Sunday, September 24, 2017


Source: @TheJudge44 Selfie

The instructions were very simple after Friday night's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays: "Beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre and the Yankees will clinch at least one of two American League Wild Cards," reported  And guess what?  The Yankees followed instructions and clinched their 53rd appearance into the post season.  

Behind a terrific combination of pitching and hitting, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays and clinched the first of two AL Wild Card slots.  "Sonny Gray pitched six solid innings of one-run ball, while Greg Bird delivered a massive three-run homer in the fifth. Todd Frazier added a solo shot in the eighth, and Starlin Castro produced an RBI infield single in the ninth," reported the NY Daily News.


Although I would like to catch the Red Sox, I am happy with what we have achieved, which if we all recall, we didn't think we could accomplish until the earliest 2019.  But #Take17 is upon us and it is likely that the Bombers will appear in the AL Wild Card Game against the Twins -- on Oct. 3.  To me, that is a doable situation, with Baby Bomber Ace Luis Severino on the hill.

Source: ABC News

As CBS Sports reported on Saturday, "The Yankees may be better than you think they are."  And there is a good reason for that.  "At present, the Yankees rank second in the AL in runs scored and third in fewest runs allowed, so they've been highly successful on both ends."  Let's keep the momentum through the next week and coast into the post season with our heads held high.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Follow me on Twitter: @suzieprof

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