5 Sep 2014
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Last night was a game that provided something that has been missing too often this season- fun. It’s always fun to beat Boston, but to do it after trailing in the ninth is even better. But as enjoyable as last night was, it won’t mean a thing if the Yankees can’t follow it up with a stretch of winning baseball
That has been the frustrating thing about this team, they simply can’t run off a hot streak. While the reasons for that are fairly obvious (no hitting, decimated pitching) the Yankees have to change that calculus if they want to make the playoffs. With 24 games remaining, they are four out of a playoff spot. In addition, they have to play better than not only Detroit, but Seattle, which is 3.5-games ahead of them. If both teams play .500 ball the rest of the way (no sure bet) the Yankees would need at least 88 wins to tie one of them for the final playoff spot.
That is going to require a finishing sprint of 16-8 from the Yankees. Not impossible, but not likely based on what we have seen so far. But, they had a “springboard” win last night. Now we have to see if it gets them going.