At the moment, every game is the most important game. After losing three-of-four to the Cleveland Indians, the Blue Jays now have a half-game lead in the division. The Yankees are currently four games up in the wild card race, so while the playoffs aren't in jeopardy at the moment, winning the division is going to be very important in the new two-wild card playoff picture.
While the Blue Jays have been one of the best teams in baseball since the trade deadline, their opponents tonight, the Texas Rangers might be the hottest teams in baseball over the last 10 games with an 8-2 record. Hopefully they'll provide more of a challenge for Toronto than the Angels managed to offer. Houston currently leads the AL West, but the Yankees were previously able to take split a four-game series with them earlier in the season. Nathan Eovaldi has been incredible in the second half of the season, so he will hopefully give the Yankees their best chance to stay in the division race. We just need the offense to get going again.
In case you were wondering, CC Sabathia has been placed on the dis
|HOUSTON ASTROS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Jose Altuve - 2B||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Marwin Gonzalez - LF||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Carlos Correa - SS||Alex Rodriguez - DH|
|Colby Rasmus - RF||Brian McCann - C|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Carlos Beltran - RF|
|Evan Gattis - DH||Greg Bird - 1B|
|Luis Valbuena - 3B||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Chris Carter - 1B||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Hank Conger - C||Stephen Drew - 2B|
|Scott Feldman - RHP||Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|