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Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

The mailbag awaits your questions ahead of a vital stretch for the Yankees.

Ask Pinstripe Alley

In a season of cloud-piercing highs and Grand Canyon lows, the Yankees found a new way to reach rock bottom. Their four-game sweep courtesy of the Blue Jays was a display of complete separation — New York never led for a moment, and Toronto took control again as soon as the home team managed to scrape their way back to even ground. Not only have they squandered their slim lead in the Wild Card standings, but they’ve allowed a sleeping giant to catapult themselves right into the conversation.

The Yankees have to get their act together as soon as possible if they hope to hold onto their postseason tickets. It’ll be an uphill climb to get there, and a vertical cliffside attempt to make it to the top should they get in, but the only thing they can do is try and restart anew. What has to break their way to stay ahead of the pack? Are Toronto the favorites for the Wild Card after their resurgent play? If you’ve got questions like these, or any other concerns, be sure to send them in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.

Answers will run on Friday morning. All questions received by the night of September 16th will be considered. You can leave your submissions in the comment section below or by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Also, a small note: while it’s helpful to have a variety of questions come in every week, many of you have been concerned about offseason matters lately. There isn’t much to infer anymore after the deadline moves that the team made, so these kinds of questions would be better saved for when the team has no more games left to be played and rumors/leaks start to come out.