As I look at the AL Wildcard standings this AM, and see the Yankees are just 4 back in that race, I want to say thank you to the Tigers, A’s, Cubs, Mariners, and Pirates. Why?
It’s because the Yankees, to date, are 19-2 this season when playing the Tigers, A’s, Cubs, Mariners, and Pirates. And, against the rest of the teams that they have played, New York is 19-35. (Yes, 19 and 35.)
Without the contributions from the Tigers, A’s, Cubs, Mariners, and Pirates, the Yankees season, right now, would be hopeless. As it stands now, however, there’s something to shoot for – as it is attainable.