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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/27/21

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The Yankees rest after a successful weekend in Beantown.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

So, holy crap, the Yankees actually swept the Red Sox over the weekend at Fenway Park. To say it was unexpected was an understatement, as they hadn’t pulled that trick off since Boston was a last-place team in 2015. For those with long memories, that was the series when A-Rod tied Willie Mays on the all-time home run list with a homer through a sea of boos. Good times.

These times are better, though. The Yankees have returned to the top of Wild Card mix, a game ahead of Boston and two up on Toronto, who they’ll visit for three games beginning tomorrow. All three teams are off tonight while the more long-shot Wild Card contenders, the A’s and Mariners, beat up on each other in Seattle. It’s exciting, but we still have a long way to potentially see a Wild Card Game. The Red Sox have a cakewalk the rest of the way while the Yankees face Toronto and Tampa (and Toronto ends the year facing Baltimore). It’s going to be a long week, so let’s enjoy this final scheduled off-day of the season.

Today on the site, Jesse will look back on Giancarlo Stanton’s biggest hits in pinstripes and Erin will sing the praises of Michael King’s post-IL resurgence in the bullpen. Later on, Josh will explore Stanton’s true “value,” and Ryan will put out the call for mailbag questions.

Today’s Matchup

Off-day

Fun Questions:

1. What was your favorite non-Giancarlo Stanton moment of the past weekend?

2. Do you have any hope at all in the Orioles or Nationals stealing a series from the Red Sox as the season winds down?