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Akshita Patel

New York Yankees’ World Series Odds Down To Nil With Latest Series Sweep Vs. Red Sox

The New York Yankees returned home after a horrendous road trip with the hope of turning things around in favorable conditions. However, the 2023 MLB season has not been that kind to the Bronx Bombers. Almost every other tactic, strategy, and game plan seems backfiring. Amid these, they faced their arch-rivals over the weekend, which produced appalling results.

New York Yankees hosted arch-rivals Boston Red Sox in a three-game series. Both teams are lingering at the bottom of the AL-East division. Hence, the matchup promised a thrilling finish. But to the home fans’ dismay, the Bronx Bombers ended up being swept. With that, the Yanks World Series odds have ceased to exist.

   

Yankees Momentarily Out Of World Series Contention, As Per Stats

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees, a franchise with 27 World Series rings, has witnessed a championship drought for the past 13 years. They last won a title in 2009. Having said that, this season, the roster looked strong enough to break the long-withstanding jinx finally. Moreover, the team got the hopes up with a fiery start. But as the season progressed, injuries and inconsistent gameplay broke the team from within. They witnessed a slump so bad that recovery from here on looks highly impossible. Amid this, recent statistics have further confirmed the rather obvious. Over the weekend, the Bronx Bombers lost three-game series against Boston Red Sox by 3-0 and dropped to 8.5 games below the playoff wildcard spot.

After the series sweep, disturbing stats were displayed on the big screens, which further sent shockwaves into the Yankee fanbase. As per Fangraphs, the Yanks stand a 0.0 percent chance of being in contention for the World Series title. Moreover, the playoff odds have dropped to 0.5. However, the Yankees manager, Aaron Boone, is stubbornly holding on to hope. He said that in baseball, one always has a chance. The Yanks just need a win to hop back on the momentum and produce the unimaginable. While having hope and optimism is not a bad thing, the skipper needs to stay a little realistic here. The team has 40-odd games left on the schedule, with the East rivals soaring ahead with each win. To clinch the wildcard spot from here will require the Yanks to play the kind of baseball one has never witnessed.

Bombers Record Eight Straight Loss After Losing Series To Red Sox

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On Sunday, the New York Yankees faced Boston Red Sox in the series finale at home in the Bronx. The contest was close, with the scores leveled 5-5 in the bottom of the eight. However, Isiah Kiner-Falefa seemed to have taken the lead by scoring through Anthony Volpe’s single. But, the call was overturned as Red Sox complained of obstruction against IKF.

While the Yankees tried to counter the claim with another protest against the Red Sox catcher, it didn’t work, as umpires ruled it out. Further, in the ninth inning, Justin Turner scored a tie-breaking RBI single to earn the visitors a 6-5 lead. With that, the Yanks have recorded their eighth straight loss for the first time since 1995.