Things were looking rather bleak for the New York Yankees over the past few weeks, but it appears as if the Bronx Bombers are back.
The New York Yankees went an abysmal 5-15 over a 20-game stretch including a seven-game losing streak and a separate five-game losing streak. Now, fast forward exactly a week, and they’re on a six-game winning streak, Luke Voit is the Major League Home Run Leader, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gio Urshela are back, and it appears as if Aaron Judge will return soon as well.
Nonetheless, things are looking up for the New York Yankees. Only a week ago we were bracing ourselves for the potential reality that we might not see the Yankees play in the postseason, but now those World Series expectations are back and just as alive as they’ve ever been.
The Bronx Bombers have scored an AMAZING 41 runs over their past six games while allowing only nine, that’s a 29-run differential. They’ve been on fire, to say the least, and this might only be the beginning.
After scoring 20 runs on Tuesday night thanks in part to the fact that Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela were back in the lineup, it looks as if this might be the team we could be watching for the remainder of the season *knocks on wood*.
With Judge likely returning to the lineup on Friday against the Red Sox, and Gleyber Torres hopefully coming back soon as well, things are looking up.
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The Yankees currently sit four games behind the Rays in the American League East, and unfortunately, it appears as if it might stay that way due to the fact that the two won’t play each other anymore this season.
HOWEVER, with the MLB extending the postseason this year to include eight teams from both the American and National Leagues, the Yankees have all but secured a spot in the postseason barring a huge collapse.
If the season were to end today (Wednesday, September 16th), the Yankees would be the five-seed In the American League and would face-off against the Minnesota Twins in the three-game Wild Card Series.
I wouldn’t get too attached to that matchup as there are still 12 baseball games to be played, and as we have seen this season, a lot can happen in 12 games.