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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/26/21

Back at it after an off-day.

New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

After a day off, the Yankees face a test. They’ll travel for a four-game set in Oakland, a place where they’ve had their share of struggles in recent years. They’ve fallen on hard times recently, but the Athletics still represent one of the Yankees’ primary challengers for a Wild Card spot. New York blitzed their way past Oakland over the past couple weeks, but they must tread carefully here, as any kind of series loss could let the A’s back in the door.

On the site, Peter looks at the curious case of Aroldis Chapman’s fastball, Esteban takes a close look at Gerrit Cole’s spin rates in recent weeks, Josh previews the big four-game clash in the Bay, Dan discusses all the no-hitters that the Yankees’ minor league affiliates have tossed this year, and Andrew and Kunj bring us the latest episode of the PSA podcast.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics

Time: 9:40 p.m. EST

TV: YES, NBCSCA, MLB Network (out-of-network only)

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: RingCentral Coliseum

Fun Questions:

1. How will Gio Urshela fare over the coming weeks as he returns from a hamstring injury?

2. Will the A’s get overtaken by the Mariners in the Wild Card chase?