I’m super-excited that the Yankees have clinched a spot in the 2011 playoffs. Their magic number is now 2 in order to clinch the American League East, and then a few more to clinch best record in the American League which will give them home field advantage for the AL Championship. I also really like how they have chosen not to celebrate this milestone – they are waiting to celebrate until when they clinch the East – which could happen later tonight.
I’m torn about one thing though. The Yankees have 8 games left in the season – 5 against the Rays and 3 against the Red Sox. The Rays are now 2 games behind the Red Sox for the AL Wild Card. The only realistic way that the Rays will overtake the Red Sox is if they win most of the games left against the Yankees. This is borderline heartbreaking.
Yankees sweep the Rays today and Red Sox lost, so we are the AL East division winners!