Stop the presses: The Yankees have won a baseball game. After dropping five straight, the Yankees got back in the win column with a much-needed victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. To get into the win and everything going on in Yankees land, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Jeff Nelson.
We open up with the “In The Paper” segment, giving out the top Yankees headlines. The guys start with the big win Wednesday and what it felt like to win a game again. They discuss the bats coming alive and Deivi Garcia pitching a gem. Should Garcia be in the rotation the rest of the season and be part of the 2021 rotation? They also get into the struggles of Gary Sanchez, who is hitting a lowly .121. Should the Yankees trade him this offseason? Shearn and Nellie look at the big games against the Orioles, the upcoming schedule and if the Orioles or Tigers can catch the Yankees for the final playoff spot.
ESPN Radio 98.7 FM New York host Chris Carlin then joins the show. Carlin talks about some reasons for the Yankees struggles, depth issues, injury concerns, their health moving forward and having to push guys and not doing everything based on analytics. Carlin then takes a trip down memory lane and recalls his time producing for “Mike & the Mad Dog.” He tells a couple of hilarious stories from working with Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo over the years and also remembers his time at SNY, hosting “Beer Money.”
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.