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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/6/21

The Yankees’ October stay was predictably short.

Wild Card Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Well, it’s all over. The Yankees lost to the Red Sox in the Wild Card Game and while the final score was 6-2, it never really felt all that close. Gerrit Cole was pummeled. The final six spots in the lineup combined to go 1-for-20. There was a brief glimmer of hope in the sixth, but it fizzled out and now the Yankees will stare down another long offseason. This is a team that should’ve done so much more. In a just world, there would be some changes ahead because this club clearly isn’t good enough to simply run it back. But we’ll see.

Today on the site, Jake will note three takeaways from the Wild Card Game loss and Erin will discuss how the AL East will likely remain a tense four-team race for years to come. Later on, Jesse will consider the toughest questions facing the Yankees this offseason.

Fun Questions:

1. At what point yesterday did you realize that the game was lost?

2. Do the 106-win Dodgers roll over the Cardinals in the NL Wild Card matchup? Or does St. Louis have a classic devil magic-infused upset in them?