Game 159: Must WinBy
The Yankees have entered must win territory. The magic number is five with only four games to play, so the only way they control their own destiny is by winning every game the rest of the season including the Game 163 tiebreaker. They can’t count on the Red Sox beating the Orioles today (haha), nor can they count on the Rays — who can be eliminated from postseason contention today with a loss and an Athletics win — to help them out next week. The Yankees blew a ten-game lead and blew a very winnable game yesterday, so the breathing room is gone. They’re playing playoff games right now. Here’s the lineup…
RHP Phil Hughes
This afternoon’s game starts a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.