According to fangraphs, as of this morning, the Red Sox have a 99.8 % chance of reaching the post-season this year, via winning the division or getting the wildcard, whereas the Yankees have a 15.9 % chance.
Starting this evening, the two teams face off against each other for a four game series in the Bronx.
It will be Jake Peavy against Ivan Nova tonight – followed by Felix Doubront versus Andy Pettitte on Friday. And, over the weekend, it will be John Lackey and David Huff on Saturday with Jon Lester and Hiroki Kuroda on Sunday. (Figures, the game I will be going to, I pull Huff!)
The Yankees have to win at least three of four in this series, all things considered, to continue their fight to make the playoffs this year.
Even if Boston loses three of four, I don’t think it hurts their chances to play in October. But, I have to think that they want to win as many of these games as possible.
The Yankees have won 12 of their last 17 games. The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 13 games. Both teams are “hot” right now.
This all has the makings of one exciting four game series starting in Yankee Stadium today. Are you up for it? Why? And, what do you think will happen in the four games?