At long last, the Yankees can enjoy a day off — the 20 games in 20 days stretch is at last behind them. This stretch was not one to write home about, featuring several losses to underwhelming teams and a massive four-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays, but it at least ended on a high note with a sweep of Texas. Now, the competition is directly in front of New York — a trip to Boston and Toronto, the two biggest challengers for the two Wild Card slots. The Rays loom ahead after they’re done navigating those two, but it may be all said and done for better or worse by the time that series comes by.
The site has you covered for some reading in the midst of your off-day leisure, beginning with Jon looking back at the wild relationship between Billy Martin and Ed Whitson culminating in an all-out brawl. John compares Luis Gil’s likely-finished rookie campaign to a predecessor that just rejoined the team, Estevão recounts Jorge Posada’s legacy for week two of Hispanic Heritage month, and Erica examines how the 21st century Yankee managers have handled the press.
1. How impactful an addition can Luis Severino be in the bullpen?
2. Who would you start after Gerrit Cole, Néstor Cortes Jr. or Jordan Montgomery?