We know they can’t lose to the Twins. It would be as if the Iowa Confederacy beat the Cubs or worse.Even if they do hold on, it’s hard to see them beating literally anyone in a possible series. It would be a fitting end to this season if NY held onto the #2 seed and were swept by the Twins in the ALDS.
I don’t think anyone saw this coming. I mean, I thought they were playing over their heads in the first half but not anywhere close to as bad as this.Right, that’s how bad NY is right now and have been for close to two months. They just had their worst 50 game stretch since 1991, their lineup outside of Judge is completely dead.
They were really healthy in the first half, they have had some huge injuries in the second half. Stanton went out and hasn't gotten back into rhythm, Carpenter looked like vintage Barry Bonds before going out, Michael King was huge for them in the pen, and a lot of other pitchers are out, something like 7 of their normal staff.I don’t think anyone saw this coming. I mean, I thought they were playing over their heads in the first half but not anywhere close to as bad as this.
A bunch of these guys are running out of time, not sure any of the position players will be upgrades on the starting lineup at this point. DJ could maybe replace Donaldson, but Carpenter and Benintendi I think have to be bench guys at this point, Carpenter defensively in NY's LF is scary. Montas also I don't think makes the roster unless he looks awesome in his one chance to return and they like him for one of the nine relief spots as an emergency second long guy behind German.I'm really curious what the ideal playoff lineup for the Yankees will look like if everyone is healthy by the first round of the playoffs.
Impressive, though Houston and Dodgers show there is more than one way to skin a cat