The win streak may have ended, but August was still extraordinarily good for New York — the American league team, at least. In what was easily their best month of the season, the Yankees took control of their own destiny by vaulting themselves ahead of several playoff hopefuls and taking the first Wild Card spot away from their archrivals. The Rays have feasted off of the underbelly of the league during this time so they haven’t made much headway in the division, but it’s not a foregone conclusion just yet.
The calendar is ready to flip once again, and the season’s end is fast approaching. A lot of good came out of the surge that the Yankees got in the past couple of weeks, but they’ll need most of their good fortune to stay on their side for the stretch run. Can Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge stay hot through the end of summer? Will Gerrit Cole make a strong enough push to win over Cy Young voters? Can Jordan Montgomery get any run support? If you’ve got questions like these, or any other concerns, be sure to send them in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.
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