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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/30/21

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Your Wednesday report before part three of Angels-Yankees.

Los Angeles Angels v New York Yankees Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

This team may be down, but they’re not out. The Yankee offense finally showed some signs of life yesterday, pounding the Angels’ pitchers for 11 runs and backing up a so-so Jameson Taillon. They also managed to upstage Shohei Ohtani, who has been crushing it in his first trip to Yankee Stadium and blasted a pair of home runs against them — he’s got three already this series, and he’s going to forego the DH slot and bat while pitching tonight. Ohtani is an insane player to watch, and while the Yankees need as many wins as possible right now he is certainly a spectacle worth watching even when he’s against the Bombers.

Before the action gets underway, feel free to check out some of the things we’ve prepared for you. John will ask for your input on the 2021 AL All-Star ballot, while Josh will look into our first trade candidate: the Colorado Rockies. Cooper looks into the disparity in home run numbers generated by Old Yankee Stadium and modern ballparks like YSIII, and Dan wraps things up by discussing the results of the Yankees’ emphasis on stolen bases in their minor league organizations.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

Time: 7:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES, Bally Sports West

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions

1. Can you appreciate great players performing against the Yankees win or lose, or only if the Yankees win in the end?

2. Who is a more surprising division leader: Boston or San Francisco?