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Pinstripe Alley May 17, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Kendrys Morales hits a bomb, Gio Urhsela delivers the win

Yankees Highlights: Kendrys Morales hits a bomb, Gio Urhsela delivers the win

This team, this team, this team. Remember 10 years ago when the Yankees refused to lose? How they won a bunch of games on walk-offs? Yeah. They’re doing that again. Tonight Gio Urshela — who else — completed the comeback. We’ll have a full recap shortly, but here are the highlights. Winner of the Game Down two runs in the ninth inning, the Yankees wasted little time mounting their comeback. A Luke Voit home run got things started. That turned into a bases loaded situation which then turned into a tie game, and before long, Urshela came to the plate with the chance to win the...
Pinstripe Alley May 17, 2019
Yankees mailbag: Anthony Rendon trade scenario, Luke Voit’s slump, and Joseph Harvey’s future

Yankees mailbag: Anthony Rendon trade scenario, Luke Voit’s slump, and Joseph Harvey’s future

The answers to your mailbag questions are in! The Miguel Andujar surgery decision took priority on the site this week, so we will have an abbreviated mailbag today. I’m giving three questions a try. If I didn’t get to yours, don’t feel discouraged. Another editor could get to it later this weekend! JordanB28 asks: Any chance the Yankees make a run at Anthony Rendon should he hit the market? The Yankees seem to have a ready-made replacement for Andujar in Gio Urshela. There are even signs that changes he made at the plate are sustainable, as explained by Mike Petriello. Now should...
Pinstripe Alley May 15, 2019
Yankees Highlights: New York celebrates Gleyber Day with doubleheader sweep

Yankees Highlights: New York celebrates Gleyber Day with doubleheader sweep

Yankees sweep the doubleheader and the rain-shortened series! After a few rainy days off, the Yankees were back at it today with a doubleheader against the Orioles. The first game turned into an impromptu home run derby that the Bombers won, thanks in part to Gleyber Torres’ two home runs. They followed that up with another win tonight, sweeping the doubleheader. Winner of the Game Who knew that Gleyber Day was a random Wednesday in May? Not only did Torres show up with two solo shots in the first game of the day, but he homered again in the second game. Luke Voit also deserves...
Pinstripe Alley May 14, 2019
Why do the Yankees keep getting hit by pitches?

Why do the Yankees keep getting hit by pitches?

The team is on pace to blow past last year’s mark of hit-by-pitches. What’s going on? Saturday’s loss to the Rays was an event in more ways than one. Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez were both hit, in the same inning no less, by Yonny Chirinos. The previous game, Gleyber Torres was hit by Casey Sadler, and it bruised the young shortstop enough that he sat out Sunday’s finale in Tampa. I’ll admit that I have been paying more attention to Yankee hit-by-pitches after what happened to Aaron Judge last year, and it sure has felt like the Yankees have been nailed more than previous seasons....
Tampa Bay Times May 12, 2019
Rays' Cash on Yankees' plunking outrage: Chirinos 'obviously' wasn't trying to hit Voit in tied game Saturday.

Rays' Cash on Yankees' plunking outrage: Chirinos 'obviously' wasn't trying to hit Voit in tied game Saturday.

TAMPA -- When Yonny Chirinos plunked Yankees first baseman Luke Voit in the sixth inning Saturday night after allowing a home run to the previous batter, the Yankees dugout erupted, with veteran left-hander CC Sabathia leading the yelling.On Sunday, before the Rays and Yankees
Pinstripe Alley May 10, 2019
Gio Urshela, bullpen lead Yankees to 4-3 victory over Rays

Gio Urshela, bullpen lead Yankees to 4-3 victory over Rays

The Yankees are just a half-game back of first place in the American League East. Though the Yankees are in the midst of a generally successful 2019 season in spite of a rash of injuries, something didn’t seem quite right about sitting in second place in the division behind the Tampa Bay Rays. In the teams’ first matchup of the season, the Yankees set the record straight and cut the division gap down to just half a game with a 4-3 win. The Yankees got off to a fast start against Rays hurler Tyler Glasnow. After DJ LeMahieu reached on an error, Luke Voit walked, and Gary Sanchez singled....
Pinstripe Alley May 10, 2019
In the battle of good versus evil, Luke Voit topples Evil Luke Voit

In the battle of good versus evil, Luke Voit topples Evil Luke Voit

The inaugural episode of the new Pinstripe Alley podcast hits everything from best play of the week to whether or not Tommy Kahnle’s success is Red Bull-dependent In the inaugural episode of Monument Talk, the new Yankees podcast from SB Nation and Pinstripe Alley, hosts Kenny Crocker and Matt Demayo discuss Yusei Kikuchi’s possible pine tar situation (0:41), Domingo German as the ace (2:30), and the ground-breaking Taco Bell window at the Dugout across from the Stadium (8:06). The hosts then move on to handing out the weekly awards, leading off with the “Big Bastad” Award (17:20),...
Pinstripe Alley May 9, 2019
How can the Yankees optimize the DH position?

