Originally Posted by WPBCowboysFan
If the Skankees win the AL East I would not be surprised.
If they get in as a WC team I would not be surprised.
If they collapse I would not be surprised.
Most likely scenario is they get in as a WC. Unless they get swept by Oakland and the Angels roll.
Baltimore has the best record of all AL teams since July 24th.
They just won their 15th straight extra inning game.
The Orioles are 66-0 when leading after the 7th inning.
Bullpen has been very strong all year.
With the call up of Manny Machado they have a really good defense now.
Orioles Magic is back!
I don't know who is going to win the AL East but I can tell you this, I don't either the Yanks or the O's will be going far in the playoffs.
The Yankees are doing it with long ball and the O's are squeaking out 1 run games the likes of which are unheard off.
When the playoffs arrive, teams that each will be facing are teams who have better then just average pitching. Good pitching beats good hitting almost every time and I don't see the Yankees hitting enough extra base hits to keep them in it without their pitching coming back.
The O's are going to lose all of those real close games because they don't have great pitching or great hitting and the teams they are playing will.
I guess we'll see what happens.