The New York Yankees have a slim chance of making the playoffs this year. The Bronx Bombers are currently in fourth place in the American League East standings, nine games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
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The Yankees have clinched a playoff berth and are currently in first place in the American League East with a record of 91-71. They are one game ahead of the second-place Rays and four games ahead of the third-place Red Sox. The Yankees have a magic number of two to clinch the division title, meaning any combination of Yankees wins and Rays losses totaling two will give New York the division crown.
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The New York Yankees are currently in third place in the American League East standings, behind the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. They are also behind the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros in the Wild Card standings. As of September 18th, they have a record of 87-62 and are five games behind the Rays for the division lead. They are also two games behind the A’s for the first Wild Card spot and 1.5 games behind the Astros for the second Wild Card spot.
There are 17 games remaining in their regular season schedule. Nine of those games are against teams that are ahead of them in either the division or Wild Card standings (Rays, Red Sox, A’s, Astros). They also have three games against the Toronto Blue Jays, who are just two games behind them in the Wild Card standings.
Due to their current position in the standings and their remaining schedule, their chances of making the playoffs are not very good. In order to have a chance at making the playoffs, they would need to win almost all of their remaining games and hope that other teams ahead of them lose some games as well.
As of September 18th, the Yankees have played 148 games and have a record of 91-57. They are currently in first place in the American League East by 6.5 games over the Boston Red Sox. With 19 games left to play, they are all but guaranteed to make the playoffs. They have a magic number of 2, meaning any combination of Yankee wins and Red Sox losses totaling 2 will result in the Yankees clinching the division.
The Yankees have been on a roll lately, winning 8 out of their last 10 games. Their starting pitching has been excellent, with ace Luis Severino leading the way. He has an record of 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and is a candidate for the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in each league. The Yankees offense has also been clicking lately, scoring 7 or more runs in 4 of their last 10 games.
The Yankees are currently scheduled to face the Red Sox 7 more times this season, including 4 times in Boston. These remaining head-to-head matchups could go a long way towards deciding who wins the division title. The Yankees will need to keep playing well if they want to maintain their lead over the Red Sox and guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs.
what needs to happen for the yankees to make the playoffs
The New York Yankees are currently in third place in the American League East, but they are only five games back of the second-place Baltimore Orioles and six games back of the first-place Boston Red Sox. With 28 games remaining in the regular season, the Yankees still have a chance to make the playoffs.
In order to make the playoffs, the Yankees will need to win a majority of their remaining games and hope that either the Orioles or the Red Sox falter down the stretch. The Orioles are scheduled to play seven games against the Yankees and three games against the Red Sox in September, while the Red Sox are scheduled to play six games against the Orioles and four games against the Yankees.
If the Yankees can win at least 18 of their 28 remaining games and if either the Orioles or the Red Sox go into a tailspin, then there is a good chance that New York will find itself playing meaningful baseball in October.