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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 5/17/21

Another week, another rundown for the day ahead.

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Well, yesterday was an odd one. It’s hard to complain that the Yankees only came away with a series victory instead of a sweep, but going up 4-0 in the first frame of the game puts certain expectations on things. It’s also the second time in a row that they failed to complete a sweep, which is a minor detail, but every win matters in a tight division like the AL East. Still, the road trip is going strong overall, and there’s an opportunity to end it on a high note in Texas.

To do that, the Yankees will look to win their sixth straight series in a four-game set with the Rangers. Peter has you covered on the pitching matchups for this matchup — spoiler: they’re pretty favorable to New York. After that, Jake takes another look into Gerrit Cole’s monster start to the season and extrapolates on his return to being one of the best pitchers on the planet. Finally, I’ll be around to take your mailbag questions for this week.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

Time: 8:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES, Bally Sports Southwest

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX

Fun Questions:

1. More likely to happen tonight: Judge homers or Cole strikes out 10?

2. Who has been the better backup infielder — Tyler Wade or Rougned Odor?