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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/13/21

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The Yankees face the Phillies again ahead of another off-day.

MLB: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

As it turns out, it’s hard to win baseball games when your starting pitcher records precisely one out! Sure, the comeback to tie the Phillies at 7-7 was fun, especially the DJ LeMahieu portion, but you should win games where you score seven runs. That was the reverse of the typical problem this year, as it was the first time the Yankees lost when plating seven. Blech.

Oh well. Jameson Taillon has to do better because while this was his absolute crater of 2021, he’s been frustrating even at his best. If Luis Severino’s going to be out for awhile with a groin injury and Deivi García continues to be allergic to the Triple-A strike zone, the reinforcements aren’t coming. Anyway, Domingo Germán gets the ball today against Aaron Nola as the Yankees hope to avoid a three-game losing streak ahead of another off-day. A loss will put the Yankees just one game over .500. As the familiar skipper in the other dugout would say, “It’s not what you want.”

Today on the site, Jon will consider how much athletes actually owe the public in press conferences with the media and Matt will discuss the Yankees’ forgotten “bonus babies” of the 1950s. Later on after the game, Joe will bring us the weekly social media roundup.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 1:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES, NBC Sports Philadelphia, MLB Network (out-of-network)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

Fun Questions:

1. If Severino is indeed not returning anytime soon and Max Scherzer remains off the market, how should the Yankees address the back of their rotation with the current options struggling?

2. Did you find something better to do with your Saturday after that annoying Yankees game?