• If The Yankees Lose Tonight

    Posted by on June 29th, 2005 · Comments (3)

    Coming into today, here are the June winning percentages for each AL team:

    Angels .708
    White Sox .696
    A’s .680
    Indians .640
    Red Sox .640
    Tigers .542
    Twins .520
    Mariners .500
    Orioles .462
    Yankees .462
    Royals .440
    Blue Jays .423
    Devil Rays .320
    Rangers .320

    There are only four teams in the AL worse than the Yankees, so far, this month. If the Yankees lose tonight, and the Royals and Blue Jays win, then there will be only two teams with worse June records in the AL.

    If they Yankees lose tonight, that puts their June record at 12-15. Those 15 losses would a “month-high” (or low?) mark for the season. (The Yankees lost 14 games in April and 10 in May.)

    After tonight, the Yankees have 84 games left this season. If the Yankees lose tonight, they would have to play .607 ball the rest of the way to get 90 wins for the season.

    But, it’s not like a win tonight will change much here either. June has just been a terrible month for New York – like April was for them. Time to close the book on it and move on.

    The Yankees need to win at least 16 games in July to pull back into this thing. Another month of 10-12 wins is just not going to do it.

    So, what I’m saying is this: If they Yankees lose more than 10 games in the month of July, turn out the lights, because the party (as lame as it has been this year) will be over.

    The countdown begins on Friday.

    Comments on If The Yankees Lose Tonight

    1. phil
      June 29th, 2005 | 4:44 pm

      the Yankees can go 14-12 in July, and the Red Sox can go 15-11, and they could still come out of it 6 games back

      until the Red Sox can prove that they can close out games- I don’t see them doing much in July either.

      you have to wonder just how well the O’s could have been without all of the injuries….and I think they have a brighter future than most AL East teams

    2. Jen
      June 29th, 2005 | 9:26 pm

      Well, at least they can’t lose tonight.

    3. June 29th, 2005 | 9:51 pm

      Or tomorrow!

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