Pinstripe Alley: for New York Yankees fans podcast

Pinstripe Alley: for New York Yankees fans

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    SB Nation's MLB AL Playoff Preview - Presented by T-Mobile

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    Talent from all around SB Nation come together to preview the MLB AL Playoffs as John Stolnis, Ashley MacLennon and Andrew Mearns debate all the biggest topics and make their predictions! Presented by T-Mobile Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 146: Wild Card Showdown in Beantown

    34:48

    The Yankees did not make it easy. Oh sure, they looked like they might wrap up a Wild Card spot in due time after taking five of six on the road from the division rival Red Sox and Blue Jays. Then, they ran into the Tampa Bay buzzsaw and narrowly avoided a tiebreaker by winning, 1-0, on the season's final day -- thanks in no small part to the pitching staff and Aaron Judge's timely infield single. Now, they'll head right back to Boston for one more game at Fenway Park. With Kunj away, Matt Provenzano filled in again and joined Andrew to both look back on the hectic final week and preview the Wild Card showdown. Gerrit Cole will stare down the Red Sox as the Yankees' offense does its best to mimic its most recent performance against Nathan Eovaldi (and not the previous domination). Will Cole's hamstring cause problems again? Will the offense show up after a tough final series while also being down DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit? If there's anything that the 2021 Yankees have proved to be true, it's that anything can happen. All we can do is roll the dice and hope that the season's still alive on Thursday at Tropicana Field. (Oh, and we can also do the Yankee & Mitre of the Week. As always.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 145: Big G and the Frantic Finish

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    Leave it to the Yankees to wring every last bit of drama out of this wayward 2021 season. A week after looking so uninspiring against Baltimore and Cleveland that Andrew and Kunj were close to writing them off, they’ve roped 'em back in with consecutive sweeps of the Rangers at home (yawn) and the Red Sox at Fenway (wait, what?). Giancarlo Stanton went berserk in Boston and suddenly, the Yankees are in the driver’s seat of the AL Wild Card race. Of course, for as good as the offense and bullpen look right now, this final week won’t be easy. New York faces a tougher schedule than its Wild Card foes and will be tested by the Blue Jays and Rays as 2021 draws to a close. The days ahead are still daunting, but at least the Fenway sweep made the outlook brighter. Other topics beyond the zany pennant race include Gleyber Torres’ resurgence, Jameson Taillon and Jonathan Loáisiga’s pending returns, Aaron Judge’s gross pinky dislocation, and Luis Severino just bringing a damn smile to the co-hosts' faces. There’s all that and as always, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 144: More Missed Opportunities

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    Last week, when we saw that the Yankees had Baltimore on Cleveland on deck, we said that with tougher opponents awaiting them at the end of 2021, the Bombers had to capitalize. Instead, they blew a golden opportunity to sweep the O's (dropping their eighth game of the season to the 102-loss team) and got pummeled by Cleveland at home on back-to-back afternoons. Yeah, this isn't going to be a very happy podcast. There's much to grumble about! The offense again made several pitchers look a lot better than they were, the defense was sloppy, and the pitching absolutely melted down over the weekend. This kind of play at this point in the season against these teams is unacceptable, and there are only so many ways that we can say that. It's an indictment on both Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman as well. Other topics include the majesty of Néstor Cortes Jr., the Wild Card competition, Luis Severino's return, Miguel Andújar's sudden appearance in Triple-A, and, of course, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 143: Surviving September

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    It's been a weird, rough stretch for the Yankees since their 13-game winning streak, but Kunj was fortunate enough to miss most of it while on vacation. He returned on Saturday though, and what do you know! It coincided with a Yankees victory to snap the seven-game losing streak. Maybe they were just sad without him. In all seriousness, the Wild Card race has grown much tighter and on Monday morning, the Yankees were out of a playoff spot for the first time in a month. They're back in it now, but remain neck-and-neck-and-neck with the Blue Jays and Red Sox as they trudge on through their run of 20 games in 20 days. The pitching staff still looks tired, Gleyber Torres isn't a shortstop anymore, and we're all just trying to hang in there. But hey, the Yankees have now won three of the last four games. Hope springs eternal! Other topics discussed aside from the playoff race include Jameson Taillon's injury, Domingo Germán and Luis Severino's possible returns (again), a possible farewell to Clint Fraazier, a glimpse at the up-and-down schedule ahead, and Kunj's post-vacation B-Ref WAR update. Oh, and of course, a not-so-modest Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 142: Jeter to Hall, Yankees to Hell

