What’s still at stake for Yankees, Mets with high playoff odds

It was final week when frequent guests to Fangraphs’ MLB Playoff Odds web page, nerds equivalent to myself, seen the Yankees’ possibilities to succeed in the postseason tick over into brain-melting, semi-comedic mid-June territory:

Make Playoffs: one hundred pc.

Sure, following a business-as-usual 2-0 victory over the Rays on June 14, with a whopping 101 video games remaining, the Yankees (45-16 on the time, 5 video games into an eventual nine-game successful streak) had been a lock to make it to October, per the location’s superior projections.

After their Tuesday video games, the Yankees remained at one hundred pc whereas the Nationwide League-best Mets had a 97.3 p.c probability to make the playoffs (70.1 p.c as NL East champs, 27.2 as a wild card). Insert joke right here concerning the Mets naturally pulling off the 1-in-40 collapse.

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