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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/17/21

The Yankees’ road trip ends today, hopefully on a high note.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

These recent woes for the Yankees began after they swept a team, so perhaps they will end after another sweep? It’s hopeful thinking, but a couple of wins after the last few weeks can have that kind of effect. Anyway, the Yanks have the opportunity to close out their road trip with a surprising sweep of the Blue Jays. The two wins they already have in the bag were narrow and nail-biting, so it’s not like the team is triumphantly roaring back, but they need any wins they can get so I won’t complain.

Speaking of roaring back, today we’re feeling a little reminiscent on the site. We’ve got two articles featuring a look back at struggling teams that bounced back to strong performances and postseason runs — John will look at the modern example of the 2019 Nationals and any comparisons this club has to them, while Cooper went contemporary with a glance at the Yankees’ own 1977 and 2007 teams. Alongside them are Andrés with an update on Gerrit Cole’s Cy Young candidacy and competition, and Erica with a story on the memorable moments that occurred when Yankees fans grabbed milestone home runs.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 7:07 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, SNET-1, MLB Network (out of market only)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY

Fun Questions:

1. Let’s keep it simple: do the Yankees complete the sweep tonight?

2. Who’s been the most exciting Yankees prospect so far this season?