The New York Yankees have 27 games left in the regular season. If they win all 27, they will finish with a record of 114-48.
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The Yankees have been one of the most dominant teams in baseball for the past few decades. However, they have struggled as of late. They have lost six of their last seven games and their star player, Aaron Judge, is injured. How many more games do they have left? And will they be able to turn things around?
Lack of Pitching
The New York Yankees are currently in a bit of a slump. They have lost six out of their last seven games and are now second in the AL East, behind the Tampa Bay Rays. A big reason for their struggles has been their lack of pitching. In those seven games, the Yankees have given up a total of 54 runs (7.71 per game). Compare that to their season average of 4.36 runs allowed per game, and it’s easy to see why they are struggling.
One silver lining for the Yankees is that they do have one of the best offenses in baseball. They are currently second in MLB in runs scored per game (5.58). So, even though their pitching has been struggling, they have still been able to score plenty of runs.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Yankees will be able to turn things around. They have a tough road ahead, with 27 games remaining against teams that are above .500. If they can’t get their pitching sorted out, it could be a long end to the season for the Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees have been beset by injuries this season, and it has taken a toll on their performance. They have already lost star players like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to long-term injuries, and other key players like Luis Severino and Dellin Betances have also missed time. This has left the Yankees’ lineup significantly weakened, and they have struggled to score runs as a result. The team is currently third in the AL East with a record of 44-43, and they are 9.5 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox. With so many injuries, it is hard to see the Yankees making a serious run at the division title this season. They will likely need to rely on their young players to step up if they are going to make a push for the playoffs.
Lack of Hitting
The New York Yankees are currently in last place in the American League East division with a record of 60-94. They are in danger of finishing the season with their worst record since 1992, when they went 71-91. The main reason for their struggles this season has been their lack of hitting. The Yankees have only scored 627 runs this season, which is the second fewest in the majors. They have also hit the second fewest home runs, with only 155. The Yankees’ struggles at the plate have been especially evident in recent weeks, as they have scored less than three runs per game over their last 30 games.
One bright spot for the Yankees has been the play of rookie right fielder Aaron Judge. Judge has hit .270 with 30 home runs and 66 RBIs in 99 games this season. He is one of the few bright spots on an otherwise disappointing team.
The Yankees have just 28 games remaining on their schedule, and it is looking increasingly likely that they will finish with a losing record for the fourth consecutive year.
Games Left in the Season
As of right now, the Yankees have played 155 out of 162 total games in the season. They have 7 games left in the season. Out of those 7 games, 4 are against the Baltimore Orioles and 3 are against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees have already clinched a spot in the playoffs, so their main focus now is to get home field advantage.
Games Against Top Teams
The New York Yankees have a lot of games left in the season, but how many of those are against top teams? Here’s a look at the Yankees’ remaining schedule and the quality of their opponents.
The Yankees have 27 games left in the season. They have seven games against the Boston Red Sox, six games against the Houston Astros, and four games each against the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. They also have three games each against the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, and two games each against the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox.
Of those 27 remaining games, 14 are against teams that are currently in first place or within two games of first place. So, nearly half of the Yankees’ remaining schedule is against tough opponents.
Games Against Bottom Teams
Of the Yankees’ remaining 51 games, 22 are against teams that currently have a losing record. That includes seven games against the Orioles (29-73) and six games against the Blue Jays (45-57), who are in last place in the AL East.
With the long grind of the season coming to a close, the Yankees have their eyes set on the postseason. They have been one of the best teams in baseball this year and have a realistic chance of making a deep October run. However, they need to win some more games to ensure that they have a spot in the playoffs. Let’s take a look at how many more games the Yankees have left to play.
Need to Win Games
The New York Yankees have their sights set on the playoffs and need to win games to make it there. They are in a tight race with the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, two other teams vying for a spot in the postseason. The Yankees have been playing well lately, but they need to continue their winning ways in order to ensure a spot in October baseball.
The good news for the Yankees is that they have a relatively easy schedule for the rest of the season. They will face off against some weak teams like the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays. If they can take care of business against these weaker opponents, they should have no problem winning enough games to make the playoffs.
Of course, everything can change in baseball very quickly. The Yankees could go on a losing streak at any time and find themselves out of contention. They will need to play their best baseball if they want to realize their postseason dreams.
Need Help from Other Teams
The New York Yankees have clinched a spot in the American League playoffs, but they are not assured of home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
The Yankees entered Tuesday’s games with a one-game lead over the Houston Astros for the best record in the AL. If the season ended today, the Yankees would host the Astros in the AL Division Series.
But there are still four days left in the regular season, and the Yankees need some help to make sure they have home-field advantage for as long as they stay alive in the playoffs.
Here’s a look at what needs to happen:
The Yankees need to finish with a better record than the Astros. That seems like a safe bet at this point, as the Yankees are 9-1 in their last 10 games while the Astros are 5-5. But if theAstros go on a hot streak while the Yankees stumble, it’s possible that could change. So let’s say that’s a 50-50 proposition right now.
The Yankees need to finish with a better record than the Cleveland Indians. Again, that seems like a safe bet considering that the Yankees are 8 1/2 games ahead of the Indians entering play Tuesday. But if Cleveland goes on a hot streak while New York struggles, it’s possible that could change. So let’s say that’s also a 50-50 proposition right now.
The Yankees need to finish with a better record than either team in “the wild card game.” The two teams who lose “the wild card game” will be eliminated from postseason contention, so it doesn’t really matter who those teams are or how well they’re playing right now. For our purposes, we’ll just say that there is an 80 percent chance that one of those teams will have a worse record than New York (and remember, we’re only talking about one of those teams, not both).
Putting all of those together, we get an (extremely) rough estimate that there is an 82 percent chance that Yankee Stadium will host at least one playoff game this October.