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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/21/21

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Saturday rolls along with the Yanks continuing their hot streak.

Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Twins season is all but over, but I’m sure they don’t take too kindly to getting decimated by the Yankees yet again. Yesterday was a good ol’ fashioned beat down, the kind that the Bombers threatened to pull off in the series opener but couldn’t quite keep the pace for. This time the Twins were hapless against Nasty Nestor, while the home team paraded around the bases routinely. Now that the normal ace is on the mound for the Yanks, let’s see what kind of run support can get drummed up.

Before the matinee match begins, we’ve got plenty to go over on the site. Dan breaks down the wealth of prospects residing in the AL East now and how it should fuel a highly-competitive division for years to come, while Andres argues for Luis Severino to be utilized as a stopgap reliever this year should he return to the team in time. Emma debuts the outline for a new series highlighting the women helping the Yankees’ engine run, and Jesse compares Gerrit Cole’s first full “season” to other recent aces now that the $324 million man has completed his 34th start in pinstripes.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins

Time: 1:05 p.m. EST

TV: FS1

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. Assuming he comes back in time, could a Cortes/Severino pairing make sense in the postseason?

2. Which prospect in the division are you least looking forward to seeing in the future?