Yankees’ Gleyber Torres rocks walk-off home run vs. Indians
Torres belted a walk-off three-run home run to cap a four-run ninth inning and give the Yankees a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
Torres, who hit a 3-2 pitch, became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walk-off home run at 21 years, 144 days. The previous Yankees’ youngest was held by Mickey Mantle, who was 21 years, 185 days.
Torres’ heroics followed a six-inning no-hitter from German, a fellow rookie, who was pulled at 84 pitches clearly because manager Aaron Boone didn’t want him getting hurt.
Redskins end Derrius Guice’s shock fall late in 2nd Guice was reportedly passed over by teams because of his immaturity, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Moreover, Guice apparently performed poorly during visits with NFL teams. His nightmare scenario came to an end, however, as the Washington Redskins selected Guice with the 59th overall pick. Guice rushed for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final season at LSU.
That leaves the Lions with just two selections on Day 3: No. 153 in the fifth round and No. 237 in the seventh. So, who is left? Trying to project who any team will take down the stretch of the draft is an exercise in throwing darts blindfolded, but we’ll give you a few names on the board at multiple positions the Lions could still address.
Prospects: Jaylen Samuels (North Carolina State), Ian Thomas (Indiana), Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan), Durham Smythe (Notre Dame)
Thoughts: Detroit could certainly stand to add a rookie to the mix at tight end. Samuels is a fascinating option because of his hybrid skill set as a ball carrier, pass catcher and blocker. Plus, he’d provide value on special teams. That versatility could appeal to the Lions.
Thomas is an athletic dual-threat who is a capable and willing blocker with a pass-catching skill set that is still developing. Conklin, a former basketball player, likely won’t cost as much as Thomas, while offering similar versatility.