27 Aug 2008
I am not one of the many who believed the Yankees had to sweep Boston this series to stay in the playoff hunt. But, losing the series would eliminate them in my mind. So, I definitely count the next two games as "must wins" Yes, even if they do that, four games back with less than 30 to play is a lot to overcome, but it is possible.
One interesting thing to keep an eye on is Sunday. The 31st is the last day teams can trade players and put them on postseason rosters. I found this little nugget burried in the bottom of this article, the Yankees have not put any of their "significant" players through waivers yet. If they lose another game to Boston I would expect that to change. I will leave it at that for now until we see what happens on the field.