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Pinstripe Alley 4 hours ago
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/2/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/2/22

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The final Sunday of the regular season. We’ve come to the final Sunday of the regular season. All pennant race drama, at least as it pertains to the Yankees, has been removed for the season’s finishing kick, though the drama around Aaron Judge’s chase for 62 is kicking up. He’s got just five chances (in four days) to set the AL record for homers, but opposing pitchers aren’t playing along. Judge will likely do it if his opponents give him a shot, but there’s not much he can do with the bat on his shoulder. On the site today, Estevão...
Pinstripe Alley 4 hours ago
NYY news: Is this the end for Britton?

NYY news: Is this the end for Britton?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Britton’s season is over; Jacob Barnes up to fill void in the bullpen; Germán ready for whatever role comes his way. New York Post | Greg Joyce: Zack Britton worked his tail off to get back to the majors in the hopes of contributing to some postseason success for the Yankees, but unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be. After a disastrous appearance on Friday night ended with Britton walking off the field with the team trainer, he has been put on the 60-day IL with shoulder fatigue, effectively ending both his season and his Yankees...
Pinstripe Alley 17 hours ago
Yankees 8, Orioles 0: Nestor dominates, hitters punish O’s

Yankees 8, Orioles 0: Nestor dominates, hitters punish O’s

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports No home run for Judge, but the other hitters made the pitchers pay. Yankees lefty Nestor Cortes made his final start of the regular season today, and it was one to remember. He overwhelmed Baltimore, allowing only a single hit and striking out 12 batters. (See you in the playoffs, Nestor.) Aaron Judge might have missed his chance at No. 62 while getting pitched around once more, but the other batters around him had a banner day. It was all enough to fell the newly-eliminated O’s, 8-0, in a win that was never in doubt. Judge trotted out...
Nestor Cortes puts on a show as Yankees rout Orioles; Aaron Judge still stuck on No. 61

Nestor Cortes puts on a show as Yankees rout Orioles; Aaron Judge still stuck on No. 61

The Yankees (97-60) won their 10th game out of their last 12. It was their 16th shutout of the season.
Zack Britton can’t make it all the way back to help Yankees in the playoffs

Zack Britton can’t make it all the way back to help Yankees in the playoffs

The left-hander who exited Friday night’s game with “arm fatigue” was placed on the injured list Saturday and likely will not pitch for the Yankees again.
Pinstripe Alley 21 hours ago
NYY vs. BAL: Nestor Cortes vs. Austin Voth

NYY vs. BAL: Nestor Cortes vs. Austin Voth

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The division rivals face off again on a rainy day. The loss last night ended up setting the scene for that incredible Mariners walk-off home run to end their record postseason drought, so it’s hard to be too mad, right? That Cal Raleigh homer did end the Orioles’ long-shot chance at the postseason, but this is still an incredible season for them. Fortunately for the Yankees, this all means that the only real stakes for today are if the Yankees can avoid any more injuries — and if Aaron Judge can hit his 62nd home run. Nestor Cortes...
Pinstripe Alley 21 hours ago
Zack Britton to 60-day IL; Jacob Barnes activated

Zack Britton to 60-day IL; Jacob Barnes activated

Photo by Elsa/ The lefty’s post-Tommy John playoff roster bid is over. When Zack Britton went down in August 2021 with a torn UCL and Tommy John surgery on his docket, he was hopeful that he could work his way back to the majors in time for the 2022 playoffs. To his credit, the former All-Star endured the grueling rehab, and after eight appearances in the minors, the Yankees were ready to give him a shot with expanded rosters for the final month. Britton was activated on September 22nd, completing a comeback worthy of praise. Sadly, it now seems like Britton tried to...
Pinstripe Alley 23 hours ago
IKF and the mark of a turnaround

IKF and the mark of a turnaround

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via IKF has played surprisingly well in the last month, so what can the Yankees make of it? It’s no secret that a lot of criticism has been pointed in Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s direction over the course of the season. Among the Yankees’ fanbase, he can often be seen as a woeful placeholder for the more heralded prospects (like Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe). This sentiment has not gone away as the season has progressed, and has even been reinforced by his relatively middling triple stat line of .263/.315/.331 with a fairly poor wRC+ of...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 1, 2022
Rivalry Roundup: Mariners, Rays clinch playoff spots

