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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 135: The LaMarre/Allen/Amburgey Era

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The Yankees chose to begin the second half in a way that few will soon forget, as COVID and more injuries have brought forth the B-squad Bombers.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
Hoy Park, Chris Gittens, Rob Brantly, Trey Amburgey
Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

At one point, we thought that there might not be enough to talk about for a podcast so soon after our most recent edition went live last Thursday. Then, well, Aaron Judge and several other Yankees got COVID, Luke Voit ended up back on the injured list, and suddenly, the Yankees’ lineup against the Red Sox featured an outfield of Ryan LaMarre, Greg Allen, and Trey Amburgey — a totally normal weekend.

Perhaps the most inexplicable part of this entire development is that after all those losses, the Yankees finally won their first series of the year against the Red Sox. Just the way they planned it, right?

Those topics are the main focus of today’s podcast, though we also find room to praise the resurgent Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon and attempt to be optimistic about Rougned Odor and Gleyber Torres. Who the hell knows what will happen next at this point, so let’s just hope the B-squad Bombers can help the team stay afloat in this critical period before the trade deadline.

Our “Meet a Baby Bomber” segments this week focused on ascending prospect Anthony Volpe (the 2019 first-round draft pick) and Tampa first baseman Eric Wagaman. Then, we close out with our Yankee and Mitre of the Week.

You can listen to the show on the web player below, or on any of your preferred podcast apps — to name a few, we’re on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, and iHeartRadio. As a reminder, if you were already subscribed to former host Ryan Chichester’s “Bomber Brothers” feed, then you’re good!