The New York Yankees enter Tuesday’s action on pace to win well over 100 games and are a virtual lock to make the playoffs after making some outstanding moves ahead of the MLB trade deadline. But general manager Brian Cashman isn’t especially happy about where his team stands, especially as it relates to the rival Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees GM speaks on the current state of the American League East race: pic.twitter.com/zE4staSkFB
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As good as the Yankees have been this year, Cashman has a point. New York trails Boston by six games in the American League East.
If the Yankees can’t chase the Red Sox down, will mean a trip to the dreaded single-elimination American League Wild Card Game. New York has reached that game twice since its 2012 inception, hosting both times. The Yankees lost in 2015 and won in 2017.
The good news for New York is that it will have plenty of head-to-head meetings against Boston. The Red Sox and Yankees have 10 more meetings scheduled in 2018, including a four-game series at Fenway Park from August 2-5.