- The Yankees’ Current Situation
- The Yankees’ Remaining Schedule
- The Yankees’ Chances of Making the Playoffs
The New York Yankees have the most games left to play of any team in the majors, but how many more do they have to win to clinch a playoff spot?
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The Yankees’ Current Situation
The Yankees have been on a hot streak lately, winning 14 out of their last 17 games. With a record of 91-71, they are now tied for the lead in the AL East with the Boston Red Sox. They have also clinched a spot in the playoffs. So, how many more games do they have left?
The Yankees’ Record
The Yankees are currently in first place in the American League East with a record of 85-53. They have a 6.5 game lead over the second place Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees have 28 games remaining in the regular season.
The Yankees’ Position in the Standings
The Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East with a record of 91-71. They are 3.5 games ahead of the Rays, who are in second place. The Yankees have nine games left to play in the regular season. They have three games against the Blue Jays, three games against the Orioles, and three games against the Red Sox.
The Yankees’ Remaining Schedule
The Yankees have a lot of games left in their season. They have a total of 81 games remaining. They have 40 home games and 41 away games. They have 19 games remaining against teams in their division and they have to play the Red Sox 7 more times.
The Yankees’ Opponents
The Yankees have 30 games remaining in the regular season. They play 18 games at home and 12 on the road. Here is a break down of their opponents by baseball division:
-Boston Red Sox (7 home, 7 away)
-Baltimore Orioles (6 home, 6 away)
-Tampa Bay Rays (4 home, 6 away)
-Toronto Blue Jays (4 home, 4 away)
-Cleveland Indians (3 home, 3 away)
-Detroit Tigers (3 home, 3 away)
-Kansas City Royals (3 home, 3 away)
-Minnesota Twins (3 home, 3 away)Chicago White Sox (3 home, 3 away)
-Houston Astros (3 home, 3 away)
-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (3 home, 3 away) Oakland Athletics (6 home, 6 away) Seattle Mariners (7 home, 7 away) Texas Rangers (4 home, 6 Away),
The Yankees’ Probable Pitchers
The Yankees have 31 games left to play in the 2019 regular season. Here are the probable pitchers for those games, as well as their win-loss records and ERA:
Luis Severino: 4-6, 4.93 ERA
Masahiro Tanaka: 11-7, 4.56 ERA
James Paxton: 15-6, 3.82 ERA
CC Sabathia: 6-8, 4.95 ERA
J.A. Happ: 12-8, 5.34 ERA
Domingo Germán: 18-4, 4.03 ERA
The Yankees’ Chances of Making the Playoffs
The Yankees are currently in second place in the AL East, but they are only two games back from the first place team. They have seven games left to play. They are facing the Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Orioles. The Yankees have a chance to make the playoffs, but it will be a tough road ahead.
The Yankees’ Magic Number
As the condensed MLB season comes to a close, the New York Yankees currently sit atop the AL East standings. With a 27-21 record, they are 1.5 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and 3 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees have play each team 9 more times and have their work cut out for them if they want to secure their spot in the playoffs.
The “magic number” is a concept used by baseball fans to determine how many more games a team has to win in order to clinch a playoff berth. For example, if the Yankees have a magic number of 5, that means they need to win 5 more games or have any combination of 5 Yankee wins and Rays losses. As of September 21st, the Yankees’ magic number is 10.
The Yankees remaining schedule is as follows:
vs. Baltimore Orioles (9/22-9/24)
vs. Toronto Blue Jays (9/25-9/27)
at Baltimore Orioles (9/28-9/30)
at Tampa Bay Rays (10/1-10/4)
vs. Miami Marlins (10/5-10/7)
at Atlanta Braves (10/8-10/11)
The Yankees’ Elimination Number
The Yankees’ elimination number is the number of losses by the Yankees or the number of wins by the Orioles needed for the Yankees to be mathematically eliminated from winning the AL East or from qualifying for a Wild Card spot. The Yankees’ elimination number for winning the AL East is 2, and their elimination number for qualifying for a Wild Card spot is 3.
The Yankees’ Chances of Winning the Division
With only a few weeks left in the regular season, the Yankees’ chances of winning the AL East are looking pretty good. They currently hold a comfortable lead over the second-place Red Sox, and they’re also ahead of the third-place Rays.
Even if the Yankees were to lose every remaining game, they would still probably make the playoffs as a wild card team. So, their fans can probably start making plans for October baseball!