September 6, 2020
I’m watching the YES feed of the Yankees at the Orioles, and the YES broadcasters are worried about the Yankees making the playoffs. The theme of the day is that the injuries have killed the Yankees this season. Management is resting players to try to prevent more injuries when they might be needed to win games. This game against the Orioles is pivotal, as a win puts Baltimore two games behind the Yankees for third place.
They are also worried that the Yankees have ten games left with Toronto, tied with the Yankees at the start of the day. Everything that worked well last season is not working this year.
The Yankees are now down 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth, with the Orioles still batting with the bases loaded and two out.
Update: The Orioles beat the Yankees 5-1. Yankees are two games above .500, the Orioles two games under. The Orioles might just have enough legs to get to the post-season.