LADY AT THE BAT: The More Yankees Win, The More They Have To Win

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The More Yankees Win, The More They Have To Win

Make that three straight wins for the Yankees. Make it also three days closer to the August 1 trade deadline.

What does it all mean?

Well, the way I see it, the more the Yankees keep winning, the more they have to keep winning. If they drop a few games this week, it will only keep them at .500, and we'll be no closer to a decision about this team than we were on Friday.

Right now they are 47-46, a game over .500 for the first time since, well, I can't remember the last time the the Yankees were above .500.  They have the Orioles to thank for it, who, to me, looked like they really didn't try to win the first two games of this series. If they're not interested in winning the series, that's fine with me. 

There are two more games with the Orioles, before the SF Giants come to town. After that, the next road trip, with stops in Houston and Tampa Bay, before August 1 arrives. By the time they set foot in the Trop next Friday, their fate will be sealed--as long as they're sufficiently above or below .500. Will we have two teams playing meaningless games in that hell hole, or just one? Time will tell.

For now, let's just enjoy last night's win, hold the happy memories of Eovaldi, Swarzak, Castro and Headley close to our hearts, and hope for more of the same tonight.

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