The Yankees have struggled as of late and are currently out of first place. How many games are they out of first place?
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The Yankees’ current standings
The Yankees are currently in first place in their division with a record of 87-53. They are 5.5 games ahead of the second place team, the Tampa Bay Rays.
How many games the Yankees are out of first place
The Yankees are currently out of first place by 11 games. They were in first place for a majority of the season, but have recently fallen behind the Red Sox. Many people are wondering how many games the Yankees will need to win in order to take back first place. Let’s take a look at the remaining schedule and see if we can predict how many games the Yankees will need to win in order to take first place back from the Red Sox.
The Yankees’ current record
The Yankees are currently in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 68-68. They are 8.5 games behind the first place Red Sox and 7 games behind the second place Rays.
The Yankees’ run differential
The Yankees’ run differential is the difference between the total runs scored by the Yankees and the total runs scored against them. As of September 21, 2019, the Yankees have a run differential of +193, meaning they have scored 193 more runs than they have allowed. This is the best run differential in baseball, and it puts them far ahead of the second-best team in this metric, the Houston Astros (+168).
The Yankees’ run differential is important because it is a good predictor of how many games a team will win. In general, teams with a better run differential will win more games than teams with a worse run differential. This is because teams that score more runs and allow fewer runs are more likely to win than teams that do not score as many runs or allow as many runs.
The Yankees’ run differential indicates that they are one of the best teams in baseball and that they are likely to win a lot of games.
The Yankees’ remaining schedule
The Yankees’ remaining opponents
The Yankees have a difficult road ahead of them if they want to catch the Red Sox in the AL East standings. They have 27 games remaining, and their opponents have a combined record of .509. Here’s a look at the Yankees’ remaining schedule:
vs. Blue Jays (7 games)
vs. Orioles (7 games)
vs. Rays (7 games)
at Red Sox (4 games)
vs. Astros (2 games)
The Yankees’ remaining home games
31 vs. Rays
Sep 1 vs. Rays
2 vs. Orioles
3 vs. Orioles
4 vs. Blue Jays
The Yankees’ remaining road games
The Yankees will face the Tampa Bay Rays on the road September 10-12, followed by a three-game home series against the Toronto Blue Jays September 13-15. They will then travel to Baltimore to take on the Orioles September 16-17 before returning home for a three-game set against
the Rays September 18-20. New York will have another three game home series, this time against the Boston Red Sox, from September 21-23. They close out the month with a four game road series in Toronto September 24-27.
The Yankees’ playoff chances
As of September 18, 2019, the New York Yankees are 7.5 games out of first place in the American League East. They are also 5.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. This means that the Yankees’ chances of making the playoffs are pretty slim.
The Yankees’ playoff odds
The Yankees’ playoff chances currently sit at 87.7 percent, according to FanGraphs. That is the highest percentage of any team in baseball and is an increase of nearly 20 percent from where it sat at the beginning of the month.
The Yankees have a 3.5-game lead over the second-place Rays in the American League East and are five games up on the Red Sox in the division. They also have a comfortable seven-game cushion over the Athletics for the first wild card spot.
With just over a month to go in the regular season, it would take a collapses of historic proportions for the Yankees to miss the playoffs. They are all but assured of making it back to October baseball.
The Yankees’ remaining games against playoff teams
The Yankees have already played the Twins, and they have seven games left against the Rays. They also have six games left against the Red Sox and three against the A’s. So, a total of 16 games against teams that are currently in playoff position.
The Yankees have 27 games left to play overall.
The Yankees’ recent results
The Yankees have not been doing well lately. They are currently out of first place in the American League East division. In their last ten games, they have only won four times. This is a significant drop in performance for a team that was once one of the best in baseball.
The Yankees’ last 10 games
The New York Yankees have played 89 games so far this season. Entering play on July 23, they have a record of 52-37, good for second place in the American League East, 3.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays. They have also played more games than any other team in baseball.
In their last 10 games, the Yankees are 5-5. They started the stretch with a loss to the Rays on July 13, then won four straight against the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays. They dropped the first two games of a four-game set against the Red Sox before winning on July 22.
The Yankees’ last 20 games
The Yankees have played 20 games so far this season. They have won nine and lost 11. This puts them four games out of first place in the American League East.
The Yankees’ next game
The Yankees are currently in first place with a record of 55-28. They are 6.5 games ahead of the Red Sox, who are in second place with a record of 48-34. The Yankees’ next game is against the Red Sox on Friday, July 13 at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees’ opponent
The Detroit Tigers
The next game is against the Detroit Tigers
The Yankees’ starting pitcher
The Yankees’ next game is on Friday, and their starting pitcher will be Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees are currently in second place in the American League East, two games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox.
The Tampa Bay Rays are in first place in the American League East with a record of 18-10. The New York Yankees are in second place with a record of 17-11, two games behind the Rays.