11:02 PM EDT, Fri April 16, 2021
Newsday 2 hours ago

Nick Nelson has tough night as opener for Yankees before Michael King keeps things close vs. Rays

Nelson was particularly hittable Friday and didn't quite serve as the ideal bridge to Michael King, who was slated to be the day's "bulk man."
Jordan Montgomery doesn’t think tensions are high between Yankees and Rays

Jordan Montgomery doesn’t think tensions are high between Yankees and Rays

“I think we’re just two competitive teams,” Jordan Montgomery said Friday before the Yankees-Rays game at the Stadium.
Pinstripe Alley 4 hours ago
NYY vs. TBR: Nick Nelson vs. Michael Wacha

NYY vs. TBR: Nick Nelson vs. Michael Wacha

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Expect some combination of Nick Nelson and Michael King in a likely bullpen game for the Yankees series opener against the Rays The Yankees take on the Rays in the series opener tonight, looking to avenge the 2-1 series loss at the hands of the filter-feeders. The Bombers avoided the complete embarrassment of a sweep in the first series against the Rays at The Trop, and with their opponents having dropped three of four to the lowly Rangers this week, the New York outfit could be catching them at the opportune moment. Nothing is a guarantee against...
Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
Looking back at the Yankees’ no-hitters

Looking back at the Yankees’ no-hitters

Photo by Focus on Sport via The pitchers who’ve thrown a no-no in pinstripes are an eclectic bunch. As far as impressive feats in sports go, throwing a no-hitter is unique. For a pitcher, throwing one is rare and difficult to achieve, but unlike other baseball accomplishments—say, winning the home run derby, or hitting safely in 56 consecutive games—it is not an individual effort. The feat requires teammates to support the pitcher every step of the way (and the umpire to make the correct calls). And unlike other special achievements in baseball, no-hitters are...
Newsday 6 hours ago

Amazon taking next big step in live sports market with its first Yankees broadcast on Sunday

Amazon merely will offer an alternative way of watching games that already are on free television, at least for people who are within YES' New York-area footprint.
rssfeeds.lohud.com 7 hours ago
New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays announce Friday night lineups

New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays announce Friday night lineups

Michael Wacha (0-1, 7.00) will start for the Rays, while the Yankees will go with Nick Nelson (0-1, 9.00).       
Pinstripe Alley 8 hours ago
The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Jay Bruce isn’t getting the job done, and the Bombers should give their longtime minor league slugger a chance. The New York Yankees have been playing Jay Bruce at first base since the start of the season. The former outfielder is filling in for Luke Voit, who is expected to return in May as he recovers from a partially torn meniscus. However, the Bruce experiment has been far from smooth. There are plays where he hasn’t looked like a natural, like an MLB first baseman. And hey, it’s not his fault! His primary position is...
Pinstripe Alley 9 hours ago
Where does Gerrit Cole’s start rank in Yankees history?

Where does Gerrit Cole’s start rank in Yankees history?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Here are the best five season starts by a Yankees pitcher. Everyone involved with the Yankees has reveled in watching Gerrit Cole do Gerrit Cole things over his first three starts of 2021. His performances have been both exciting to watch and a welcome respite from what’s been an otherwise sluggish start for the Yankees on a team level. His early dominance has been widely noted and discussed, but while taking in his latest outing, I started to wonder about just how historic his start has been. Have Cole’s first three starts to the 2021...
Pinstripe Alley 10 hours ago
Yankees recall Michael King, will follow Nick Nelson

Yankees recall Michael King, will follow Nick Nelson

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The team announced their pitching plans for tonight’s bullpen game. Aaron Boone announced the Yankees’ pitching plans earlier today, stating that Nick Nelson will open tonight’s game against the Rays. The Yankees also announced that they had recalled Michael King from their alternate site. King will follow Nelson, presumably after the latter has thrown an inning or two. This clarifies the team’s designs for their rotation for the next week. Jordan Montgomery would have been on line to start the series opener, but the Yankees have said they...
Pinstripe Alley 12 hours ago
Yankees 2021 Minor League Preview: Tyler Lyons

Yankees 2021 Minor League Preview: Tyler Lyons

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees have used the veteran lefty in a September call-up role in the past. He may play a larger part in their plans this season. We’re two weeks into the season, and I imagine this is not the start that the Yankees nor their fans envisioned. A mostly-listless offense is the main culprit, though 80 percent of the starting rotation also deserves blame. Brian Cashman assembled a staff of four-plus wide variance starters behind Gerrit Cole with the hope they could hit their top percentile outcomes, but so far that high-risk bet...
Pinstripe Alley 14 hours ago
Yankees Mailbag: Looking down the road at extensions and trades

Yankees Mailbag: Looking down the road at extensions and trades

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The mailbag is here to answer this week’s batch of questions. Good morning everyone, let’s dive back into the mailbag for more of your Yankees questions. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Larry S. asks: One reason the Yankees gave for not spending on free agents was extending their players. However, aren’t Judge, Torres, and Sánchez too risky now to extend any of them? We’ve had some discussions about the Yankees’ future plans regarding extensions in the PSA Slack...
Pinstripe Alley 16 hours ago
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/16/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/16/21

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Here’s your rundown at week’s end. After an off-day, the Yankees get back at tonight, starting a series with the Rays. Thankfully, they’ll be home for this one, not down at the Trop. The Yankees dropped two of three in Tampa last weekend, but they’ll quickly get a chance to strike back at their rivals. It looks like New York will feature a bullpen game, with Michael King possibly getting the first stab at it. On the site, Peter will preview Tyler Lyons’ 2021 season, Jon will look at where Gerrit Cole’s start ranks among the...
Pinstripe Alley 18 hours ago
NYY News: Voit inching towards return

NYY News: Voit inching towards return

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Luke Voit is getting closer to his return; The Yankees power has gone from their strength to a weakness; Three takeaways from the road trip; The Yankees and Rays comment on the tension between them. Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: Production from first base has been pretty much next to nothing through two weeks in the Bronx. The good news, however, is that Luke Voit has taken a big step towards his return to the field. If everything goes according to plan, Voit could rejoin the team and make his regular season debut as early as next month. New...
Newsday Apr 15, 2021

No love lost between Rays, Yankees as they start weekend series at Stadium

There were no on-field incidents in most recent series, but Rays not happy that they had four hit batsmen.
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...

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  • 4 Nick Nelson

    Nick Nelson

    Nick Nelson has tough night as opener for Yankees before Michael King keeps things close vs. Rays

  • 3 Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole

    Where does Gerrit Cole’s start rank in Yankees history?

  • 2 Luke Voit

    Luke Voit

    The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

  • 2 Jordan Montgomery

    Jordan Montgomery

    Jordan Montgomery doesn’t think tensions are high between Yankees and Rays

  • 1 Jay Bruce

    Jay Bruce

    The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

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