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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/13/22

Ugh.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

I like to consider myself an optimistic Yankees fan. But this ballclub is really testing my patience. The terrible approach at the plate is never-ending, the formerly-dominant closer is a shell of his former self, and the only reason why the AL East isn’t a race again is because the Blue Jays are too damn determined to be mediocre to make it so. As Peter and I said on the podcast the other day, the Yankees will probably still win the division, but man, even if they do, they have to shape up to make October remotely interesting. Remember when they used to look dominant? Sigh.

Today on the site, Madison will run through the Rivalry Roundup and John will discuss good teams and walk-off losses. Later on, Josh will muse on the playoff implications of Gerrit Cole the Ace vs. Gerrit Cole the Occasional Meatball Artist, and Dan will look at the turning points for a few prospects this season.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Time: 7:15 p.m. ET

TV: Fox

Radio: 1280 WADO, 660/101.9 FM WFAN

Venue: Fenway Park

Fun Questions:

1. Will the Yankees win the damn game tonight?

2. If given the choice, would you go Sprite or Fresca?