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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/21/21

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The 20 games in 20 days stretch heads toward its end.

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

If the Yankees want to have a strong chance at the Wild Card, they probably have to sweep away this Rangers team. Of course, similar things could have been said about the recent series with Baltimore and Cleveland, and here we are. The Yankees did narrowly take the first game of the set, and they have the pitching advantage in the last two games of the series. Tonight, they’ll have Jordan Montgomery, whose latest start was predictably strong, and predictably squandered thanks to a sleep-walking offense. Hopefully he shuts out the Rangers, and the Yankees can manage at least a run or two off of opposing starter Dane Dunning.

On the site today, Josh takes an interesting look at Luis Gil’s command issues. Also, Dan runs down the week that was at the minor league level, Jon discusses the most straightforward way to explain the Yankees’ offensive woes, and we see the latest episode of the PSA podcast.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

Time: 7:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, Bally Sports Southwest

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. How much do you trust Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning right now?

2. Have you started to think who you’d root for during a Yankee-less October?