Per FanGraphs, the Yankees enter tonight’s game with a 6.8% chance of making the playoffs. ESPN is a bit more bearish, giving Derek Jeter a 4.4% chance of tasting postseason baseball one more time. Facing off against the cellar-dwelling Red Sox should help, at least in theory, as should the fact that the Yankees will play 17 of their remaining 27 games in the Bronx.
Here’s hoping they can kick-off the home stretch in style.
|Boston Red Sox||New York Yankees|
|Brock Holt, 2B||Jacoby Ellsbury, CF|
|Mookie Betts, CF||Derek Jeter, SS|
|David Ortiz, DH||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Mark Teixeira, 1B|
|Mike Napoli, 1B||Carlos Beltran, RF|
|Daniel Nava, RF||Brian McCann, DH|
|Will Middlebrooks, DH||Martin Prado, 2B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Chase Headley, 3B|
|David Ross, C||Francisco Cervelli, C|
|Joe Kelly, SP||Shane Greene, SP|