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Yankees and Angels down the stretch

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 24, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The race is on for home field advantage in the playoffs. The Yankees are 78-46 and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County and Planet Earth are 74-48.

The teams will play four more times head to head. Once at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 14 in a makeup game and three times in Anaheim starting Sept. 21.

Joe Girardi said yesterday that his team will push for home field but not at the expense of making sure his players, especially the pitchers, get the right amount of time off. That makes good sense.

But four games at Yankee Stadium would be a lot more conducive to a World Series berth than four at the House of the Rally Monkey.

Here’s how it looks down the stretch:

Yankees (38 games left): 22 home, 16 away, 23 against teams over .500.

Angels (40 games left): 23 home, 17 away, 26 against teams over. 500

Yankees
Texas (3)
Chicago (3)
At Baltimore (3)
At Toronto (4)
Tampa Bay (4)
Baltimore (3)
Los Angeles (1)
Toronto (2)
At Seattle (3)
At Los Angeles (3)
Boston (3)
Kansas City (3)
At Tampa Bay (3)

Angels
Detroit (3)
Oakland (4)
At Seattle (3)
At Kansas City (4)
Seattle (3)
Chicago (3)
At New York
At Boston (3)
At Texas (3)
New York (3)
Oakland (3)
Texas (4)
At Oakland (3)

The Yankees have an edge, I think. The Angels have a murderous 10 game stretch in September when they play the Yankees four times and the Red Sox three times.

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That’s it for today unless news breaks. Catch you tomorrow.

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