Thursday, September 23, 2010

Did last night's loss cost them the division?

There's really no need to go over the game in detail. If you saw it you know what happened, and if you happened to miss the game you should consider yourself lucky. Basically, CC Sabathia pitched pretty well through five, the Yankees gave him a 3-1 lead, and then it all fell apart. CC gave up six runs in the 6th, the Yankees bats gave up, and the Rays won the game, the season series, and in my opinion, put themselves in the AL East driver's seat.

Not only do they now own the tiebreaker, but they're even in the loss column, and have a very easy final ten games (Mariners, Royals, O's). On the other hand, the Yankees face the Red Sox six more times, with three games against the Blue Jays in the middle.

You figure the Rays will win at least six of their final ten, which means the Yankees have to go 6-3 over their final nine to win the division. Can they? I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling too good about their chances.

What do you think, did last night kill the Yanks chances at the division?

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