The Yankees (90-56), just some weeks in the past, believed they might catch the Crimson Sox within the AL East. Now, after posting a 5-6 mark to this point in September, New York could must journey to Oakland in a one-game wild-card assembly because the A’s are simply 1 1/2 video games again within the wild-card standings.
Although considerations are excessive at Yankee Stadium, proprietor Hal Steinbrenner isn’t pinning blame on supervisor Aaron Boone.
“Aaron Boone has carried out a great job coping with all these shifting components and positively has the respect of the gamers,’’ Steinbrenner informed the New York Put up. “General we now have been proud of the selection.’’
The Yankees have 16 video games remaining, together with six in opposition to Boston, three in opposition to Toronto, three in opposition to Baltimore and 4 in opposition to Tampa Bay.
Steinbrenner mentioned the ultimate stretch of the season will likely be powerful in opposition to divisional groups, and cited optimism with well being updates concerning Aaron Choose and Aroldis Chapman. However, maybe most significantly for Boone, Steinbrenner appears positive with the prospect of touring to Oakland for a winner-take-all wild-card sport.
“I’m undecided disillusioned can be the phrase I might select concerning [playing in] Oakland. I would definitely desire to play in NY after all,” Steinbrenner mentioned. “Having mentioned that, whether it is to be the wild-card sport then the main target of our gamers will likely be to beat no matter crew is in entrance of them. [Regardless] of what metropolis we’re in. That a lot I do know for sure.’’
New York begins a nine-game homestead Friday in opposition to the Blue Jays.