10:01 AM EDT, Thu July 07, 2022
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Rivalry Roundup: Twins lose after five blown five leads in Chicago

Rivalry Roundup: Twins lose after five blown five leads in Chicago

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Recapping how the Yankees’ top AL opponents fared on July 6th. The Yankees went from snoozing through two and a half games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh to running buckwild on the hapless Pirates. They went from 2 runs in their last 24 innings to 16 in their next 5. Yes, the final six runs came off an infielder just trying to survive out there, but if that’s what it took to reboot the offense’s router ahead of a four-game set in Boston, then we’ll take it. That’s just the mini-Yankees recap though. Here’s how their top rivals fared...
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Yankees prospects: Schmidt, Bird propel Scranton

Yankees prospects: Schmidt, Bird propel Scranton

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from July 6th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W, 4-2 at Worcester Red Sox CF Tim Locastro 0-2, 2 BB, KSS Oswald Peraza 0-4, BB, 2 K, SBRF Jake Bauers 1-4, 2 RBI, BB, K3B Phillip Evans 2-3, 2 BB, K1B Greg Bird 2-5, 2 K2B José Peraza 0-4, RBI, 2 KLF Chris Owings 1-4, 3 KDH Armando Alvarez 1-3, BB, 2 K, CSC David Freitas 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, K Clarke Schmidt 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HRVinny Nittoli 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (win)Shane Greene 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (hold)Greg Weissert 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R,...
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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/7/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/7/22

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Your program as we head to Boston. The Yankees roared to life last night, thankfully after a couple of sleepy offensive performances in their previous two games. They’ll have to stay sharp, as they pack up in Pittsburgh and head straight to Boston. The complexion of Boston’s season has changed radically the last several weeks, with the Red Sox turning it around after a slow start and running a 34-17 record since May 11th. The Yankees took two of three from the Sox in the season’s opening series, but the two haven’t faced off...
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NYY News: #NoRegrets from Hal Steinbrenner

NYY News: #NoRegrets from Hal Steinbrenner

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Hal Steinbrenner plays coy; How Clay Holmes learned to stop worrying and love the sinker; Another pitching prospect steps up; Rachel Balkovec reflects on start of trailblazing career. SI.com | Pat Ragazzo: On Wednesday afternoon, Hal Steinbrenner held a Zoom conference call with members of the media in which he addressed a number of topics, including Joey Gallo’s struggles, Brian Cashman’s expiring contract, the decision to not sign a shortstop, and more. The most attention, however, has to go to his comments on the Aaron Judge contract...
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Yankees 16, Pirates 0: From shutout ball to bombs away

Yankees 16, Pirates 0: From shutout ball to bombs away

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports A scoreless game in the fifth delayed by rain turned in a 16-0 final. That’s one way for the offense to make a statement. The Yankees’ offense has been running hot and cold the past few weeks. They dropped 13 runs on Houston in their two wins and scored just a pair of runs total in their three losses, and most recently, they plated 19 runs in Cleveland during a Saturday doubleheader before getting blanked on one measly hit the next day. After being held to two runs in a series-opening loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the...
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NYY @ PIT: Luis Severino vs. Mitch Keller

NYY @ PIT: Luis Severino vs. Mitch Keller

Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via Get the offense back on track and take the two-game split. The Yankees were fairly lifeless last night in Pittsburgh, when they stranded a boatload of runners, gave up a couple long balls, and fell, 5-2. This is a very odd Pirates ballclub, one which currently has losing records against the dismal Reds and Tigers, but is also 5-1 against the Dodgers. The Yankees are experiencing the Dodgers’ annoyance at the moment; let’s hope that New York limits the frustration to just the one loss. Luis Severino gets the ball tonight,...
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Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Giancarlo Stanton (6/29)

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Giancarlo Stanton (6/29)

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Cole Irvin put Stanton in the driver’s seat in this at-bat. The Yankees‘ matchup against Cole Irvin last Wednesday was an interesting one. He has been a good pitcher for the better part of two seasons now and I was intrigued to see how he would approach attacking the middle of the Yankees’ lineup. During the bottom of the first three innings, he was insistent on pounding his low-90s fastball against Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. To no surprise, the tactic didn’t work against Judge. On the fourth consecutive fastball in...
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On Joey Gallo and readjusting your priors

