AL first wild card spot
New York Yankees
Overall record (through Sunday): 59-51
Last week: 3-4
This week: Off Monday; at Toronto Blue Jays (Tue.-Thu.); vs. Boston Red Sox (Fri.-Sun.)
I started working on the format of this article on Monday, as in last Monday, and at that time the Yankees led the East Division (albeit by just a half-game) with Boston in this position.
Now the Bronx Bombers sit three games back of their rivals. That’s what happens when one team goes 3-4 and the other goes 6-0 in a given week.
The Yankees and Red Sox play each other 10 times over the remainder of the season. Seven of those games, including three this coming weekend, will take place in New York.
With newly acquired Sonny Gray and a boosted bullpen, the Yankees have more than enough talent to rise out of this spot by the time October rolls around.
If not, they will likely settle for hosting the Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium. Maybe against the Kansas City Royals. I’m sure George Brett would love that.