Get three coffins ready.
The next 16 games are the biggest of the year. Three teams are left contending for the AL East playoff spot, and over the next two weeks, the Yankees will play 13 games against the Orioles and Rays. This is the stretch-run, these are the most important games of 2012, and the Yankees, Rays, and Orioles will be willing to sacrifice just about every resource to survive. No matter how it plays out, all three teams will be beaten and exhausted following this set.
Tonight, we have the Orioles. The underdogs of the AL East. It’ll be painted as a match up of young and gritty players against the rich and old Yankees. Will veteran wisdom be on their side, or will the team’s collective age inspire retirement by the hands of Baltimore? Who will overcome? There’s no time for narratives now, the Orioles will aim for the heart.
The game is at 7:05 pm on YES. Out of towners can catch the game on the MLB Network. Go Yankees!