Mariners: How does their schedule stack up to the other playoff hopefuls?

Aug 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) in action during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) in action during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 08: Jordan Montgomery #47 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a solo home run to Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on July 08, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Yankees Remaining Strength of Schedule: .478 w/36 games left (27th toughest)

  • 7 vs Toronto
  • 6 vs Baltimore
  • 4 vs Oakland
  • 3 vs Boston
  • 3 vs Tampa

The Yankees second-toughest stretch remaining this season is actually their next series, as they have to make a trip out to Oakland to play four games against the Athletics. With the 4th easiest schedule remaining in all of baseball, there just aren’t a lot of hard games left to play. Other than, you know, the fact that it is baseball and things can go wonky at the drop of a hat.

In the midst of the longest active win streak in baseball, the Yankees have ridden that 11-game win streak to a 74-52 record, just four games back of Tampa for the division lead, and 2.5 games up on Boston for the 1st wild card spot.

They seem to be in the driver’s seat for controlling their own destiny the rest of the way. The timeline to watch for them will be the next 27 games. They’ll need to be in a comfortable spot come September 24th, as they finish out with a brutal inner-division stretch. Three at Boston. Three at Toronto. Three vs Tampa. It’s impossible for all those teams to make the playoffs, so it’s going to be a fight in every game… especially since no one likes the Yankees.

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