12:10 PM EDT, Mon July 04, 2022
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The New York Yankees, fandom, and the ghosts of the past

The New York Yankees, fandom, and the ghosts of the past

Or, what we talk about when we talk about the Yankees. On July 4, 1939, more than 60,000 fans packed into Yankee Stadium on a hot summer day for a doubleheader between the Yankees and the Washington Senators. The Yankees dropped the first game 3-2, but roared back to win the second game 11-1. The doubleheader wasn’t the real reason that many people were there that day, though. Just over two weeks earlier, on June 19, Lou Gehrig was formally diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that is now colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His diagnosis was revealed to...
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The weaknesses of the Yankees farm system heading into the MLB draft

The weaknesses of the Yankees farm system heading into the MLB draft

Photo by Rodger Wood/Diamond Images via Teams almost never draft for needs at the major league level, but they will focus their draft efforts to address weaknesses in their minor league system. The Major League Baseball draft is unlike many other major drafts in that even the best players selected are not expected to contribute at the major league level for years. Drafting for a major league need is not something that teams do, but clubs will often use picks early in the draft to target positions or skillsets that the team is weak at across their system. The Yankees...
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Yankees Rivalry Roundup: Astros walk off Angels, Sox win a snoozer

Yankees Rivalry Roundup: Astros walk off Angels, Sox win a snoozer

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Catch up on Sunday’s action from across the AL I think this is the first time I’ve done one of these recaps that the Yankees actually lost, which means the relative weight of this post is a little higher than the others. The Yankees still have a commanding lead in the AL East, but with all five of their American League rivals in play on Sunday, someone is bound to make a move. Tampa Bay Rays (43-36) 7 at Toronto Blue Jays (44-36) 3 The latest chapter in the absolute dogfight that is the middle of the AL East went for the Rays, who...
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Yankees prospects: Anthony Volpe, Domingo Germán power Somerset win

Yankees prospects: Anthony Volpe, Domingo Germán power Somerset win

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from July 3rd. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W, 5-1 vs. Buffalo Bisons CF Estevan Florial 2-4, RBI, 2 K — OPS above .900 againLF Tim Locastro 1-4, 2B, RBI1B Jake Bauers 2-3, BB, KRF Phillip Evans 0-2, 2 BB, SBDH Greg Bird 0-4, 4 K3B Derek Dietrich 0-1, RBI PH-3B Armando Alvarez 1-2C Josh Breaux 0-0 — left game with a hopefully minor wrist injury PH-C Rob Brantly 1-4SS José Peraza 1-32B Chris Owings 0-4, 2 K Jhony Brito 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (win)Jimmy Cordero 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 KBraden Bristo...
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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/4/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/4/22

Photo by Nick Cammett/ A holiday off-day. We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! You’ll have to enjoy it without more Yankee baseball, as the Yankees are off on the Fourth of July. This is a strange stretch of schedule for the club, as they traveled to Houston for one day last week, then headed to Cleveland, have this travel day today, then will play just two games in Pittsburgh starting tomorrow. There will be plenty of holiday reading for you on the site today, as Jesse uses the 83rd anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech to reflect on the...
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NYY News: Bañuelos traded to Pirates

NYY News: Bañuelos traded to Pirates

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Manny Bañuelos traded to Pirates for cash; Aroldis Chapman’s continued issues might be mental; Matt Carpenter keeps making the most of his New York chance; Anthony Rizzo will trade HBPs for success against lefties. MLB Trade Rumors | Darragh McDonald: While Manny Bañuelos did finally get to make his Yankees debut this season, his latest stint with the team is now over. The club traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday for cash considerations, following his being designated for assignment on June 28. The lefty put up nice numbers...
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Yankees Social Media: Gil offers update, post-TJS

Yankees Social Media: Gil offers update, post-TJS

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The 24-year-old prospect needed Tommy John surgery that ended his season. Since the start of the pandemic, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Now that the 2022 regular season season is well underway, we’ll see more action from our favorite players and Yankee figures. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media! Blame the delay this week on the Yankees’ fireworks late yesterday afternoon; it was worth the wait. Luis Gil injury update After needing Tommy John...
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Yankees 0, Guardians 2: Bombers bats go silent on getaway day

Yankees 0, Guardians 2: Bombers bats go silent on getaway day

Photo by Nick Cammett/ The Yankees and Guardians played a sleepy Sunday matinee, with the Bombers getting shut out on their way out of town. It was getaway day in every sense in Cleveland today. With the Yankees and Guardians playing a Sunday matinee ahead of road trips for both clubs, the teams appeared to agree to run out their B-lineups and play a quick one before catching their respective flights. The result was a sleepy pitchers’ duel, one that left the Yankees with a 2-0 loss. Given the state of the lineups, things went about as one would expect in the early...
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NYY @ CLE: Jordan Montgomery vs. Triston McKenzie

