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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 5/7/21

Your program heading into the weekend.

Houston Astros v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Well, at least the Yankees look back on track. Yesterday’s series finale with the Astros ended in frustrating fashion, but the Bombers still won the three-game set and climbed back above .500. They’ve stabilized, they’ll hopefully get healthier over the coming weeks, and stay on an upward trajectory back to the top of the AL East.

We’ve got another interesting series coming up, as the Yankees host the 2019 champion Nationals. The rotations didn’t line up to give us a Gerrit Cole vs. Max Scherzer matchup this weekend, but we do have an intriguing contest tonight between Jameson Taillon and Patrick Corbin. Elsewhere on the site, Cooper breaks down what went wrong against Yordan Alvarez yesterday, Peter examines Aaron Hicks’ odd batting splits, Tom analyzes DJ LeMahieu’s ground-bound start to the season, and Ryan delivers the answers to this week’s mailbag.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals

Time: 7:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES, MASN2, MLB Network (Out-of-network only)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. Say Aroldis Chapman is resting on a given night; which Yankee reliever would you then choose to record a save?

2. Was this last series between New York and Houston a match between the two best teams in the AL?