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.

Categories : Playoffs

6 Comments»

  1. Count Zero says:

    My gut tells me that we would have to go 9-2 the rest of the way. Which seems highly unlikely especially given the matchups against Toronto this weekend.

    FYI, there’s a typo in the Sox column — it reads 4-8 where it should be 4-6.

  2. RJ - Ct says:

    I think 9-2 can be done. Todays games are huge, if the Sox can get swept and we can take care of business, it would almost be impossible for them to not feel the heat over the final week. Funny thing is, if given a choice, I get the feeling Red Sox nation would quickly sign on for 6-4 the rest of the way and take their chances.

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