This morning the New York Yankees are on the west coast to start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees have a long winning history against the Mariners, going 255-188. The last time the Yankees faced the Mariners in the AL Championship Series was twenty years ago, and the Yankees took the series 4-1. Last year with no west coast games, they didn’t play against each other, but the Yankees swept the Mariners in 2019 in their last series.
This year we all know that the Yankees have been playing very inconsistent baseball. They are presently 10.5 games behind the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox at the halfway point. They have suffered from poor pitching in many games, and deficient hitting has dogged them all season. The Seattle Mariners sit in the middle of the AL West, 7 games behind the Houston Astros. Both teams are coming off a day off. The Yankees last beat the New York Mets, and the Mariners are coming off a win against the Texas Rangers.
Today, July 6, 10:10 pm EDT: