With yesterday's win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in California, the 31st state in the union, the Yankees are hereby done with west coast trips for the year. No more 10PM start times for the east coast fans/bloggers. I say we all celebrate with some tacos.
As unbelievable as it may seem to some of us, we are now in the month of July. The Yankees are approaching the halfway point of the season and they are still right in the thick of it all, as are the Rays, Orioles, and the Blue Jays. The Red Sox are properly in the gutter where they belong. Considering all of that, it's very nice to see Nathan Eovaldi string together three solid starts in a row against three pretty decent offenses. It's also good to see Didi Gregorius both hitting and fielding the ball a lot better. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are still riding high on their comeback tour. Brett Gardner is still as gritty and gutty as ever. With any luck, the Yankees will be getting Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Miller back on the team sooner rather than later. Chasen Shreve continues his incredible work in the bullpen, and Dellin Betances is still Dellin Betances. There are still a lot of positives on this team. As the trade deadline fast approaches, we'll see if Cashman and the Yankees FO can help bolster this team for a playoff run.
Comments of the Day
What a witty guy, that long time listener.
And knowing is half the battle!
GIF of the Day
Honorable Mod Mention
Today's HMM goes to Grant Brisbee for this article showcasing how really really terrible the early 90's Yankees were.
- Do you watch other teams play baseball when the Yankees are off? If so, which?
- You're hosting a dinner party. What kind of snacks or hors d'oeuvres do you put out before the main course?
Song of the Day
Freedom/The Execution/Bannockburn from Braveheart by James Horner
It is James Horner week on Pinstripe Alley. Definitely another one of my favorite soundtracks from Horner. This soundtrack, as well as the soundtrack for Apollo 13 which was also composed by James Horner, was nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score in the 68th Academy Awards. While both lost to Il Postino, I think it just shows how truly talented Horner was to have two scores nominated at the same time. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. The Yankees are off today, but there's still a lot of baseball to watch. Young Marlins pitching phenom Jose Fernandez makes his return to the majors today at noon. If you're that interested in the AL East standings, Corey Kluber goes against the incoming Rays at noon as well. The Red Sox will face the Blue Jays while the Orioles take on the Rangers at 7PM. Or perhaps you're curious if the Mets will ever score a run again?
go yankees go baseball freedom