings Tuesday, Yankees starter Domingo German was ejected …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: What went into decision to open with Jimmy Cordero  —  TORONTO — The Yankees diverged from their normal pitching plans Monday, asking Jimmy Cordero to open against the Blue Jays before Jhony Brito took over.  —  Cordero, a righty, hasn't started a game since 2013 …
Associated Press:
Rangers prospect Kumar Rocker to have Tommy John surgery  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers pitching prospect Kumar Rocker, a top-10 pick in each of the past two MLB drafts, has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will need Tommy John surgery.  —  Rangers general manager Chris Young …
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Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball:
Kumar Rocker to have Tommy John surgery  —  Rangers minor league pitcher Kumar Rocker will undergo Tommy John surgery, it is being reported  —  Texas Rangers pitcher Kumar Rocker will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL, per the beats.  Rocker, the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Anthony Rieber / Newsday:
Mets' Justin Verlander rocked by Rays in Citi Field debut  —  In the top of the sixth inning at Citi Field on Tuesday, the massive centerfield scoreboard suddenly malfunctioned.  —  Instead of a screen full of information on the current batter and the linescore and such, all that appeared was a giant Tampa Bay Rays logo.
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘This team can win’: After listless beginning, big-bucks Mets set sights on turnaround
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
'They did it to us, let's do it to them': How Yankees returned favor in beating Rays, 9-8
Discussion: New York Post and Yahoo Sports
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets split series against Nationals after poor start from David Peterson  —  WASHINGTON — The Mets' pitching situation has become untenable.  —  Of all the problems facing the Mets right now, the starting pitching problem is the most pressing.  The repeated failure of the club's starters …
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets strand nine runners and fall to Nationals in resumption of Saturday's rain-delayed game
ESPN:
Bills' Josh Allen hits 4 HRs in Toronto BP; Matt Barkley has 5  —  TORONTO — Talk about power arms.  Three call-ups from Buffalo came to Toronto and showed they have what it takes to go deep and throw deep.  —  Buffalo Bills quarterbacks Josh Allen, Kyle Allen and Matt Barkley took batting practice …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Yahoo Sports
Michael McDermott / Sports Illustrated:
Diamondbacks Prospects Three Up, Three Down: May 8th-14th  —  Highlighting three prospects who performed well and three who didn't for the week of May 8th.  —  This week, we're going to debut a new feature for prospects here at Inside the Diamondbacks.  Instead of doing daily minor league reports …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Denver Post
 
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