The Chase for 28
BONUS: Domingo Germán Perfect in Oakland
In this bonus episode, we're discussing Domingo Germán's historical achievement. On June 28, 2023, Germán pitched the 24th perfect game in MLB history and the fourth for the Yankees during an 11–0 victory against the Oakland Athletics.
Despite earlier season challenges, including a ten-game suspension for violating MLB policy, Germán threw ninety-nine pitches, struck out nine batters, and recorded his 500th career strikeout during this game. This was the first perfect game in MLB since 2012, and the first by a Dominican Republic pitcher.
This game was also notable for being the first perfect game (or no-hitter) under the new pitch clock rules implemented in 2023.
Join us as we break down this historic game and its implications for the Yankees and MLB. Don't miss this episode as we delve into a moment forever etched in baseball history.
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65. Yankees get Rockied (7/17/23) - CF28-06539:42Home Plate Highlights ⚾️Current Record: 50-44 (4th ALE, -9)Current Series: @COL (L, W, L)Welcome Sean Casey, Hitting CoachShould the Yankees trade for…OhtaniArenadoSotoRobertsonHave we seen the last of Donaldson (IL)?Promoted PerazaJudge took BP @ CoorsHitting it Out of the Park 🤙Giancarlo Stanton3/11 (.273), 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, BB1,000TH RBIGleyber Torres7/15 (.467), 3B, RBIGerrit Cole6 IP, 2 H, R, ER, BB, 11 KFRANCHISE LEADER IN 10+ K GAMES (24)Out of the Park Picks 👇7/17-19 @ LAA (3)7/21-23 KC (3)7/25-26 NYM (2)7/28-30 @ BAL (3)Down on the Farm 🚜AAAEstevan FlorialEverson Pereira (4)Clayton Beeter (13)Deivi GarciaAAJasson Dominguez (1)Austin Wells (2)ASpencer Jones (3)Drew Thorpe (6)Diamond Dispatch 📰Harper to play 1B this week after more than a year at DHBrewers alone in first place after 3rd straight shutout winBabe’s Babes PodcastJonna Perlinger, Kelsey Burd, & Madyson EisenYankee Baseball Brain Buster 🤔Name the CLE 3B who made two defensive plays effectively ending DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak.Bullpen Q&A ☎️You have opinions just like we do so we want to hear from you!Email us at email@example.comConnect with us on Twitter @chasefor28podSend a voicemail http://chasefor28.com/voicemailMerch 👕Chase for 28Volpe #11Penne alla VolpeHe's DifferentNobody Beats the Riz
64. Yankees at the All-Star Break 2023 (7/10/23) - CF28-06443:30Home Plate Highlights ⚾️Current Record: 49-42 (4th ALE, -8)First Half: R (9), H (14), 2B (14), 3B (9), HR (3), RBI (9), BB (12), SO (4), SB (10), AVG (13), OBP (11), SLG (7), OPS (8)Yanks hitting coach Dillon Lawson relieved of dutiesCortes to 60-Day IL (ret. Aug 4)Clayton Beeter making case to join Yankees’ rotationWhat does this team need to do?Buyers or Sellers?LFCody Bellinger?SPC3BOffenseHitting it Out of the Park 🤙1st Half MVP… Gleyber Torres???1st Half CY… Gerrit ColeOut of the Park Picks 👇7/14-16 @ COL - Post ASG SeriesDown on the Farm 🚜Why are the Yankees a team that is not promoting their young players?Diamond Dispatch 📰AJ is excited for the Home Run DerbyYankee Baseball Brain Buster 🤔The Yankees are the only team in the 4 major sports that have a winning record against all of their opponents.Bullpen Q&A ☎️You have opinions just like we do so we want to hear from you!Email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with us on Twitter @chasefor28podSend a voicemail http://chasefor28.com/voicemailMerch 👕Chase for 28Volpe #11Penne alla VolpeHe's DifferentNobody Beats the Riz
63. Yankees Down But Not Out (5/6/23) - CF28-06333:35Home Plate Highlights ⚾️Current Record: 17-16 (4th ALE, -10)Series: @TB (27-6, 1st ALE)What is wrong this Yankees team?13 players on ILNobody availableWeak Farm SystemHitting it Out of the Park 🤙DJ LeMahieu is hot to start the season!Gerrit Cole Keeps Yanks Above BoardOut of the Park Picks 👇5/6-7 @ TB5/8-10 OAK5/11-14 TBDown on the Farm 🚜Who's playing well?Diamond Dispatch 📰Rays Continue to Roll"Best" Teams in BaseballYankee Baseball Brain Buster 🤔Who did Yankees Hitting Coach, Marcus Thames hit his first career HR/hit off of?What are the 4 different Opening Day positions that Mickey Mantle played during his career?Bullpen Q&A ☎️You have opinions just like we do so we want to hear from you!Email us at email@example.comConnect with us on Twitter @chasefor28podSend a voicemail http://chasefor28.com/voicemailMerch 👕Chase for 28Volpe #11Penne alla VolpeHe's DifferentNobody Beats the Riz
