That might be the best Yankees-Red Sox win probability graph I’ve seen. In the most important series of the year, the Yankees showed up to take game one with a commanding 8-3 victory behind a huge game from Giancarlo Stanton and Gerrit Cole. He said pressure is a privilege, and he came through tonight with that pressure. The Yankees have won 4 in a row and are now just a game back of the Sox for the first Wild Card spot. To the takeaways:
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It is time for the most important series of the year. After yesterday’s much needed off-day following the 20 game in 20 day stretch, the Yankees shipped up to Boston for a crucial weekend series that has huge Wild Card implications. The Yankees are riding high going into this one following the sweep of Texas, and believe it or not, they are 7-3 in their last 10 games. I don’t know about you, but that sweep was quite calming after the debacle against Cleveland over the weekend. The Yankees find themselves 2 games back of Boston for that first Wild Card spot, so let’s hope they can take care of business this weekend and either tighten up that race or outright take the first spot for themselves.
After being outscored 22-4 this weekend against Cleveland to the point that we didn’t even bother recapping the games (just kidding, we were all just busy), the Yankees bounced back with a much needed 4-3 win. Of course a 4-0 lead in the 2nd turned into a 1 run nailbiter for most of the night, but a win’s a win. To the takeaways:
News & Notes
- Baseball America updated their top 100 prospects list and the Yankees have 3. Anthony Volpe has moved all the way up to #22 on their list. Oswald Peraza comes in at #59 and Jasson Dominguez is #61.
- After his 7 shutout innings with 11 K’s last week, Josh Maciewjewski was named the High-A East Pitcher of the Week.
The AAA, AA, and A affiliates all had their scheduled Monday off-day. For a recap of this weekend’s action, check out Derek’s great weekend recap from yesterday.
Wow. It is hard to overstate how big that game was. Staring down the barrel of an 8 game losing streak and losing their hold on a playoff spot, the Yankees fought back in this one. After going up 5-0 only to find themselves down 7-5 after 7 innings, the team showed a ton of resilience putting across 3 runs in the 8th to retake the lead. And after some shaky middle relief, Albert Abreu and Aroldis Chapman locked things down to secure to victory. Aaron Boone described it as “just about a perfect night” and in the end it was. Let’s get to the takeaways: