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Pinstripe Alley May 1, 2020
This Day in Yankees History: Ruth, Mantle, Rodriguez hit landmark dingers

This Day in Yankees History: Ruth, Mantle, Rodriguez hit landmark dingers

Photo by Sports Studio Photos/ A trio of milestone homers all happened on this day. Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to take a look back through history. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ 100 Years Ago Babe Ruth hits his 50th career home run and first as a member of the Yankees. Ruth struggled pretty badly in his...
Pinstripe Alley May 1, 2020
How Gerrit Cole can guide the Yankees’ young pitchers

How Gerrit Cole can guide the Yankees’ young pitchers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Bombers’ new ace recently detailed a couple of adjustments he made on his fastball and changeup to unlock a new gear. Maybe he can share his wisdom. Gerrit Cole, the New York Yankees’ ace, recently said that two adjustments upon arriving to the Houston Astros unlocked a new level of dominance and let him reach elite status. Basically, he started throwing more fastballs up in the zone, and he made a small adjustment in his changeup grip thanks to a recommendation from Nolan Ryan. Additionally, he increased his fastball usage, emphasizing a high...
Tigers 1, Yankees 0: Boyd shines again in MLB The Show sim

Tigers 1, Yankees 0: Boyd shines again in MLB The Show sim

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Boyd struck out 12 in another dominant performance at Yankee Stadium. Like many of our friends throughout the SB Nation network, we are simulating the 2020 MLB season with MLB The Show 20. While we are unable to stream the games as they would otherwise be happening, we will try to get ahead of the curve and post about the games on the same day they would have taken place. Or, you know, at least get them back on schedule. Now, onto the recap! Last April, Matthew Boyd put on a show at Yankee Stadium, striking out 13 hitters in a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees....
Pinstripe Alley May 1, 2020
Yankees mailbag: The Red Sox punishment, and bringing back a past player

Yankees mailbag: The Red Sox punishment, and bringing back a past player

Here’s your answers from this week’s mailbag. Welcome to the end of the week, everybody. It’s time to answer your questions in our latest mailbag. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. rar27560 asks: Do you think the Red Sox’ punishment for cheating was fair, or do you think that Manfred is trying to avoid more bad publicity for the game? If you weren’t aware, the league’s ruling on the Red Sox sign-stealing scandal finally came down last week. MLB took away a second-round pick from Boston, and suspended a...
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State of the Yankees: Jordan Montgomery and his comeback from Tommy John surgery

State of the Yankees: Jordan Montgomery and his comeback from Tommy John surgery

"I'm excited about where he is,'' manager Aaron Boone said, prior to the coronavirus outbreak. "(We) feel he's very much solidifying himself.''