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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/7/21

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Tuesday’s rundown ahead of another AL East clash.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

I was fortunate — as Andrew pointed out in our PSA Slack — to be gone on a brief vacation this weekend: I didn’t get to watch any of the Yankees’ latest inept performances. Now that I’m back though, I would appreciate if the team gets back in line and stops this whole “losing to inferior teams and not even showing up against significant teams” bit. Really guys, it’s been played out enough already.

Regardless of whether they listen to my words or not, the Yankees have a game tonight against the Blue Jays. Before that goes down, we’ve got a bunch of stuff for you to check out. Dan rings in the latest week in the minors with a recap of what happened on the farm, featuring continued dominance for three out of the four main rosters. The Jon and John pairing returns, with the former talking about the rare levels of streakiness this Yankees team is accomplishing while the latter looks into whether or not the fear of inning management following a shortened season was unfounded or not. Erin makes the case for Corey Kluber to transition to a bullpen role for the remainder of the season, and Josh examines how climate will be an ever-growing concern for MLB following the example set by the Somerset Patriots’ field.

Today’s Matchup

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 7:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, SNET, SNET-1

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: Yankee Stadium

Fun Questions:

1. Does Gerrit Cole need to be in top form to stop the skid tonight?

2. What are the odds that the Yanks and Sox both hold onto the two wild card spots?