Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played safety on Monday night, a move that coach Ben McAdoo said was made to create more depth at the position.
New York Teams
Darius Powe, who had a few first-team reps in training camp, was among four players let go by the Giants on Wednesday.
Will OBJ be sidelined by injury?
Odell Beckham Jr. sprained his ankle in Monday's preseason game against the Browns, and a source told ESPN it's "not out of the question he could miss a week or two of the regular season.” Beckham has played 43 of a possible 48 games in his career, missing four of the five because of injury.
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The Jets have released WR Marquess Wilson, their most accomplished receiver (based on career yardage). Wilson had missed camp time with a hip injury and was down on the depth chart. They signed rookie TE Brandon Barnes (Alabama State).
Before conversations with Reds 1B Joey Votto and Dodgers OF Curtis Granderson, Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian about the reality of an electronic strike zone, Boston's pursuit of the top spot in the AL, the end of Aaron Judge's K streak and more. Plus, "Gone Fishin'" with John Fisher.
Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action, including another milestone for Albert Pujols, the end of Aaron Judge's K streak, and cause for concern in Chicago and Boston.
Sanchez slugs way to rare Yankees feat
Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, his 24th and 25th of the season, in the Yankees' win over the Tigers on Tuesday. He's the first player to hit 25 homers for the Yankees in a season before turning 25 years old since Don Mattingly blasted 35 home runs as a 24-year-old in 1985. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Tuesday's longest home runs
Gary Sanchez outpaced the competition by nearly 40 feet, as his 493-foot blast -- his first of two homers on the day -- slots in behind Aaron Judge's 495-footer for the longest home runs this season. Yangervis Solarte's 455-footer highlights a career-high six-RBI night, while the homers by Nick Williams and Marcell Ozuna were only two of 14 hit by the Phillies and Marlins between both ends of their doubleheader.
OBJ's importance in perspective
Odell Beckham Jr. played 961 of the Giants' 1,018 offensive snaps (94.4 percent) last season, the third-highest percentage for any wide receiver in the league behind DeAndre Hopkins and teammate Sterling Shepard.
Manning loses if OBJ misses time
Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't complained about the hit he took Monday that caused his ankle injury, but some of his teammates have voiced their displeasure. If anyone should be upset, it should be his QB, Eli Manning.
Impossible to replace Odell Beckham Jr.
OBJ accounted for 33.9 percent of his team's receiving yards last season, the highest percentage in the NFL. He could play an entire season without making a catch and still be the Giants' all-time leader in receiving yards per game, ahead of Homer Jones (66.4).
Injuries huge hit to Giants' receiver depth
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle), Brandon Marshall (shoulder) and Tavarres King (ankle) all suffered injuries in Monday's preseason contest. If OBJ and/or Marshall were to miss time, it would leave the Giants very inexperienced at the position.
Giants, Browns at opposite ends of QB consistency
Eli Manning made his first career start in Week 11 of 2004; he's been the only QB to start for the Giants since then. New York is the only team to start one QB in that span, while the Browns have started 22 since Week 11 of 2004, the most in the NFL.
All downhill for Judge since break
Aaron Judge struck out in his 36th consecutive game Saturday, setting a record for the longest such streak in a single season in MLB history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His second half batting average is worse than the .179 mark that haunted him in his 2016 debut season.
Devers becoming thorn in Yankees' side
Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers homered again against the rival Yankees on Saturday. He's the first player to go deep in three straight games against the Yankees before turning 21 years old since Babe Ruth in 1915.
No ignoring Chapman's struggles
Aroldis Chapman is out as the Yankees' closer, and with good reason. The left-hander is in the midst of his worst season by numerous measures.
Sabathia continues Red Sox domination
With Saturday's win, CC Sabathia is now 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts against Boston this season. Since earned runs became official in the AL in 1913, four other Yankees pitchers have won their first three starts against the Red Sox in a season with a sub-1.00 ERA: Lefty Gomez in 1934 (0.33), Hank Borowy in 1945 (0.35), Whitey Ford in 1956 (0.67) and Scott Sanderson in 1991 (0.43), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Saturday's longest home runs
Rougned Odor teed off twice against the White Sox, with his second blast reaching the upper deck in right field at Globe Life Park. A pair of rookies flexed their muscles in Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees tilt while Mike Trout's multihomer game in Baltimore gave him six seasons with at least 25 home runs, tying Tim Salmon's Angels record.
Get the brooms out
This was only the third time that the Subway Series ended in a sweep since interleague play began 20 years ago. The Yankees have been on the winning end of the stick twice.
Judging by the struggles
Yankees RF Aaron Judge got off to a red-hot start to his rookie season, but the Red Sox are one team that has consistently given him trouble. His stats have increasingly declined when facing off against Boston this year.
Opposing hitters continue to rake in Queens
Citi Field has been a sanctuary for opposing hitters this season. On Wednesday, Aaron Judge was the latest slugger to hit a 450-foot home run against the Mets this season.
Judge returns to jury pool thanks to slump
Over the course of the Judge's 33-game strikeout streak, the rookie has put up some of baseball's worst offensive numbers.
Texas loves the long ball
Aaron Judge may have smacked a 457-foot moon shot, but two of the five longest home runs hit on Wednesday came off the bat of Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre, who both play for Texas teams.
Judge keeps climbing list with big blast
Aaron Judge has about six weeks left to keep pursuing the record for most home runs by a rookie. His Wednesday night shot to center field at Citi Field was measured at 457 feet, equaling his second-longest HR of the season.
Bats slowing down in the Bronx
After a strong start to the season, Aaron Judge & Co. have seen their batting averages plummet. The Yankees have dropped to a .248 BA as a team since the All-Star break, compared to their .264 mark beforehand.
"The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.