• Relax, Boston Can’t Catch New York

    Posted by on September 24th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    Right now, the Yankees have an 8-game lead over the Red Sox, in the all-important loss column – with New York having 9 games left to play this season. Seems like a lock that they will finish ahead of Boston this season, no? Unless…

    Say that the Red Sox sweep their next three games against the Yankees. This would make it a 5-game lead with six to play. And, then suppose that Boston wins three of four from the White Sox while the Yankees drop two of three to the Blue Jays (in their respective series after this match-up in the Bronx).

    That would leave the Yankees with a 3-game lead over Boston with three games to play. And, this means the Red Sox would have to win all of their last three games against the Yankees (at Fenway Park) to close the season.

    Yeah, all said, Boston needs to go 9-1 to close out this season while the Yankees go 1-8 in order for the Red Sox to just tie the Yankees in the standings. Now, there’s almost no chance of both those things happening between today and the end of the season. The Yankees will be in the post-season this year and the Red Sox will not. There’s just too many games between the teams and not much time left on the clock. Rest easy, Yankeeland.

    Comments on Relax, Boston Can’t Catch New York

    1. Corey Italiano
      September 24th, 2010 | 8:24 am

      Most of us have been relaxed already :

      http://waswatching.com/2010/09/19/september-18th-the-orioles/

    2. Jim TreshFan
      September 24th, 2010 | 11:28 am

      I believe Boston trails New York by 8 games in the win column and by 7 games in the loss column. Otherwise I agree with you. But then, most of us wrote off the Bosux a while back.

    3. Evan3457
      September 24th, 2010 | 12:12 pm

      Well, yeah.

      And then, even if they tie for the Wild Card, the Sox would have to win a SEVENTH straight game vs. the Yanks in the one-game playoff to ace the Yanks out of the ALDS.

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