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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Episode 20: David Cone-approved

Until any other Yankees podcasts are classified as David Cone-approved, this is the only one out there! Greg, Tanya, Jason, and Andrew discuss Soriano's hot streak, the A-Rod/Dempster incident, the playoff race, and Masahiro Tanaka.

Nick Laham

The Yankees have continued their winning ways from last week, and they have jumped back into the playoff hunt after some serious struggles for most of the past few months. They've played well against strong teams like the Tigers and Red Sox while cleaning up against the weaker Angels and Blue Jays. Are they now poised for the stretch run with a much-improved offense?

[0:00] David Cone loves us and we love David Cone
[3:28] Strong offense + good pitching = Yankees still winning
[6:21] Dingers, courtesy of Alfonso Soriano and Curtis Granderson's return
[10:22] A-Rod's return to the lineup is not a bad thing for the Yankees' offense. #Analysis
[12:03] A-Rod vs. Ryan Dempster
[14:53] Back in the playoff race? Looking ahead to opponents' series and the series against the Rays
[20:15] Joba is still annoying
[22:27] How 'bout Mark Reynolds?
[24:40] Jayson Nix is broken
[26:33] Congrats to Ichiro on #4,000
[28:10] The awkward world with backup shortstop Robinson Cano in cautious anticipation of Derek Jeter's third return
[30:17] Token Greg Bird discussion
[31:00] Tweetbag: CC, Cashman vs. Girardi, Masahiro Tanaka, Soriano vs. A-Rod, Kuroda's 2014 contract, Hughes's future with the Yanks, Austin Romine
[50:19] Yankee/Mitre of the Week

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