8:42 AM EDT, Wed September 22, 2021
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Yankees prospects: Peraza promoted; Tampa loses opener

Yankees prospects: Peraza promoted; Tampa loses opener

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from September 21st. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Off-day, but playing tomorrow. Joining them will be prospects Oswald Peraza, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Hayden Wesneski, who were all promoted to Triple-A upon the conclusion of the Double-A season. Double-A Somerset Patriots: Season over High-A Hudson Valley Renegades: Season over Low-A Tampa Tarpons: L, 3-4 at Bradenton Marauders (Low-A SE Championship Series Game 1) SS Trey Sweeney 0-3, HBPCF Jasson Dominguez 0-3, BB, 3 KC Antonio Gomez 2-4, HR, 3 RBI — had...
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NYY news: Loáisiga inches closer

NYY news: Loáisiga inches closer

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Joely Rodríguez proving he was not a throw-in to the Joey Gallo trade; Yankees-Red Sox perhaps the most juicy potential Wild Card matchups; Chaos still possible in AL Wild Card race; Boone not worried about his job New York Post | Dan Martin: Aaron Boone spoke on his own job on Tuesday, emphasizing that he’d be fine no matter what happens and that he was focused on the Yankees’ playoff chances, not his job security. It’s the most that Boone or anyone among the Yankee brass had commented on the manager’s status in some time. Boone would...
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Yankees 7, Rangers 1: Sevy’s long-awaited return

Yankees 7, Rangers 1: Sevy’s long-awaited return

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Judge, Stanton, and Gallo all homered, but tonight was about Severino’s return from injury. As important as each win is for the Yankees, the race for the postseason seemed to take a back seat as Luis Severino pitched for the first time in two years. The former ace threw the final two innings of the 7-1 victory, striking out a pair. It was one of those moments that reminds us why we love baseball, to see how much his return meant to him, his teammates, and the fans in Yankee Stadium. The Yankees offense took some time to get into full gear, but...
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NYY vs. TEX: Jordan Montgomery vs. Dane Dunning

NYY vs. TEX: Jordan Montgomery vs. Dane Dunning

Photo by Greg Fiume/ The bombers turn to their lanky lefty to keep the pressure on in the AL Wild Card race. It was closer than it needed to be, but the Yankees pulled off a much-needed win last night in the series opener against the Rangers. With the Blue Jays also losing to the Rays, the Bombers now sit a half-game out of the second AL Wild Card spot. Can they keep the pressure on with another win tonight? Jordan Montgomery has been largely excellent for the Yankees in his first full season since his 2017 rookie campaign. In fact, you could make the argument that he...
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Where does Luis Gil’s command go?

Where does Luis Gil’s command go?

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Yankee rookie has flashed brilliance and stinkage all in the same start. What’s the underlying cause? Perhaps no single player has summed up the agony and the ecstasy of the 2021 season better than Luis Gil. He came up as a 23-year-old to plug a hole in a COVID-depleted rotation, didn’t give up a run in his first three starts, and has been far, far less effective in the following three. He’s striking out 30 percent of the batters he faces, a terrific mark from a guy who was in High-A last time there was a full MiLB season, but...
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The biggest factor in the Yankees’ offensive malaise is easy to spot

The biggest factor in the Yankees’ offensive malaise is easy to spot

Photo by Bob Levey/ There have been many theories about why the Yankees have had difficulty scoring runs this season - this is the most likely. If you’ve been following the Yankees this season, then I don’t need to tell you they’ve had trouble scoring runs in 2021. They currently rank 21st in MLB in runs per game, which ties them with the Chicago Cubs and leaves them two spots behind the 19th place Washington Nationals – two teams who called it a season in July and whose pitchers bat. Of course, this came as a surprise to all of us, as they were the best...
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PSA Podcast Ep. 144: More Missed Opportunities

PSA Podcast Ep. 144: More Missed Opportunities

Photo by Mike Stobe/ A light slate could’ve put the Yankees in front of the Wild Card race; instead, they’re on the outside looking in. Whoops. 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...
Sep 21, 2021
Yankees prospects: Final week of the regular season review

Yankees prospects: Final week of the regular season review

Photo by Mark Brown/ Three Yankees; affiliates wrapped up divisional titles as the minor league regular season came to a close. The minor league regular season have wrapped up at every level except for the Dominican Summer League. The Yankees top-four affiliates won three division titles and Triple-A Scranton finished second in their division. Due to the modified playoff format that was put in place due to COVID concerns, only Triple-A Scranton and Low-A Tampa will play in the playoffs. That does not diminish the great seasons had across the system by numerous...
Sep 21, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/21/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/21/21

