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Pinstripe Alley Jun 30, 2022
PSA Podcast Ep. 160: Another Scorcher

PSA Podcast Ep. 160: Another Scorcher

Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports The bonkers 56-20 Yankees walk off twice, get no-hit, and sweep a series all within a week. Normal! The 2022 New York Yankees are going to close out a June with a record at least 35 games over .500. It’s patently absurd, and we can’t get enough of it. There was no way that the Astros series was going to be normal, right? The opener was three-run homer mayhem capped by Aaron Hicks’ game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth and Aaron Judge’s walk-off hit. Next came dominance from Houston pitching as Justin Verlander shoved on Friday,...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 29, 2022
Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Judge (6/23 and 6/26)

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Judge (6/23 and 6/26)

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Judge racked up another two walk-offs in the series against Houston. This past week was highlighted by countless amazing at-bats from the New York Yankees. There was Aaron Hicks’ game-tying three-run home run in the ninth inning on Thursday and Anthony Rizzo’s unbelievable 16-pitch base on balls against Framber Valdez. I was ready to write about both of these at-bats, but when it came down to it I thought showing the well-deserved love to Aaron Judge’s two walk-offs could not be passed up. As if he could do any more than he...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 24, 2022
NYY vs. HOU: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander

NYY vs. HOU: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander

Set Number: X162984 TK1 Two old Yankees and Astros foes square off on a Friday night in the Bronx. What could the Yankees possibly do to follow up the thrill of last night’s victory? They had been hitless in the first until Aaron Hicks delivered a stunning three-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and on the eve of earning himself a $19 million payday for 2022, Aaron Judge walked it off with a 3-0 missile into the left-field corner. Give the Yankees’ constant battles against the Astros since 2015, that had to feel it good. One of the men who...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 24, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/24/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/24/22

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ After yet another thrilling win on Thursday, the Yankees get set to face Justin Verlander for the first time since 2019. These 2022 Yankees are just relentless. They went hitless from innings two through eight last night and trailed 6-3 to the hated Astros. But they got some runners on base and Aaron Hicks stunned Ryan Pressly and company with a three-run bomb to tie it up — the fourth three-run blast of the day, combining both teams’ totals. A little while later, Aaron Judge walked it off and the Yankees had another unforgettable victory for...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 23, 2022
Yankees 7, Astros 6: Do not go gentle into that good night

Yankees 7, Astros 6: Do not go gentle into that good night

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Rage, rage until you’ve won the fight. How about a walk-off to open this blockbuster series?!?! Aaron Hicks saved the contest with a game-tying three run home run in the ninth, setting up Aaron Judge’s walk-off single to secure the 7-6 victory. This matchup always promised fireworks, and boy, did both teams bring it tonight. Many saw this series as the litmus test for the two best teams in the AL, and if this game was any indication of what’s in store over the next three days... well, all I can say is “Buckle up, folks.” This game got off...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 22, 2022
The Yankees finally found a way to improve their outfield defense

The Yankees finally found a way to improve their outfield defense

Photo by David Berding/ Shifting Aaron Judge to center field when Giancarlo Stanton hit the IL helped the Yankees stumble on their best outfield defense. You’d be forgiven for thinking, back in early April, that the Yankees were going to have an elite defense in the outfield. After all, although Aaron Hicks was no longer an above-average center fielder, he was flanked on one side by two-time Gold Glove recipient Joey Gallo and on the other by annual Gold Glove finalist and 2021 Fielding Bible Award winner Aaron Judge. And then, the season began, and the exact opposite...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 22, 2022
Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Hicks (6/18)

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Hicks (6/18)

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Hicks had a few big hits this weekend, but this one stands out. Aaron Hicks is having one of the strangest starts to a season I can remember. His month-to-month splits are beyond confusing. He was solid in the first month with a 137 wRC+ despite a .367 slugging percentage. He followed that up with a dreadful 27 wRC+ in May where his power disintegrated completely. In June, he has been nothing short of excellent with a 147 wRC+ while boosting his power numbers up to a .434 slug on the month. He’s had a few big hits and continues to...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 21, 2022
Aaron Hicks’ season has been weird, misleading, and not that bad

Aaron Hicks’ season has been weird, misleading, and not that bad

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Fresh off two game-winning hits in three days, the veteran has been solid in June on the heels of a horrible May, leading to some possibly misleading numbers. Over the course of this fantastic season, perhaps more than anyone else, Aaron Hicks has fallen out of favor with much of the Yankee fanbase. This is not without valid reason; even after last night’s heroics, he has been a below-average hitter overall, and has hit for almost no power this year. All of this is also happening in the shadow of several stellar starts from the Yankees’...
After dismal start, Aaron Hicks starting to heat up at the plate for the Yankees

After dismal start, Aaron Hicks starting to heat up at the plate for the Yankees

Aaron Hicks sat at home last year just watching baseball. After undergoing wrist surgery, Hicks was shut down in May and all he could do was watch his teammates play.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 21, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/21/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/21/22

Photo by Tyler Schank/ The Yankees and Rays plan to duke it out again at the Trop tonight. Boy, that was some kind of ballgame, huh? Gerrit Cole carried another no-hit bid deep, Clay Holmes actually had an off-day, Aaron Hicks got the game-winning hit, and Wandy Peralta had us on the edge of our seats as the Yankees secured win No. 50 of 2022. Regardless of how the remaining 95 games and potential October run go, it’s worth remarking how ridiculous it is that the Yankees have a 50-17 record on the morning of June 21st. Bravo. Keep it up! Today on the site, Dan will do...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 18, 2022
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 0: Aaron Hicks delivers the unlikely blow

Yankees 4, Blue Jays 0: Aaron Hicks delivers the unlikely blow

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ The Yankees’ win streak runs up to nine straight after a dominant pitching performance and a clutch hit from a struggling player. Josh made the point earlier today that there’s simply not enough ways to describe how great the Yankees have been this year. There would be no jinxing today, as the Yankees went out and did what they’ve done all year — dominate as a pitching staff and find the timely hits. It was a tall order to secure the series win today, even with Jameson Taillon on the mound, thanks to the Blue Jays sending out Alek Manoah....
Pinstripe Alley Jun 11, 2022
Alternate reality free agency: Seiya Suzuki

Alternate reality free agency: Seiya Suzuki

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees chose not to make a run for Seiya Suzuki, how has this choice turned out? The Yankees made the decision last offseason to not make any notable changes to their outfield after getting Joey Gallo during the 2021 trade deadline. In addition, the Yankees returned their normal starters in Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Hicks. Judge and Stanton have been their usual selves, making their place in the outfield guaranteed. Hicks and Gallo have played adequate, if not inspiring, baseball. One of the more interesting free...
What can the Yankees do about their Aaron Hicks problem?

What can the Yankees do about their Aaron Hicks problem?

Aaron Hicks returns to his old stomping grounds in Minnesota — where the Yankees begin a three-game series on Tuesday — with a .213/.337/.243 slash line.

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