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    As noted on last week’s podcast, Kunj is on the other side of the world this week and avoiding Yankees baseball while soaking up the sun. That turned out to be a blissful plan, as he’s missed a disastrous pair of series between the weekend loss to the Orioles and the current Blue Jays bludgeoning. The Yankees have already lost their Wild Card lead on Boston and will be a mere half-game in front of Toronto if they don’t rally to avoid a four-game sweep today. Not content to suffer alone, Andrew roped former Beyond the Box Score editor and PSA scribe Matt Provenzano into discussing the frustrating past week with him. (He's clearly quite kind.) The two talked through the Yankees’ slump, from the suddenly-sputtering bats to the pitching staff that’s just trying to hang in there. The bullpen’s gassed, and that’s not helping matters one bit. A constant theme of the episode touched on the Yankees perhaps facing a crossroads in the near-future with all the names on paper failing to live up the resumes. It’s tough stretch. In lieu of the “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment though, Andrew and Matt turned to the bright side “Met a Hall of Famer.” Derek Jeter was enshrined in Cooperstown yesterday, so they took the opportunity to talk about the ceremony a bit before playing armchair psychologist on why some fans dig their heels in on the idea that Jeter “wasn’t good, actually.” The hottest takes are rarely correct. At the end, they wrap up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week, and boy, were there not many candidates for the former. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 141: Never Trust the West Coast

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    We were fooled. We thought that maybe -- just to mix things up -- the Yankees would have a good West Coast trip. They even started strong, extending their winning streak in 60 years to 13 games with back-to-back victories in Oakland. Then ... they looked completely lost for four days in a row against the A's and Angels. Oof. Andrew and Kunj try to strike the balance between optimism & realism about the Yankees' most recent stretch (recorded prior to Gerrit Cole's dominance last night), while looking in on some of what went wrong. Corey Kluber's still working out the kinks, Jameson Taillon might be fatigued, and Gio Urshela is getting accustomed to playing again, too. Let's just hope that his latest snafu doesn't look worse, post-MRI. At least Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are still raking. The co-hosts also took a look at the Yankees' upcoming schedule and the current playoff race, which has New York perhaps too far back of Tampa Bay to worry much about the AL East, and the Red Sox going through a shaky week as well amid Wild Card contention. Time constraints prevented the standard "Meet a Baby Bomber" segment, but don't worry: there was no missing the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 140: “This Winning Streak Goes to 11”

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    The Yankees simply haven't stopped winning since the last time Andrew and Kunj sat down to record a podcast. A solid five-game winning streak has bloomed into the club's longest such run in 36 years: 11 victories in a row. The Red Sox, Twins, and Braves have been swept aside, and the Bombers now have a three-game lead in the first Wild Card spot. Although it's annoying that the Rays keep winning as well, that will play! The streak's latest highlights are the main discussion points, including *outfielder* Giancarlo Stanton doing spectacular work, hometown hero Andrew Velazquez's moment in the spotlight, and even Andrew Heaney coming up with a big start. Don't worry though, we still have time to wring our hands about Aroldis Chapman's latest struggles and Zack Britton's season perhaps being done. At least Gio Urshela is coming back today in Oakland. Later on, the co-hosts wrap up the show with "Meet a Baby Bomber" segments on the wonderfully-named Ocean Gabonia and no-hit artist Sean Boyle, and as always, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 139: The Wild Card-Leading Yankees — Really!

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    On July 5th, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox by 10.5 games. It's now August 19th, and after six and a half weeks, the Bombers have finally caught 'em and now lead the American League Wild Card race. It's been a little over a week since Andrew and Kunj's last podcast, so they went long on the wacky Royals series, the Field of Dreams Game and far-more-successful sojourn to Chicago, the make-up victory over the Angels, and of course, the sweep of the Red Sox. There have been some frustrating games here and there and the Yankees haven't made it easy, but it's nice to revel in a winning streak! When even Tyler Wade is on an over-.400 run, then you know things are going quite nicely. The show does have injury news to go over, though thankfully, it's more on the side of activations than setbacks. Gerrit Cole, Jordan Montgomery, Gary Sánchez, Anthony Rizzo, and Aroldis Chapman. More reinforcements could be soon to follow, though the co-hosts do send their best wishes out to Clint Frazier and Luis Severino, who now don't seem likely to return. Alas. The "Meet a Baby Bomber" segment stops in with Kyle Holder and Isaiah Pasteur, and Andrew and Kunj wrap up as always with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. PS: Someone help Kevin Costner with his wardrobe. Kunj is begging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 138: One Gil of a Rookie

    42:23

    Andrew and Kunj discuss a promising 5-2 week of Yankees baseball that featured some pretty great games bookended by a couple frustrating ones. On the bright side, they mostly took of business with Baltimore before nabbing three of four from the Wild Card rival Mariners over the weekend. They were legitimately fun wins! The team is doing as much as it can to hang in the race despite setbacks elsewhere, and rookie Luis Gil has been key to that excitement in the past week. Speaking of those setbacks, the Yankees lost even more players due to COVID positives and injury. Down went Gary Sánchez and Anthony Rizzo, joining Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery on the COVID-IL. Down went Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres to standard baseball nicks and bruises. The episode was recorded when the Yankees still thought that Gio Urshela's return was imminent, but now that's pushed back as well. Joy. Nonetheless, the Yankees are hanging in there, and while the rehab is understandably slow, there could be help on the horizon. Urshela's delay shouldn't be long and both Luis Severino and Corey Kluber are in the midst of rehab assignments. Fingers crossed that they go well and that those afflicted by COVID recover soon. As always, the co-hosts end the show with "Meet a Baby Bomber," in which we meet the rookie reliever duo of Stephen Ridings and Brody Koerner, and then wrap up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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