The Yankees entered the All-Star break with a thud. They came out of the All-Star break the same way thanks to a COVID outbreak, a postponed game because of it and a loss to open the series against the Red Sox. Since then, they have looked like an entirely different ball club. Four straight wins with some backups in the mix and all of a sudden, this four-game set ahead in Boston against the first place Red Sox got a lot bigger. Buckle up.
To talk about the win streak and the matchup ahead, we bring you a new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Jeff Nelson, featuring an interview with Nellie’s former Yankees manager, Joe Torre.
Pinstripe Pod Opening Segment with Chris, Jeff & Jake:
- GOOD BASEBALL: Yankees B team is playing good baseball, moving runners over, stealing bases. There is some speed and some exuberance from guys like Greg Allen and Ryan LaMarre and company. What do they do when Aaron Judge and others come back? Should Brett Gardner be playing less?
- RED SOX SERIES: Yankees need to take three of four or sweep the Red Sox and send a message. What do Yankees do after this series and going into trade deadline? Should they make a splash?
Joe Torre Interview:
4-time Yankees World Series champion manager, 2-time Manager of the Year, 9-time All-Star, 1971 NL MVP
- MANAGING NELLIE: Memories using Nellie to clinch the division and him being his security blanket.
- WORLD SERIES: 1996 win was most special since it was the first. Duty was to guide the team through the distractions of playing in New York.
- MLB WORRIES: Worried about the game today. Analytics are playing too big of a role. These are humans.
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