Lineups Tampa Bay
Heading into tonight, the Yankees have a nine game lead on the Rays (in the loss column) with 45 games remaining. The Rays have 46 games remaining and it’s not very likely that they’d be nine games better than the Yankees over a bit more than one-quarter of the season. That being said, the Rays do have a trump card, and it’s the fact that of their last 46 games, nine are against the Yankees. Unfortunately for them, six of those nine games are at DNYS, starting with tonight’s.
So basically, the Yankees can probably make it just about impossible for the Rays to catch them by winning five of those games. Can they start that with a win tonight? Hopefully, unless it becomes a save situation.