Just returned from a nice night out in Detroit (seriously) to see that Seattle lost to Texas. So the Yankees are two games out of the wild card with 32 left to play.
Seattle has to return to the Pacific Time Zone tomorrow night to start a series against the Angels, who will have John Lackey on the mound. That’s tough duty.
Seattle has 34 games left, 21 against teams .500 or better. The Yankees have 32 games, 19 against teams .500 or better.
I figure the Yankees for at least 92 or 93 wins, the Mariners for 90 or 91 tops. Seattle has a road trip that takes them to Cleveland (1 game), Toronto (3), New York (3) and Detroit (3) over 11 days. They could very easily go 3-7 on that trip.
The Yankees need to get better starting pitching if they are going to get this done. But I believe their offense will mash its way to a lot of victories in the next month.