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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 138: One Gil of a Rookie

Luis Gil impresses as the Yankees stay hot, but lose even more players in the process. Win some, lose some.

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It’s time to discuss a promising 5-2 week of Yankees baseball that featured some pretty great games bookended by a couple frustrating ones. On the bright side, they mostly took of business with Baltimore before nabbing three of four from the Wild Card rival Mariners over the weekend. They were legitimately fun wins! The team is doing as much as it can to hang in the race despite setbacks elsewhere, and rookie Luis Gil has been key to that excitement in the past week.

Speaking of those setbacks, the Yankees lost even more players due to COVID positives and injury. Down went Gary Sánchez and Anthony Rizzo, joining Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery on the COVID-IL. Down went Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres to standard baseball nicks and bruises. We recorded when the Yankees still thought that Gio Urshela’s return was imminent, but now that’s pushed back as well. Joy.

Nonetheless, the Yankees are hanging in there, and while the rehab is understandably slow, there could be help on the horizon. Urshela’s delay shouldn’t be long and both Luis Severino and Corey Kluber are in the midst of rehab assignments. Fingers crossed that they go well and that those afflicted by COVID recover soon.

As always, we end the show with “Meet a Baby Bomber,” in which we meet the rookie reliever duo of Stephen Ridings and Brody Koerner, and then wrap up with the 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!