NYY @ CLE: Jordan Montgomery vs. Triston McKenzie

Photo by: 2021 George Kubas/Diamond Images via The Yankees look for a sweep with their dependable lefty on the mound. The Yankees had a busy afternoon yesterday, sweeping a doubleheader and putting themselves in position to sweep the series in Cleveland. They’ll send out a good starter for the job, as they always do, with Jordan Montgomery getting the nod. The lefty has been a little shaky his last two starts, allowing nine runs across 12.2 innings, but he’ll still carry a rock-solid 3.27 ERA and 3.73 FIP into the day. Cleveland will throw out an interesting young...
Jul 3, 2022
Yankees History: The 6-inning, 20-run game

Yankees History: The 6-inning, 20-run game

Set Number: X82149 TK1 R2 F191 Not even darkness curtailing the final three innings prevented the New York Highlanders from going nuts on August 31, 1906. A weird quirk of baseball is that games can be considered complete even if they don’t actually finish nine innings. Shortened games (almost always due to rain nowadays) can occur if five innings are completed. That can create some weird statistical happenings, such as David Phelps’ only career complete game, when he got through all five innings in a rain-shortened contest in 2014. On August 31, 1906, the Yankees,...
Jul 3, 2022
What do the Yankees have in Dominguez a year into his pro career?

What do the Yankees have in Dominguez a year into his pro career?

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Dominguez made his professional debut just over a year ago. To some, he has not lived up to the hype, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a top prospect. In the months leading up to the opening of the 2019-20 international free agency period, word started to leak out that the Yankees were a lock to land Jasson Dominguez, a generational talent nicknamed “The Martian” for his out-of-this-world talents. They completed the deal and signed three years ago yesterday. Names like Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout were thrown around as...
Jul 3, 2022
Rivalry Roundup: Rays do something useful... for once

Rivalry Roundup: Rays do something useful... for once

Photo by Mark Blinch/ Red Sox roll over in Chicago; Rays sweep doubleheader over Blue Jays; Twins walk-off again off Orioles; Astros annihilate Angels Whew, was that an action-packed Saturday of baseball! The Yankees swept the doubleheader with a pair of comeback wins over the Guardians — their 25th and 26th such wins this season. They now sit 58-21, a full 14 games ahead of the second-place Blue Jays. Elsewhere around the league, the Bombers’ AL rivals had busy days themselves, so let’s see how those games unfolded. Tampa Bay Rays (42-36) vs. Toronto Blue Jays...
Jul 3, 2022
Yankees prospects: Florial clubs two dingers in shortened SWB win

Yankees prospects: Florial clubs two dingers in shortened SWB win

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from July 2nd. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W, 4-3 (6) vs. Buffalo Bisons CF Estevan Florial 2-2, 2 HR, BB, RBI — perfect day (with a nice defensive play, too), up to a .900 OPSRF Tim Locastro 1-3, 3B, 2 KSS Oswald Peraza 1-2, HR, RBI, K, HBP — 10th homerDH Greg Bird 0-2, RBI, SFLF José Peraza 0-33B Derek Dietrich 1-32B Chris Owings 1-2, K1B Ronald Guzmán 2-2C Rob Brantly 0-2, K — Double-A catcher Josh Breaux was promoted to Scranton, so he’ll be in the mix now as well Hayden Wesneski 5 IP, 7 H,...
Jul 3, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/3/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/3/22

Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via The Yankees got a doubleheader sweep, so why not secure a regular ol’ sweep, too? Not a bad day when you can lock in two wins against a playoff contender, right? The Yankees played well on Saturday to win the matinee in Cleveland, 13-4, before securing the doubleheader sweep with a 6-1 triumph. This is a team that has played the AL Central-leading Twins quite well, and the Yankees have had their way with them. They’ll go for the series sweep this afternoon behind Jordan Montgomery. Today on the site, Peter will bring the...
Jul 3, 2022
NYY News: Marinaccio going on the shelf

NYY News: Marinaccio going on the shelf

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Ron Marinaccio to IL with shoulder inflammation; Clay Holmes retains closer responsibilities; Miguel Andújar giving Yankees something to consider Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: Ron Marinaccio came in to mop up the mess Aroldis Chapman made in the matinee yesterday and did his job, retiring all three batters he faced. It continues his brilliant run of form since last being called up May 21st — 15.1 scoreless innings surrendering just one hit against 17 strikeouts. Unfortunately, it was revealed that Marinaccio was dealing with dead arm...