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Today on Pinstripe Alley: 5/27/21

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The Yankees will play two this afternoon in the Bronx.

Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Yesterday was not a good day for the Yankees. They didn’t play due to weather postponing their game against the Blue Jays, but that was only the beginning of the downpour. The true storm was the rush of injury updates they got — Corey Kluber and Luke Voit will both be sidelined for several weeks with strains in their shoulder and oblique, respectively. The pair going down simultaneously is a big blow to the Yankees, and there will be a lot of discussion going forward about what the team should do in their absence.

Those conversations, of course, start right away. Josh leads us off with a look into Chris Gittens’ surge in Scranton and what he could provide if he were called up. Peter follows that up with a look into the Yankees’ options to fill in for Kluber’s spot in the rotation — there aren’t many at the moment. After that, Jon compares Aaron Judge’s start to this year and his triumphant 2017 campaign, while Dan examines Dermis Garcia’s hot start for any signs of a turnaround in his career. I’ll also recap the parts of the minor league games that weren’t rained out as well.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Doubleheader)

Time: 4:05/7:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES, MLB Network (out of market, only)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. Is there a breaking point where enough injuries could force the Yankees to make a trade that pushes them above the luxury tax? Why or why not?

2. Do you think the higher rate of injuries league-wide is caused by something from this season or a byproduct of last year’s interrupted season?