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Seattle Mariners Series Preview: August 5 – 8

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The Yankees continue their homestand fresh off winning a series against the Orioles the hard way, taking the last two after losing the series opener. They have now won 3 series in a row and are 16-8 in their last 24 games, which is tied with Tampa for the best record in the league in that timespan. They look to keep the good times rolling against the enigmatic Seattle Mariners this weekend.

The Mariners are always an interesting team that sticks around the Wild Card race for a while before fizzling out in the end. Right now, they are only 1 game behind the Yankees (2 in the loss column) for in Wild Card standings which makes this a huge series. Winning 3 of 4 will go a long way towards burying Seattle’s postseason chances and helping the Yankees reach their October goals.

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Baltimore Orioles Series Preview: August 2 – August 4

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The Yankees are back in the Bronx and start a three game series against the Orioles this evening. The toughest stretch of the team’s schedule (to date) is over, and now, the Bombers have a pretty light schedule upcoming. It’s time to clean up and make some of the teams ahead of them in the standings feel some heat.

Nothing short of a sweep will be satisfactory here. The Orioles are the doormat of the American League and should be handled accordingly. Sure, the Birds are 6-4 over their last ten games, but there’s really no excuse to drop a game here. Let’s catch up with the Orioles right after the break.

Miami Marlins Series Preview: July 30 – August 1

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Well, after once again failing to sweep a series — the Yankees are now 3-10 when going for a sweep this year — and suffering their worst loss since 2007, the Bombers with their newfound lefty power head to Miami to take on the Marlins this weekend. The last time these two teams played, the Marlins took 2 of 3 to finish the 2020 season and qualify for the playoffs.

Tampa Bay Rays Series Preview: July 27-29

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I think we are officially at the point in the season where every game and every series is a must-win for the Yankees, and it doesn’t really matter who it’s against. They are 3.5 games back of the second wildcard spot, so wins are imperative and the fact that the series is against a team that the Yankees are “chasing” is secondary; the should-be rival Tampa Bay Rays are 8 games ahead of New York and one back of Boston.  After a deflating series against the Red Sox, the Yankees are once again hoping for the tide to turn as they head to the Trop.

Boston Red Sox Season Preview: July 22 to July 25

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The Yankees are riding high as they head into Fenway Park this weekend. With 9 wins in the team’s last 12 games, things are looking up for the Bombers. Winning the division is still a longshot, though a great weekend in Boston could significantly close the gap. A four game sweep, as difficult as that would be to achieve, would bring the Yankees within 3 games of the Red Sox. Hey, we can dream.

As Bobby noted this morning, this series begins an extremely difficult seven game stretch. The Yankees have already handled some tough opponents in the last week or two, but going on the road again will present a big challenge. Hopefully, the Yankees can get some guys back from the COVID-IL before this road trip ends. That would be a huge boost. But for now, the sole focus is on this weekend’s series against their rivals, regardless of who’s available or not.

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