The Yankees ARE right in the thick of it. They are a different team than the one that lost 10 games in a row in august. The addition of Dominguez has apparently made them a powerhouse. NY media already has a spot for him reserved in Cooperstown.Yankees are 5.5 games better than the Sox, if you remove head to head games. Sox are 64-67 when not playing the Yankees.
I guess we can take solace in the fact that were the Sox, say 5-4 against the Yankees instead of 8-1, the Yankees would be right in the thick of it.
So we got that going for us.
(15-4 against Yankees and Jays, 57-64 against everyone else. 15-8 in July, 57-60 the rest of the season. 0-9 at home against Miami, St. L and Pitt- teams that are a combined 31 games under .500 when not playing the Sox). Meh, we could do this all day- this team just isn’t very good.
They are well on their way to that kind of finish. Undefeated so far in September.The Yankees have between a 1-2% chance of making the playoffs depending on where you look. They would have to finish the season 19-4 to reach the projected 89 wins of Texas/Toronto for the final spot.
And, just for clarity's sake, I was being sarcastic. Even pros need to practice things like rundowns. Clearly, this Red Sox team does. That was an embarrassing display.Which means the people that should be "finished" are the folks in the minors who are not teaching very well at all.