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The 20 games in 20 days stretch heads toward its end. If the Yankees want to have a strong chance at the Wild Card, they probably have to sweep away this Rangers team. Of course, similar things could have been said about the recent series with Baltimore and Cleveland, and here we are. The Yankees did narrowly take the first game of the set, and they have the pitching advantage in the last two games of the series. Tonight, they’ll have Jordan Montgomery, whose latest start was predictably strong, and predictably squandered thanks to a...
Sep 21, 2021
NYY news: Germán around the corner

NYY news: Germán around the corner

Photo by Eric Espada/ Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone says Domingo Germán is on the verge of returning; Jameson Taillon will have a rehab start this week, Joey Gallo reflects on his trade to the Bombers. NJ Advance Media | Randy Miller: Luis Severino was finally activated from the injured list prior to Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers. As it turns out, there is more help for the Yankees’ pitching corps on the way: manager Aaron Boone said that the team expects to welcome back Domingo Germán by Tuesday or Wednesday. “Domingo could be activated in the next...
Sep 20, 2021
Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Yanks bullpen twirls gem

Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Yanks bullpen twirls gem

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ It was a tense affair late in the game, but the Bombers held on for the victory. With Robbie Ray pitching for the Blue Jays in their game against the Rays, this game became even more of a must-win scenario for the Yankees, and that’s exactly what they did. Gary Sánchez’s home run set the tone early, the bullpen pitched lights-out, and Aroldis Chapman locked down the save. Things got off to a shaky start with Néstor Cortes Jr. on the mound. He allowed back-to-back singles to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Andy Ibáñez followed by a wild pitch to put...
Sep 20, 2021
NYY vs. TEX: Néstor Cortes Jr. vs. A.J. Alexy

NYY vs. TEX: Néstor Cortes Jr. vs. A.J. Alexy

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Nasty Néstor kicks off a three-game set against the Rangers After losing two of three to Cleveland over the weekend, the Yankees currently find themselves 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot. With only 12 games left, one gets the feeling that they will have to win out to guarantee themselves a spot in the postseason, and that begins with a strong showing in the series-opener against the Rangers tonight. Néstor Cortes Jr. has been one of the lone bright sparks of the Yankees’ season. He incredibly owns the lowest ERA of any Yankee...
Sep 20, 2021
Luis Severino activated from 60-day IL, finally returns to Yankee

Luis Severino activated from 60-day IL, finally returns to Yankee

For the first time since October 2019, Sevy is on the active roster. So much has changed since Luis Severino last took the mound for the New York Yankees. It was Game 3 of the 2019 ALCS against the Astros. Lat and shoulder injuries had limited him to just three regular-season starts, all at the end of September, and he was outpitched by Gerrit Cole en route to a crushing series loss. Then came spring of 2020, when Severino went under the knife for Tommy John surgery and the world collapsed due to the COVID-19 pandemic barely a month later. It’s been a long, grueling path for...
Sep 20, 2021
Suzyn Waldman: The ultimate female pioneer in sports

Suzyn Waldman: The ultimate female pioneer in sports

Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/ Tenacity and emotions are what set her apart as one of the original trailblazers in sports. Ever since I can remember, Suzyn Waldman’s voice has been coming out of my radio and providing color for the New York Yankees. Her knowledge of the game, as well as her sheer wit and humor, are synonymous with Yankees broadcasts. Despite the fact that she is now an integral part of the organization, however, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, she is a trailblazer, a pioneer, and a true inspiration for women in the baseball world. As many know,...
Sep 20, 2021
Blaming Gary Sánchez for Saturday’s debacle is misguided at best

Blaming Gary Sánchez for Saturday’s debacle is misguided at best

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Gary Sánchez making an error is not what led the Yankees to getting embarrassed on Saturday. This past Saturday afternoon, the Yankees trailed Cleveland 1-0 with the visitors batting in the top of the fifth inning. Cleveland left fielder Oscar Mercado stood in the batter’s box facing the Yankees’ Luis Gil with a 2-1 count, nobody out, and no one on base. At that point in the game, the Yankees’ win probability was 39 percent. Mercado popped up a middle-in, cement mixer of a breaking ball from Gil behind home plate in foul territory....