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Game 146: God Bless the Orioles (x 2)

As I said yesterday, may every game be against the Orioles. The Yankees beat the Orioles 4-3 yesterday, and while the game was much closer than it needed to be, a win is a win – and the Yankees need every one of those that they can get right now. There is a three-way virtual tie in the Wild Card race between Boston, Toronto, and New York, so we are in absolutely no position to complain about a win.

With that said, let’s get right to the takeaways, shall we?

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Game 145: God Bless the Orioles

God bless the Baltimore Orioles, am I right? I know the Yankees dropped 2 of 3 to them a few weeks ago, but they are so bad. They’re exactly what a scuffling team needs after a first dose of Minnesota Twins. The Yanks pounded the Orioles 7-2 last night after jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first 3 innings. May every game go like that from now until Halloween.

Let’s get right to the (delayed) takeaways.

Game 141: Another Night, Another Loss

The Yankees are absolutely embarrassing right now. I said this last night, and I meant it then. I mean it again tonight. There is absolutely no joy in watching this team play baseball right now. The only silver lining – to the extent this is even a silver lining – is that the Yankees are the very definition of an up-and-down team. The Blue Jays lost to the Orioles, somehow, and the Red Sox are currently losing. That means they still have a playoff spot.

And, of course, if they get into the playoffs, anything can happen. They are as good as anyone when they’re hot, and baseball is a dumb, stupid sport that can change on a dime. So it’s not all lost. That said, it’s not good. I would honestly be shocked if they made the playoffs at this point, and tonight’s embarrassment at the hands of the Mets (the Mets!) did not bolster my confidence.

Anyway, with all of that out of the way, let’s get to another round of depressing takeaways, shall we?

Game 140: An Embarrassing Display from Top to Bottom

That was embarrassing. Absolutely embarrassing. I have no affiliation with the Yankees aside from being a lifelong fan who writes about them in my free time, and I am still personally embarrassed after watching the last four games. Imagine how the team feels? Here are some statistics about the Yankees’ pathetic display against the Blue Jays, with whom the Yankees are now virtually tied for the Wild Card:

  • They scored 8 runs in 36 innings, with just 4 extra-base hits, 3 of which game in tonight’s game.
  • They allowed 25 runs in 36 innings.
  • In those 36 innings, they did not hold a single lead. Not even for an out.
  • Leads? They were only tied for 5 innings of the 36.
  • The team surrendered the first Wild Card spot and have lost 6 games in the standings to the Blue Jays in the last 6 days.

There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this, but anyway, let’s get to the takeaways.

Game 134: Giancarlo Saves the Day

Woof, things were looking bleak there for a second. Giancarlo Stanton stepped up, though, and saved what looked like it would be an impossibly frustrating loss. The Yankees beat the Orioles 4-3 on Friday night, and thank god for it. They’ve now won 2 in a row since dropping 4 in a row after winning 13 in a row.

Let’s get right to tonight’s takeaways, shall we?

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