Is the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry a thing of the past? On the latest episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and four-time Yankees World Series champion Jeff Nelson, the guys talk about the Yankees’ three wins over the Red Sox. They get into just how dominant the Yankees have been over their division rival and how bad the Red Sox are this season. Nellie calls their pitching staff the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The guys discuss the rebuild going on in Boston and why there never could be any sort of rebuild in the Bronx. They both rant over how tough it is to listen to Alex Rodriguez in the broadcast booth and some of the bizarre comparisons he makes. Nellie turned the volume off the TV down and turned the music up. The guys talk about Aaron Hicks’ approach against the shift and him needing to focus on beating the shift and getting on base instead of swinging for the fences, especially as the leadoff hitter. They get into Aaron Judge’s injury, him saying he is 100% now and kind of throwing the training staff under the bus. They also talk about DJ LeMahieu landing on the IL, the week ahead against the Rays and J.A. Happ’s vesting option for 2021.