62. Yankees Win First Two Series (4/8/23) - CF28-06234:11Home Plate Highlights ⚾️Current Record: 4-3 (T-2 ALE)Series: @BAL (4-3, T-2 ALE)4/7 @BAL L 6-7SF 2-1PHI 2-1Contract or Trade Torres?What to do with Aaron Hicks?Pitching Woes…Where do we go from here?What moves will we see/should we see from the Yankees?Hitting it Out of the Park 🤙Aaron Judge is off to a VERY good start!DJ LeMahieu is hot to start the season!Gleyber Torres is increasing his trade value!Out of the Park Picks 👇4/8-9 @BAL4/10-12 @CLE4/13-16 MINDown on the Farm 🚜Estevan Florial - Florial was designated for assignment last weekend, opening a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Colten Brewer. The outfielder wasn’t traded and somehow passed through waivers, allowing the Yankees to outright the outfielder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 7, 2023.Diamond Dispatch 📰How are the Rays Undefeated?Worst Teams in MLBYankee Baseball Brain Buster 🤔On April 7, 1994 this Yankees knocked in his 1,000 RBIBullpen Q&A ☎️You have opinions just like we do so we want to hear from you!Email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with us on Twitter @chasefor28podSend a voicemail http://chasefor28.com/voicemailNew Merch 👕Volpe #11Penne alla VolpeHe's Different
61. Yankees 2023 Team Preview and Predictions (3/29/23) - CF28-06152:53Home Plate HighlightsCurrent Record: 0-0 (1st ALE)Series: SF (0-0, 1st NLW)2023 Yankees Roster DiscussionNew Yankees: Anthony Volpe, Carlos Rodon, Jimmy CorderoUnbalanced ScheduleBOS 6/9-6/10HOU 8/3-8/6@ NYM 6/13-6/14, NYM 7/25-7/26ASG SEA 7/11ALE: BOS (10-3), TB (8-5), TOR (8-5), BAL (10-3) / 13 / 5236-16 in DivisionNew RulesYankees announce Prime Video schedule (17 games)Carlos Rodón feels encouraged after second bullpen sessionHitting it Out of the ParkAnthony VolpeWatchung, N.J. The Yankees' first-round Draft pick (30th overall) in 2019, Volpe is about as homegrown as it gets, having grown up playing baseball on Manhattan's Upper East Side and eventually into one of the Garden State's better prospects of the last decade.275 G - ROOKIE (34), A/A+ (109), AA (110), AAA (22)1259 PA, 1044 AB, 218 R, 274 H, 77 2B, 13 3B, 50 HR, 162 RBI, 89 SB, 17 CS, 166 BB, 257 K, .263 BA, .376 OBP, .505 SLGOut of the Park PicksOpening Series - SF - 3/30-4/2PHI 4/3-4/5@ BAL 4/6-4/9Chris says the Yankees will go 7-2AJ says the Yankees will go 5-4Down on the FarmOswaldo Peraza begins the season in AAADiamond DispatchPredictions: Chris/AJALE: Yankees/YankeesALC: Twins/GuardiansALW: Mariners/AstrosNLE: Mets/MetsNLC: Cardinals/CardinalsNLW: Padres/DodgersALCS: Yankees/AstrosNLCS: Padres/PhilliesWS: Yankees/AstrosYankee Baseball Brain BusterThis Yankee outfielder wore both 3 and 7. Two jersey numbers made famous by Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.Bullpen Q&AYou have opinions just like we do so we want to hear from you!Email us at email@example.comConnect with us on Twitter @chasefor28podSend a voicemail http://chasefor28.com/voicemail
60. BONUS: Yankees Open Spring 2023 with Loss to Phillies (2/26/23)09:31The New York Yankees played their first game of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida, over the weekend. Although they lost 7-4, many takeaways from the game were notable, including six in particular. Despite the introduction of new rules, including pitch clocks and shift restrictions, which are expected to change the game's dynamics, the Yankee's performance wasn't affected. The biggest highlight of the game was 20-year-old outfielder Jasson Dominguez, dubbed "The Martian," who hit a homer 420 feet to left-center field to lead off the fifth inning. Here are the five other takeaways from the game:First, Dominguez is the youngest player at big-league spring training for the Yankees and is considered the second-best prospect in the team's organization. Manager Aaron Boone praised Dominguez's understanding and ease of the strike zone, saying he has "no panic up there."Second, batters will need to adjust to the pitch clock, ensuring they're in the batter's box at the eight-second mark, and picking up signs from the third-base coach may prove challenging initially.Third, the pitch clock will make pitchers work faster on the mound, which will benefit infield defenses. Infielders will be more engaged than ever, and infield positioning will change.Fourth, Boone said there could be times when managers and umpires clash over the finer points of the new rules. There were some issues with the pitch clock resetting too soon during the game, which didn't give players enough time to get into their defensive positions.Fifth, infielders can no longer stand on the outfield grass due to shift restrictions, which might require some getting used to.Finally, despite Dominguez's impressive performance, he's focused on the task at hand and not on reaching the Bronx before the end of this season.
60. Yankees 2023 Spring Roundup Weeks 1 & 2 (2/26/23) - CF28-06012:05In this episode, we discuss the latest news and updates surrounding the New York Yankees. We cover Derek Jeter's new role as a Fox Sports MLB analyst, Brett Gardner's reassignment of locker for spring training, and the potential interest in trading for starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull. Additionally, we touch on the start of the Yankees' spring training camp, Nestor Cortes' recovery from an injury, the possibility of trading Gleyber Torres, and the team's outlook on filling the left-fielder position. We also delve into Frankie Montas' recovery from shoulder surgery, DJ LeMahieu's return to spring training, and the position battle for the fourth outfielder job. Finally, we highlight Sweeny Murti's new role with MLB's social media team.