How can the Yankees optimize the DH position?

The Yankees have a lot of options for the DH spot, but who should Aaron Boone deploy? It’s no secret that the Yankees, when at full strength or close to it, have a number of players that many teams would view as a DH-first option. Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Luke Voit, and Miguel Andujar all stand out for their offensive skills and not their defense. However, defense isn’t the only factor MLB managers consider when they fill out their lineup card. The DH spot is used to give a pseudo rest day, help a player manage an injury, or even provide a mental vacation for a player that...
Pinstripe Alley May 7, 2019
An unlikely Yankee just made history

An unlikely Yankee just made history

Perhaps we should stop allowing ourselves to be surprised at what the players on this team can do. When the Yankees acquired Luke Voit and international bonus slot money from St. Louis last summer for a pair of fringe pitchers, many believed that the cash was the best part of the deal. No one gave it a second thought when — after a brief and inauspicious Bronx debut — Voit was demoted to Triple-A. He seemed a different player after getting recalled a short time later, though. Voit exploded down the stretch to help the Yankees lock up their playoff spot, evoking memories of Shane Spencer...
Pinstripe Alley May 6, 2019
Yankees Highlights: The Thairo Estrada game

Yankees Highlights: The Thairo Estrada game

What a nice way to start the series! It was a battle of former aces tonight, and the Yankees and CC Sabathia came out on top. The game didn’t quite turn into the blowout that it looked like it would early, but the Bombers had enough of a lead to keep Seattle at bay. Winner of the Game The Yankees wasted no time getting to Felix Hernandez. Luke Voit kicked things off with two-run bomb, Brett Gardner hit a solo shot, and Thairo Estrada launched his first big league home run. The rookie’s homer was so unexpected that John Sterling didn’t even have a home run call prepared. When Paul...
Pinstripe Alley May 5, 2019
The Yankees and their broadcasters can do more to educate their fans

The Yankees and their broadcasters can do more to educate their fans

Baseball’s most analytically-driven organization doesn’t do enough to present the game to their fans in a modern fashion. The New York Yankees are arguably the most analytically-driven organization in sports. They invest the most in personnel, their extensive video library, and high-tech measuring and calibrating equipment. This focus on the cutting edge of modern analytics has yielded success stories like Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks and Luke Voit, cornerstones of this group of Yankee players. Yet there remains a disconnect between the philosophical approach of the team and their...
Pinstripe Alley May 1, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Luke Voit homers, Aaron Boone ejected in loss

Yankees Highlights: Luke Voit homers, Aaron Boone ejected in loss

It’s time to head home. The Arizona series didn’t go as planned, did it? For the first time in a while the lineup showed that it consisted of several replacement players. They did their job admirably, but it’s going to be a relief when the stars return. Winner of the Game Luke Voit’s on-base streak remained in tact on Wednesday afternoon. The first baseman has reached safely in 41 consecutive games dating back to last September. Today he lifted a solo homer and drew a walk. If he reaches safely on Friday, he will tie Mark Teixeira and Bernie Williams at 42. That’s pretty good...
Pinstripe Alley May 1, 2019
Yankees Pros and Cons: April edition

Yankees Pros and Cons: April edition

Despite injuries, the Yankees piled up wins in April. Welcome to Yankees Pros and Cons, a monthly column at Pinstripe Alley! Each month we look over the roster and point out players who either impressed or underperformed. For organizing purposes, this post will cover both March and April. The early season threw obstacle after obstacle in the Yankees’ way, yet the team managed to run up a 17-12 record. These players represented the highs and lows of the first part of the year. Pro: Luke Voit Voit wasted little time in showing that last season wasn’t an anomaly. He hit the team’s...
SNY TV May 1, 2019

It's no longer an experiment for the Yankees with Luke Voit

A low-risk chance by the Yankees last season has paid major dividends as Luke Voit is carrying the depleted Yankees and is entrenched at first base.
Redbird Rants Apr 29, 2019

St. Louis Cardinals: Voit showing he’s not a F-Luke

Hometown kid Luke Voit was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals at the August trade deadline last year after only 11 at-bats in 2018 for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. It just didn’t seem like he was going to have a role on the Cardinals, so the team opted to send him to New York. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Voit showing he’s not a F-Luke - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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