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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/22/21

The Yankees travel to Boston for four games this weekend. (Yes, so soon after the last one.)

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

I have no idea how the Yankees won that game last night.

Okay, that’s not entirely true — the Phillies have a lousy bullpen, went for a bullpen game anyway, and all the Yankees had to do was survive just long enough until they wilted. The problem was that the contest got a lot more stressful with surprise starter Asher Wojciechowski walking the tightrope through the first four innings, and more painfully, Zack Britton and Nick Nelson falling apart in the eighth. Yet the Yankees somehow won the damn game anyway thanks to Ryan LaMarre and scoreless frames from an uncomfortable Aroldis Chapman and ... Brooks Kriske?

Yeah, never mind, I’m back to not knowing how that win happened.

On the site today, Cooper will preview the pivotal four-game set against the Red Sox and Josh will consider the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks as a potential deadline addition. Later on, Dan will discuss some Yankees prospects who the team could lose via the Rule 5 Draft in the offseason and thus may be more likely to be flipped at the trade deadline, and Cooper will return to write about the Mariners’ Mitch Haniger as a perhaps-long-shot trade target.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Time: 7:10 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, NESN, MLB Network (out of network)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Fenway Park

Fun Questions:

1. Who’s the most random Yankee to register a walk-off hit that you can remember? (I’m rolling with Felix Escalona.)

2. Predictions on the four-game set in Boston?