On Joey Gallo and readjusting your priors

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports It’s time to consider the fact that Joey Gallo doesn’t simply need more time to work things out. It’s not happening. Sample size rules all in today’s game. As a baseball community, we have been wired in recent years that we can’t understand what a player’s true ability is without a large sample size of games. By “large,” I mean a near-season and a half worth of games. If you can’t already tell, I’m alluding to an argument around Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo. When the Yanks acquired Gallo, I was ecstatic about his fit in...
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PSA Community Poll: 2022 AL All-Star Starters

PSA Community Poll: 2022 AL All-Star Starters

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Who do you think the fans should send to Los Angeles for this year’s All-Star Game? Yesterday, Phase 2 of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game Ballot opened up, with the top two vote-getters at each position (five for outfielders) advancing to the run-off election that will close on Friday afternoon at 1:59 pm ET, with the results announced on ESPN five hours later. Unlike the first round, in which you could vote five times per day, fans are limited to just a single vote every 24 hours. Before you head on over to the official ballot to cast your daily...
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Yankees potential trade partner: Detroit Tigers

Yankees potential trade partner: Detroit Tigers

Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports The Tigers have floundered in 2022, and will look to move veterans at the deadline. What do they have to offer the Bombers? When it comes to profiling sellers on the trade market, it helps for the rebuilding team in question to have a star nearing free agency. That kind of scenario typically makes the process of finding a trade easier; the bad team has something that all the good teams want, and with the star possibly on his way out the door, the club has some incentive to get something in return while they can. But when a selling team...
Jul 6, 2022
The Yankees’ internal alternatives to the struggling Joey Gallo

The Yankees’ internal alternatives to the struggling Joey Gallo

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Gallo has been especially awful in recent weeks. The Yankees will scan the trade market for a replacement, but in the short-term, they have in-house options as well. For a brief time in June, it seemed like Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo was about to break out of his season-long funk. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, and one has to wonder how long the Yanks will keep sticking with him until he figures things out before pursuing an alternative solution. The trade deadline is in a few weeks and the Yankees are on the market. However,...
Jul 6, 2022
Rivalry Roundup: Rays, Astros win, I am sad

Rivalry Roundup: Rays, Astros win, I am sad

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports I don’t like these teams and yet, they managed to make it work. We started off on the wrong foot last night because the Yankees lost, and that always leaves you feeling less-than-great about the night in baseball. New York came into Pittsburgh against a not-great Pirates team and looked pretty flat, dropping game one of this two-match set, 5-2. On top of that, though, both the Rays and the Astros were able to pull off wins last night, as though the baseball gods were conspiring against me personally. It wouldn’t be the first time. Keep...
Jul 6, 2022
Yankees Prospects: Week 13 minor league review

Yankees Prospects: Week 13 minor league review

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Estevan Florial had an amazing week and Triple-A Scranton is playing its best baseball of the season. Over the last week, Yankees affiliates won three and tied one of their series. After struggling for most of the season, Triple-A Scranton has taken off in the past month behind the play of some of the most notable prospects on the roster. Across the system, the pitching continues to be a strength as several pitchers recently turned in their best performances of the season. The Yankees also are seeing players returning to action, as Domingo Germán...
Jul 6, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/6/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/6/22

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ After one more game in Pittsburgh, it’s on to Beantown. I’ll be honest: I did not see any of the Yankees’ 5-2 loss to the Pirates last night. I was at a trivia event and not looking at my phone much at all, and no, that didn’t result in victory either. Oh well. At least I got to avoid watching the Yankees struggle to score runs against Literally the Pirates. Hopefully they’ll fare better tonight, when I will be watching. Today on the site, Dan will run through the past week of minor league action and Josh will review how the...
Jul 6, 2022
NYY News: Players held “closed-door” meeting in March

NYY News: Players held “closed-door” meeting in March

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Rizzo scratched with back tightness; Players had “closed-door” meeting in March; Wells promoted to Double-A; A-Rod gives odds on Judge contract situation; Could Yanks trade for a former player? NY Post | Dan Martin: Anthony Rizzo was scratched less than an hour before first pitch in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night due to lower back stiffness. The first baseman was on fire over his last five games, blasting three homers and recording an OPS of 1.181 during that span. Rizzo has 22 home runs on the season, tied for the fourth-most in Major League...