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Pinstripe Alley Apr 15, 2021
Dissecting Gio Urshela’s day at shortstop

Dissecting Gio Urshela’s day at shortstop

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Filling in for the dinged up Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela played a perfectly fine shortstop against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. The Yankees converted their infield plans in an intriguing way when they promoted Rougned Odor and demoted Tyler Wade. Wade’s role on the team was predicated on the fact that he was the only other player on the roster capable of backing up Gleyber Torres at shortstop. Without him on the 26-man roster, a natural hole would be formed whenever Torres needs a day off — or so it appeared. During spring training, however, the...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 13, 2021
NYY vs. TOR: Jameson Taillon vs. Hyun Jin Ryu

NYY vs. TOR: Jameson Taillon vs. Hyun Jin Ryu

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Jameson Taillon makes his second start for the Yankees, Gio Urshela mans shortstop, and Gary Sánchez bats cleanup. Last night, the Yankees opened the series against the Toronto Blue Jays of Dunedin in a big way, as Gerrit Cole and Kyle Higashioka combined to dominate Toronto hitters and pitchers. Neither of them, however, will be playing today, so the Yankees will need contributions from literally anybody else, especially in the lineup. Cole’s former and once again teammate Jameson Taillon will make his second start as a member of the Yankees....
Pinstripe Alley Apr 11, 2021
Yankees 8, Rays 4: Can you smell what Rougned is cooking?

Yankees 8, Rays 4: Can you smell what Rougned is cooking?

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The newest Yankee had the game winning hit to steal a win in Tampa It was hard to think of a centering character for this recap. Gio Urshela had his best game of the young season. Gary Sánchez reached base three times. The Yankee bullpen was absolutely dominant, and Albert Abreu capped it off with a dominant 10th. There were lots of strong choices all around, but Rougned Odor gets the honor. The newest Yankee began his tenure in the Bronx with a weak, first pitch popout. He finished the game driving in the winning run in the 10th inning,...
Gio Urshela, fresh off needing a day to recover from COVID vaccine, propels Yankees to win over Rays

Gio Urshela, fresh off needing a day to recover from COVID vaccine, propels Yankees to win over Rays

Just two days after he was too weakened by the COVID-19 vaccine to play, Gio Urshela lifted the Yankees on his shoulders and helped them stave off the embarrassment of being swept by the Rays.
Pinstripe Alley Apr 11, 2021
The Yankees should have no reason to worry about Gio Urshela

The Yankees should have no reason to worry about Gio Urshela

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Despite Urshela’s cold start, there are reasons to believe he will be fine going forward. The 2021 MLB season is barely over a week old, so no stat line carries too much legitimacy at this point. The Yankees’ offense as a whole has been inconsistent, and third baseman Gio Urshela is among the bats that started the year somewhat cold. After Saturday’s game, Urshela has 6 hits in 26 at-bats, “good” for a .231/.259/.269 line, one walk and six strikeouts. Again, it’s extremely early, but that line pales in comparison with the...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 10, 2021
Yankees activate Rougned Odor as Aaron Judge returns to lineup

Yankees activate Rougned Odor as Aaron Judge returns to lineup

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Gio Urshela also returned, and Tyler Wade was optioned to the taxi squad. As the Yankees prepared for the second of their three-game set against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday afternoon, several questions swirled the team. Was Aaron Judge actually healthy? Was Gio Urshela over his post-COVID vaccine symptoms? When would Rougned Odor join the team, and how would they make room for him on the roster? What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? Well, after a minor bit of morning news, we now have the answers to all these...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 10, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/10/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/10/21

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Here’s your rundown for Saturday. Tough little stretch here for Yankees baseball. Not only have they suffered both a frustrating close loss and a lopsided loss, they’ve seen Aaron Judge felled by a mysterious bout of soreness and Gio Urshela sidelined after feeling some side effects from a COVID vaccine dose. As it goes with baseball, the games won’t stop, so they’ll have every chance to find some positive momentum. For today’s game, Domingo Germán will take the mound looking to put together a more consistent start than his first...
Call to the Pen Apr 9, 2021

