The Yankees were right behind the Twins and Cubs for the best record in baseball at 9-2 after their win in Game 2 of the doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. To recap the games and storylines surrounding the Bronx Bombers, we present to you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Yankees great Jeff Nelson.
We start the show off with me reading off some Yankees headlines and Shearn and Nellie weighing in on them. The guys talk about the latest roster moves, optioning Miguel Andujar, Thairo Estrada and Nick Nelson. Should the Yankees consider trying to trade Andujar? Should Clint Frazier be on the big-league roster? With Tommy Kahnle out after having Tommy John surgery, should they be concerned about the bullpen? They wrap the segment with their thoughts on seven-inning doubleheaders and if they should be a thing past this season.
Shearn and Nellie then talk about splitting the doubleheader on Wednesday and the good and bad that they saw. They dive into J.A. Happ’s struggles and their worries with the starting rotation as a whole. They talk about Angel Hernandez being a bad umpire and Nellie tells a story about him umping one of his games and holding grudges with guys. They both agree that Mike Tauchman needs to potentially be an everyday player in the starting lineup with the way he is playing. In “Nellie’s Nugget” this week, it’s another story involving…yes…poop. Enjoy the show.
Catch up on all episodes of “Pinstripe Pod,” a New York Yankees podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Chris Shearn on Twitter @ChrisShearnYES and Jeff Nelson @NYNellie43. The next episode of the podcast drops Monday.