Welcome to September, everyone! We are now in the stretch run of the 2015 baseball season. The Yankees are 72-58, 1.5 games behind the first place Toronto Blue Jays, and in the Wild Card race, they hold the first spot by 4 games. The Texas Rangers hold the second spot, with Minnesota, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Baltimore all in contention.
The Yankees have 28 games left this month:
As you can see, seven are against the division-leading Blue Jays, and nine are against Wild Card contenders (Tampa Bay and Baltimore). Of course, as we learned last night, the other teams on this schedule will be competitive as well.
In other words, September won't be a cakewalk for the New York Yankees.
It's so tempting to think beyond this month, to things like having to face either Cole Hamels or Colby Lewis in the Wild Card Game (Yikes!), or instead, getting to play the Twins (Careful what you wish for.). Don't yield to temptation, however. These next 28 games are what's important right now. More specifically, tonight's game in Boston is what's important right now.
Take care of business today. Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Go Yankees.