2. 4 Games at Home Against Toronto, Sept. 6-9
The Yankees have already cleared a good portion of their games against the Blue Jays this season, with a sweep in Buffalo bringing them to 6-6 against their rivals to the north entering the home stretch.
Nice job shaking off an ugly start, Yanks, but the Jays have likely fought through even more adversity to get to this point, and have been nearly tied with the Bombers for quite a while now.
Bullpen injuries and struggles? Both teams have ’em. Injured superstars? Again, both teams — the Yanks have barely faced George Springer.
But only the Jays have done it with home games in three cities, two of which the Yankees have visited, too. Now that Toronto is back in Toronto, the team seems reenergized, and will be bringing that renewed vigor to the Bronx one more time this season for four games in early September.
Ideally, this will be enough time for all of the Yankees’ cavalry to get back and healthy — yes, even Gleyber Torres — and we can see two full-octane offenses going at it, knowing full well their postseason spots are on the line. If this series gets split, there’ll be very little movement in the larger picture. But if either squad captures three or four, the entire 2021 postseason script could be flipped.
Which leads us to the most important series of all…