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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/3/21

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Your rundown on Thursday.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Slowly, the tide could be turning. The Yankees have pulled off two wins against their red-hot rivals. They have a chance to stabilize things by winning the series today, sending Gerrit Cole to the mound for a matinee if the rain holds off. Three of four against the hated Rays would go a long way towards helping fans forget the misery that was the last week of Yankee baseball.

On the site, Dan, our resident prospect expert, makes a surprising argument: Don’t hug your prospects! Also, Jon discusses whether the DJ LeMahieu we’ve seen in 2021 is closer to the “real” DJ, and Peter investigates a weird split that has plagued Yankee batters this season. After the game, Matt will preview the upcoming series against the Red Sox.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Time: 1:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, Bally Sports Sun, MLB Network (out-of-market)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. If Brett Gardner isn’t starting in center, who should start in center?

2. If the Yankees pulled out a series win tonight, would you consider the bleeding staunched, the tide turned?