Sep
19

What it will take to win the East

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Let’s reset yesterday’s look at what it will take to win the division. With a Yankee win yesterday and a Boston loss, as Joe discussed this morning, the Yankees find themselves just 2.5 games out of first place (2 on the loss side).

As Cool Standings tells me that the Yanks win the division 22.8 percent of the time – the highest its been since the start of May – let’s take a look at what it will take for the Yanks to win the division. Remember: All they have to do is tie the Red Sox, and the AL East crown is theirs.

If the Red Sox go… then the Yanks have to go…
0-103-8
1-94-7
2-85-6
3-76-5
4-67-4
5-58-3
6-49-2
7-310-1
8-211-0

It’s possible, if a bit improbable right now, for the Yanks to capture that crown. They just have to keep winning. And I’m trying not to think too hard about the Devil Rays’ blowing those two games against Boston last week. Oh, the “What If’s” of baseball.

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