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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 139: The Wild Card-Leading Yankees — Really!

The Yankees have caught fire and suddenly find themselves leading the Wild Card hunt. Who says August is a drag?

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - Game One Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

On July 5th, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox by 10.5 games. It’s now August 19th, and after six and a half weeks, the Bombers have finally caught ‘em and now lead the American League Wild Card race.

It’s been a little over a week since our last podcast, so we went long on the wacky Royals series, the Field of Dreams Game and far-more-successful sojourn to Chicago, the make-up victory over the Angels, and of course, the sweep of the Red Sox. There have been some frustrating games here and there and the Yankees haven’t made it easy, but it’s nice to revel in a winning streak! When even Tyler Wade is on an over-.400 run, then you know things are going quite nicely.

We do have injury news to go over, though thankfully, it’s more on the side of activations than setbacks. Gerrit Cole, Jordan Montgomery, Gary Sánchez, Anthony Rizzo, and Aroldis Chapman. More reinforcements could be soon to follow, though we do send best wishes out to Clint Frazier and Luis Severino, who now don’t seem likely to return. Alas.

The “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment stops in with Kyle Holder and Isaiah Pasteur, and we wrap up as always with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week.

PS: Someone help Kevin Costner with his wardrobe. Kunj is begging.

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!