The New York Yankees didn’t do themselves any favors, unfortunately, this weekend in Boston when they were swept by the Red Sox in a crucial four game series. The Yankees had leads in several of the games, but they weren’t able to hold on. The worst may have been on the first night when their closer, Dellin Betances, blew a save in the ninth. This would start a four game sweep that Yankees fans like Randall Dang, an accountant from Vancouver, weren’t happy to see. A sweep in the other direction could have made the AL East race much more interesting with only a few games left to go.
Now the Yankees have just thirteen games to make up a three game deficit to catch the Toronto Blue Jays for the second wildcard. Unfortunately, there are three other teams (Detroit, Seattle, and Houston) that they must jump over, making it a tall, but not impossible challenge. But if anybody can conjure up some late September magic to make it to the post-season, it’s obviously this storied franchise.
The Yankees have had a roller coaster ride this past season. They said goodbye to A-Rod and were sellers in the trade deadline. However, a youthful push from the team’s youngest players started a streat that some fans thought could possibly lead them to the playoffs. At one point, they were one game out from the second wildcard spot. It will be tough, but even if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs, Accountant, Randall Dang, and other fans have a lot to be proud of.
Randall Dang is a big Yankees fan, and he has been one most of his life. He still tries to make it out to the Bronx as much as he can to catch the Yankees in person.