The Yankees have seven series left in 2012.
Four of those will be at home while three of them are on the road.
The Yankees need to win all four of their series at Yankee Stadium. Of the 12 games they are playing, the Yankees should look to win eight of them.
That would mean the Yankees win at least two out of three in every series. That's looking at it positively for the Bombers.
In the series against the Red Sox, they really should take all three of those games, but whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen.
On the other side, the Yankees can not get swept in any of their final three road series. They have 10 games to play on the road.
Seven of them are against A.L. East teams and while four out of seven would be nice, is it realistic?
Three of them are against the Red Sox this week and which Boston team shows up to play the Yankees? A team looking to play spoilers or a team who has given up on their manager and season?
The Yankees should at least get to 90 wins, which means they would win 11 of the 22 final games, but if they are truly a playoff team, they should win more than that.
14 out of 22 would put them at 93 wins for the season, which is a realistic target for the Yankees to aim for. Going 14-8 in the final 22 games would be a solid end.
But would it be enough for the Bombers to win the A.L. East over the Orioles and Rays?
These last 22 games will definitely be interesting to watch and see how the Yankees finish out the year.
Stay tuned, Yankees Universe.