New York Yankees: Gio Urshela sidelined with COVID vaccine side effects

The New York Yankees have done their part to get their players vaccinated, having numerous people in their traveling party, including players, vaccinated for COVID-19 before and after their game on Thursday. For the most part, those vaccines have not been an issue, with those players vaccinated ready to go. However, that was not the […] New York Yankees: Gio Urshela sidelined with COVID vaccine side effects - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Apr 9, 2021
Yankees place Gio Urshela on COVID injured list, recall Mike Ford

Yankees place Gio Urshela on COVID injured list, recall Mike Ford

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Urshela shouldn’t be out for long, but Ford will take his place in the meantime. Third baseman Gio Urshela was a late scratch from the Yankees’ lineup shortly before the start of their afternoon game against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Since Aaron Boone’s media availability had already ended, at first it seemed that we wouldn’t learn why Urshela was removed until after the contest. Fortunately, the Yankees quickly cleared this up, as Urshela is not injured in the traditional baseball sense — no oblique strains or back injuries here....

Gio Urshela goes on COVID-IL after reaction to the vaccine

Gio Urshela was scratched from the Yankees lineup about an hour before the game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Pinstripe Alley Apr 1, 2021
Yankees announce lineup for Opening Day 2021

Yankees announce lineup for Opening Day 2021

Dan Brink Hyun Jin Ryu has his work cut out for him. The big day is here. This afternoon, the Yankees will kick off the 2021 baseball season with a matinee against the Blue Jays. Hyun Jin Ryu will toe the rubber for Toronto, and he’ll have to contend with this impressive starting nine, which was just announced: DJ LeMahieu, 2B Aaron Judge, RF Aaron Hicks, CF Giancarlo Stanton, DH Gleyber Torres, SS Gio Urshela, 3B Gary Sánchez, C Jay Bruce, 1B Clint Frazier, LF Leading off is the defending batting champion (LeMahieu), followed by one of the most powerful hitters in...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 26, 2021
Yankees 2021 Season Preview: Gio Urshela

Yankees 2021 Season Preview: Gio Urshela

Photo by Jason Miller/ Can Urshela’s remarkable emergence continue into 2021? In 2019, Gio Urshela became the embodiment of the Yankees’ “Next Man Up” run of success. After Miguel Andújar went down early in the season, Urshela, who began as seemingly nothing more than Triple-A depth, eventually took over the third base roll and made it his own. In 132 games in 2019, Urshela hit .314/.355/.534 with 21 home runs, while making some highlight reel plays on defense, even if advanced analytics don’t grade him as a Gold Glover. Urshela showed out in a way that was...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 26, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/26/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/26/21

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Here’s your Friday rundown. Happy Friday everyone. We’ve made it to the end of the final work week without regular season baseball. In less than seven days, we’ll have real, honest to god baseball to watch every day. Unfortunately, tonight’s spring training game won’t be televised, but the rest of the Yankees’ exhibitions matchups will be, meaning this is the last time we’ll be unable to see the team play. On the site today, we continue to run through the last bits of season preview, as Matt goes over Gio Urshela’s upcoming season,...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 20, 2021
Yankees 1, Orioles 2: A Kingly effort with little support

Yankees 1, Orioles 2: A Kingly effort with little support

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Michael King fanned six in four innings, but the Yankees’ offense was quiet outside of a Gio Urshela homer. Some days you win, some days you lose, and some days, you actually get outpitched by the Baltimore Orioles. That’s what happened on Saturday night, as the Yankees fell to the O’s in Sarasota, 2-1. It’s annoying when the stars align like that, but when it’s in spring training and with a lineup that didn’t feature the likes of Aaron Judge and Luke Voit, it’s easy to shrug off. Michael King got the start and was...

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