Rivalry Roundup: Mariners, Rays clinch playoff spots

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Recapping how the Yankees’ top AL opponents fared on September 30th. There was nothing to report from last night in the Bronx on the Yankees except for muttering about Aaron Judge and some relief pitcher injuries here and there. No. 62 will have to wait for today at the earliest, and the Orioles remained alive by beating the Yankees, 2-1. It was ultimately just a stay of execution, as they were eliminated later in the night. Here’s what happened elsewhere in the American League. Seattle Mariners 2 (86-70), Oakland Athletics 1...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 1, 2022
The Aaron Judge Home Run Tracker: Game 156

The Aaron Judge Home Run Tracker: Game 156

Dan Brink No dice for Judge in Game 156 ... or for anyone else, actually. Welcome back to the Aaron Judge Home Run Record Tracker! We’re taking a daily look at where Aaron Judge’s monster season tracks compared to some of the other historic single-season home run leaders in anticipation of Judge potentially joining their ranks. We’ll be going by Team Game because not every player’s seasons were in sync with the calendar days and everyone didn’t play all of the team’s games, which makes this our universal standard. Let’s run through Game 156: Aaron Judge...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 1, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/1/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/1/22

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Will No. 62 come today? Will the Yankees even play today? Who’s to say? Last night wasn’t super fun at Yankee Stadium, as Aaron Judge was pitched around and held homerless while the Yankees’ offense could only manage a solo short porch special by Oswaldo Cabrera in a 2-1 loss in Baltimore. But hey, the nice thing about clinching the division earlier in the week is that I don’t really care! Giancarlo Stanton’s continued struggles at bat and the status of both Zack Britton and Clay Holmes are concerning for sure, but I will take those...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 1, 2022
NYY News: Clay Holmes shut down until playoffs

NYY News: Clay Holmes shut down until playoffs

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Holmes won’t pitch until ALDS at earliest; Britton pulled with elbow fatigue; Judge trying to match Teddy Ballgame; Ranking Judge’s suitors; Carpenter takes BP; Trailblazer Héctor López passes away; Home ticket prices surge CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: The Yankees bullpen seemed to be finding some solid footing in recent weeks, but it will be missing at least one notable arm for the rest of the regular season. Aaron Boone revealed that Clay Holmes would likely be shut down with shoulder issue he had been dealing with for a while. This is likely...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 30, 2022
Yankees 1, O’s 2: Baltimore stays alive, keeps Judge, Yanks in check

Yankees 1, O’s 2: Baltimore stays alive, keeps Judge, Yanks in check

Photo by Al Bello/ Orioles pitching walked Judge twice, but mostly quieted the New York bats as they downed the Yankees. As a team, the Yankees didn’t exactly have a ton to play for other than just adding another win to the total. They’ve already locked up the division, a first-round playoff bye, and only had a minuscule chance of catching the Astros for the best record in the American League. On the other hand, Aaron Judge’s quest for a 62nd home run was still very much alive as he entered Friday night’s matchup against the Orioles. Well, not only did Judge not...
Aaron Judge stays at 61 homers as Yankees fall to Orioles

Aaron Judge stays at 61 homers as Yankees fall to Orioles

The Yankees have plenty of question marks about their playoff roster makeup that they need to figure out over this final regular-season series at the Stadium and the four games in Texas.
Yankees Notebook: Michael King gets good news

Yankees Notebook: Michael King gets good news

While King is out for the rest of this season as the bones heal with the reinforcements put into his elbow, it does mean he should be back to normal by spring training.

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    Aaron Judge

    Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/2/22

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    Nestor Cortes puts on a show as Yankees rout Orioles; Aaron Judge still stuck on No. 61

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    Zack Britton

    NYY news: Is this the end for Britton?

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    Isiah Kiner-Falefa

    IKF and the mark of a turnaround

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    Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole ties Ron Guidry’s all-time Yankees strikeout record in 8-3 win over Blue Jays on historic night

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