The Yanks can keep pressure on Beantown with a win today, but they’ll have to get past Marcus Stroman and spoiler-minded Toronto Blue Jays. The wise guys actually have New York as a slight favorite, and the books on the Astros-Red Sox matchup is dead even with a Over/Under of 9. Let’s look at some lineup possibilities.
Month: September 2017
The big question today is which Masahiro Tanaka will show up? He’s 12-12 on the season with a 4.94 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, and has been inconsistent over his last five starts. If the Yankees do indeed win the Wild Card play-in, Tanaka would likely start Game 2 of the ALDS, and the club needs him to be dialed in. Let’s see who can help or hurt your lineup.
The good news is that the first place Boston Red Sox finish out their season with four games against the Houston Astros — who are still vying for home field advantage in the postseason. The bad news is Houston is 1-6 in their last seven games at Fenway. Boston’s magic number is 2, while New York’s tragic number is also 2. The difference is still 3 games in the standings but there’s little sense in getting excited about anything until it’s down to one game. Then it gets real interesting. Let’s review some draft possibilities for your lineup.
With a start tonight, Luis Severino will be on schedule to pitch in Monday night’s Wild Card play-in game, presumably against the Minnesota Twins. But — and a big but — the Red Sox might make the pennant race a little more interesting. With their home loss to Toronto last night and New York’s 6-1 win over Tampa their lead is back down to three games with five to play. If the impossible does happen and say the Yankees tie the Sawx, the one-game playoff would take place in Yankee Stadium thanks to New York winning the season series against Boston. Let’s see who’s hot for your fantasy lineup.
Jordan Montgomery will be making the start tonight for the Yankees, coming off a 6 inning shutout performance against Baltimore on September 16th. On the bump for the Tampa Bay Rays will be Blake Snell, who is yet to earn a decision against New York in three starts (the Yankees are 2-1 in those games), most recently a 5-inning outing allowing two hits. Let’s see who will help or hurt your lineup tonight.
With a gritty performance from Sonny Gray and lights out relief from the bullpen, your 2017 New York Yankees have earned a slot in the postseason tournament. The Red Sox keep winning, so the dream of a division title is fading by the day but that Yankees fully intend to keep the pressure on. Jaime Garcia takes the mound for the Bronx Bombers against Marcus Stroman. Let’s see who’s not and who’s not.
With a victory, the New York Yankees will clinch their first postseason appearance since 2015. If they lose, an Angels loss to Houston and a Rangers loss to Oakland can accomplish the feat, as well. Sonny Gray will take the hill in an effort to deliver the clincher and make up for his last outing. Joe Biagini goes for Toronto. Do you stack against him? Let’s find out.
The Yankees begin their final road trip of the regular season tonight at Rogers Centre in Toronto for the start of a three-game set with the Blue Jays. The Yankees are 6-7 versus the Jays in 2017, the only divisional foe they are below .500 against. Let’s see who to draft tonight and who to keep an eye on for the series.
TONIGHT: Game 151 | 83-67 | AL East: -3 GB | Wild Card: +5 The Big Man toes the rubber for the Yankees tonight in an attempt to both clinch a series win against the visiting Minnesota Twins — and keep pressure on the first place Boston Red Sox, who’s lead remains at 3 games with 12 to play after last night’s meltdown by Baltimore pitching — who could see that coming? Nevertheless, the pinstripes will keep grinding and we’ll see what happens. For a division tie, the Yankees need to go 9-3 while Boston goes 3-9. Probability less than 1%, but that’s why they play ’em. Let’s see who’s hot and who’s not in tonight’s showdown against José Berrios.
This series — a possible Wild Card play-in game matchup — presents some interesting choices in drafting a lineup. On paper, a few key metrics (and intangibles) look to favor the visiting Minnesota Twins, but there is no quit in this Yankee team so it promises to be a hard fought showdown. Let’s see who can put your lineup in the skrilla tonight.
In game two of this four game set, it’s Yankees’ ace Luis Severino on the hill against Gabriel Ynoa, who will be making his second start of the season. The Yankees are ‘supposed’ to win this matchup, but what are the wise guys sayin’? They agree. New York should be victorious tonight and the Over/Under …