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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/19/21

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The Yankees and A’s square off again this afternoon.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

My baseball intel informs me that it’s difficult to win games when you only get four hits. The Yankees made them count, as two of them were homers, but so it goes (especially when the bullpen doesn’t have a perfect night). They’ll have to fare better this afternoon, when Domingo Germán takes the hill against Chris Bassitt.

Today on the site, Cooper will look into the mysterious evolution of Chad Green’s fastball and Peter will explore which buttons Aaron Boone pushed correctly during the sweep of the Blue Jays. Later, Kevin will reminisce about some superb first halves by Yankees hitters in the 2010s that did not earn All-Star honors but are worth remembering.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics

Time: 1:05 p.m. EST

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

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. How would you grade Jameson Taillon’s outing last night? Better than your low expectations suggested? Still underwhelming? Bueller?

2. Nets/Bucks Game 7 tonight after the Yankees game. Is Brooklyn going to the conference finals?