Tonight Mike Mussina takes the mound against the Red Sox to try and avoid a sweep. The last time Mussina faced the Red Sox he pitched 6 innings of shutout ball. Here's hoping he secures win 17 on his quest for 20. We'll just have to see if the offense backs him up.
At this point, can we still get into the playoffs? Well, its not like the wild card and division have been clinched, but with the way the Yankees are playing, its very unlikely they gain any ground. If they step up their game, then they could potentially come back, but they haven't been able to do that all season so what's going to get them to start now? They are 7 games out of the wild card, and they've really sucked the last two games. They haven't been able to carry any momentum past 3 games, and they have a tough schedule coming up including 6 games with the Rays, 3 games with the White Sox, 3 games with the Angels, and 3 more games with the Red Sox. Not to mention several games left with the Blue Jays, who dominated this team the last time they played. The reality is, its still possible, but in my opinion the Yankees don't deserve to be in the playoffs the way they've played all season long.