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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/26/21

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The Yankees prepare for the middle game of their weekend set at Fenway.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It’s never fun to lose to your archrival, but it’s even worse when your archrival is throwing players you discarded back in your face en route to victory. Oh well. I’ve been grumpy after the Yankees suffered losses in the opening salvos of the past couple series, so maybe they’ll assuage my skepticism again. The pitching matchup doesn’t favor them today though, as Jordan Montgomery squares off with Nathan Eovaldi. We’ll see what happens.

Today on the site, Kevin will look back on some excellent first halves by Yankees pitchers in the 2010s that did not earn All-Star honors but are worth remembering, and Josh will research how the Yankees’ spin rates and spin-to-velo rates have changed since MLB announced the new foreign substances guidelines. Later, Andres will discuss the Yankees’ most likely trade chips, and Matt will write about the five best players in the history of the Yankees’ Negro League counterparts: the New York Black Yankees.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Time: 7:15 p.m. EST

TV: Fox

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Fenway Park

Fun Questions:

1. It’s rarely fair to pin the blame on one person, but whatever, we’re going to do it anyway. Who do you blame most for the irritating loss last night?

2. Which Red Sox pitcher did you most hate to see on the mound?