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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/5/21

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The Rivalry kicks off, take two.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Yankees offense mostly sleepwalked through the start of their first series of the season against the Red Sox. Perhaps they thought it began tonight, in which case they will surely show up with some big hits and clutch homers. Let’s go with that, as opposed to ... whatever they’ve been doing for most of the season so far. They’ll likely need to, with Jameson Taillon on the mound. Feel free to prove me wrong, guys.

Before that starts up, feel free to check out what we’ve got for you on the site today. John looks into what the baseline expectations for Luis Severino’s return from Tommy John could look like, while Andrés shines a spotlight on the scorching contact coming from Miguel Andújar’s bat. Josh makes the argument for MLB to adopt the NPB’s baseball due to recent concerns about pitchers doctoring the ball, and Matt looks at the glass half-full with a look back at some of the worst losing streaks for important Yankees teams of the past.

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: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. How significant would a healthy Severino returning be to this team’s postseason chances?

2. They’ve only played this version of the Sox once so far, but who is your current least-favorite Boston player?