A few weeks earlier, you wouldn’t have believed us if we told you that Yew York Yankees had qualified for the Playoff in MLB 2022 season. However, it is true. In a huge turnaround, the Yankees managed to find the grove and secure a birth in the playoffs. However, the job is not yet done, as the side is aiming its focus on the ultimate prize. 

New York Yankees Clinch A Playoff Spot!

After defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in extra innings on Thursday night in the Bronx, the New York Yankees have secured a postseason position for the sixth consecutive season. Josh Donaldson came through on a night when Aaron Judge was poised to hit his 61st home run of the year. Bringing in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 10th inning at Yankee Stadium to help New York secure their postseason berth.

The Yankees (91-58) are 7.5 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays with 13 games remaining, a magic number of six needed to capture the AL East, while the Yankees are also in first place in the American League Central. The night got off to a promising start for Jameson Taillon, who pitched six innings without allowing a run while fanning eight Red Sox (72-77), who were in last place. However, after starter Clarke Schmidt allowed four runs in the seventh, the Yankees added the go-ahead run in the eighth on a pinch-runner.

Instead of a loud celebration or a champagne shower, the team chose to celebrate quietly after winning the game. Donaldson did acknowledge his team’s victory with grace and a calm demeanor. The Yankees split up, taking showers to recover after their victory before returning home.

The Bombers Fans Booed Red Sox’ Michael Wacha!

The fans went to the stadium to see Aaron Judge create history with the Yankees. The slugger, though, was unable to do so during his first at-bat on Thursday. To begin the bottom of the first inning, Red Sox pitcher Michael Wacha hit Judge with four consecutive pitches. In the first inning, eight of Wacha’s eleven pitches were balls. However, he was able to end the inning by inducing Josh Donaldson to ground into a double play with the count 3-1.

During Judge’s entire first-inning at-bat, spectators stood. As before Wacha’s every pitch, there was a pin drop silence. Wacha also received jeers after walking Judge in the third inning on a 3-2 pitch. After every one of the four balls, he heard it once again. The second time the Yankees’ outfielder batted, Wacha struck him out three times.

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