Yankees clinch playoff berth with win over Rays


For the third straight year and 16th time in the last 17 years, the Yankees are headed to the playoffs. They clinched no worse than the wildcard spot with this afternoon’s win over the Rays, and they can clinch the AL East crown as soon as tonight with a win in the second game of the doubleheader and a Red Sox loss. A full game recap will be up shortly.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs


  1. Dela G says:

    All we do is win win win no matter what….

  2. David, Jr. says:

    Nunez two hits, home run, two steals.

    Time to shine, baby!

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Everyone so concerned about our “b” lineup. Is Nunez A or B? Guy can give Cano/Jeter/Arod a day off and usually does something good although he has had some bad moments. Gotta love it.

  3. mustang says:

    As fan I like to say


  4. jon says:

    part of me kinda wanted to let the rays win these 2 games just to put more pressure on the red sox

    o well

    • Vocabulary says:

      Really stupid thought, Jon. A true fan always roots for his team. No exceptions–ever. Nothing gets in the way.

      • D-Rob's Great Escape says:

        That’s why I think some fans of BOS that said they didn’t want NY to win these games because they could never root for the Yankees aren’t real fans of their team, you want whats best for your team not whats worse for your rival. You can bet your ass if NY was in BOS situation I would have been rooting for them to beat TB.

    • Bulasteve says:

      Would rather face the Sux than the Rays in the ALCS.

  5. bonestock94 says:

    woooooooooooooooooooo, can’t wait till they clinch the division and throw a AAA lineup daily.

  6. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Any chance we see Betances after we clinch? I would really love to see this kid pitch, maybe next season if the AAA Yankees are in Staten Island I can see him if not.

  7. theyankeewarrior says:

    Awesome season thus far. Fun as hell.

    Go O’s. Clinch the East. Rest the regulars. Sweep the Sox. Line CC up.

    Bring on the Dexas Rangers.

    • D-Rob's Great Escape says:

      I agree with everything you said but I bet we play DET not TX, they both have the same record but TX hasn’t clinched yet so they will probaly try harder to win down the stretch and end up with a better record because of it.

  8. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wally Matthews said the Yankees will win the AL East because we signed Soriano.

    He was correct.

    Bow to master Wally Matthews.

  9. David, Jr. says:

    Lots of petty little criticisms all year toward Cashman and Girardi.

    I give them both A+. Despite a retirement that definitely hurt the Yankees, and a very significant injury to one of the best players in baseball, their management will bring an AL East winner, the best record in the AL which will mean home field advantage, a rested and ready World Series contender, the development of significant young players, and the complete retention of a very strong farm system for the future.

  10. Buck Foston says:

    My favorite part of this season (so far)?

    D-Rob stepping up and showing he’s the fucking man. Nothing gives a fan peace of mind like having a solid bullpen.

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