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Yankees Postseason Chances


 The Yankees are 2.5 games behind the Orioles and Rays for first place in the AL East. They are 26-22 with a .542 winning percentage, good for third in the East. Their 5 game winning streak was stopped last night after a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. Before that streak, the Yanks were tied for last place and had a 3 game losing streak, not to mention at .500 winning percent going 21-21.

I think the Yankees are playing hot and dealing with their injuries well, replacing all of them without any flaws in it. No doubt about it, the AL East is easily the best division in baseball, seeing that every team in it is .500 through at least 48 games. The Yankees have an insanely hard road to get to the playoffs playing through Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Both teams have a winning percent of about .600. The Yankees have 114 more games to the season, and their players are really gonna have to show that they mean business. As for pitching, the Yankees rotation’s top winner in C.C. Sabathia, only has 6 games won. If you are a Yankee fan, and you are a true Yankee fan, you can’t count on any of the Yankee starters to win except Sabathia and slightly Ivan Nova. But remember, their bullpen is almost lights-out. They have Boone Logan, Rafael Soriano, and Cory Wade as just their top 3 relievers right now.

 

 I think in the end the Yankees will probably win the wild-card, but they need to play hard and win. 

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