Last night, during the 8th inning, the Yankees were eliminated due to a win by the Indians. The Yankees went on to lose the game anyway. It was a tough season for the Yankees, as they were riddled with injuries and could never get healthy enough to finish off the run. Tonight’s game will mark Yankee Stadium’s first “meaningless” game since 10/3/93. An incredible run by the Yankees. So, when Mariano Rivera inevitably takes the Yankee Stadium mound tonight, it will be his last in pinstripes, and the Yankee faithful can bid him a fond farewell.
Well, here are what the standings look like without the Yankees:
Wild Card Standings
WC 1 Rays 89-69 +1
WC 2 Indians 88-70 —
3 Rangers 87-71 1 GB