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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/15/22

We head to Cleveland with a tied series.

Division Series - Cleveland Guardians v New York Yankees - Game Two Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Yankees lost Game 2 of the ALDS, and then boarded a plane to Cleveland soon after, but there’s no rest for the weary. We’re in the middle of what could be four straight playoff contests, and they’ll send Luis Severino to the mound today to try and wrench back control of this series. All signs point to the Yankees continuing to be able to handle Cleveland’s lineup, but it remains to be seen if they’ll score enough runs to back it up.

On the site today, ahead of Severino’s crucial Game 3 start, John remembers the right-hander’s playoff start five years ago against Cleveland. Andres analyzes the state of the Yankee playoff bench, Chris thinks about how the Yankees should approach their long relief options, and Matt takes a detour into history, finding a time the Yankees won a World Series because of a balk.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians

Game 3: Luis Severino vs. Triston McKenzie (Series tied 1-1)

Time: 7:37 p.m. ET


Radio: 1280 WADO, 660/101.9 FM WFAN

Venue: Progressive Field

Other Division Series Games:

The Yankees/Guardians showdown is actually the only scheduled game today that isn’t a possible clincher. The Astros, Phillies, and Padres could all punch their tickets to the League Championship Series with victories today.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
Game 4: Noah Syndergaard vs. Charlie Morton (PHI leads 2-1)
First pitch: 2:07pm ET (FS1)

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros
T-Mobile Park in Seattle
Game 3: George Kirby vs. Lance McCullers Jr. (HOU leads 2-0)
First pitch: 4:07pm ET (TBS)

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Petco Park in San Diego
Game 4: Joe Musgrove vs. Tyler Anderson (LAD leads 2-1)
First pitch: 9:37pm ET (FS1)

Fun Questions/Prompts:

1. Who has the pitching advantage in this Luis Severino vs. Triston McKenzie matchup?

2. Which of the teams in a do-or-die scenario will stay alive today?