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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/5/21

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Thursday rolls in with a new opponent.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

What a weird series to kick off this homestand. Three complete blowouts, one for the Orioles and two for the Yanks, made for some pretty stress-free games. At least there was a cat to distract from the one that the Yankees failed to compete in. The level of competitions raises a couple of notches with Seattle coming into town, a direct competitor for the second wild card. Naturally, the rotation is lined up for such an occasion ... uh, or it could be this.

Matt had the distinct pleasure of previewing that rotation and this series at large, and it leads off our coverage on the site today. Jon looks into a grim possibility on the horizon regarding Aaron Judge’s future in pinstripes, Peter breaks down Luis Gil’s debut, Erica investigates the offensive support that Jordan Montgomery has been getting, and Dan examines the new class of prospects entering the team’s charts following the trade deadline exodus.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners

Time: 7:05 p.m. ET

TV: YES Network, ROOTNW

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. Which side of the Yankees-Mariners should be more surprised to be in direct competition with each other for playoff standing this late into the season?

2. If PSA had to collectively provide a bullpen game roster restriction-free, how many runs would we give up? (I’m not saying this is a possibility for Friday, but keep an eye out for a call from a B. Cashman.)