Thursday, August 25, 2016

SNY: Yankees faint playoff hopes pinned to youth and tough schedule

The New York Yankees began the season with a terrible 8-16 start, seemingly squashing their playoff chances before the season was four weeks old.

However, with 36 games left on the schedule, the Yankees sit five games back of the second Wild Card spot and six games behind in the American League East race.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes they have a chance to reach the postseason because of the schedule immediately ahead of them.

"I think our guys believe, because when you think about it, we're [playing a lot of games] in our division," Girardi told "And those are … a lot of the teams that we're chasing. … The opportunity is there."

Is there any evidence the Yankees are playing well enough to make noise over the next month-plus of games?

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