The New York Yankees got the job done in their latest clash with the crosstown rival New York Mets, as they came out on top of the Subway Series by taking two of three over the weekend. With both wins coming back-to-back, the Yanks enter a crucial three-game stretch with the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays with some much-needed momentum.
New York’s biggest series of the year goes down in Canada at Rogers Centre, while also providing ridiculous value. In fact, tickets to see the Yankees and Blue Jays hook up in the series opener are averaging just $39, making it one of the best deals left on the entire schedule. That’s not the only big series left on the docket for the Yankees, though, as they still have three regular season series after the Jays, with matchups against the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, as well as their final series of the regular season against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
If New York can just stay the course over the rest of September, they’ll also add on a Wild Card showdown to see if they can advance further into the 2015 MLB playoffs. All things considered, Yankees tickets return some strong value down the stretch. Let’s see where the value lies, specifically at home, as we break down New York’s final matchups at Yankee Stadium in 2015:
Yankees VS. Chicago White Sox (9/24-9/27)
The least impactful series left on the schedule is the one following New York’s clash with Toronto. Chicago is very much out of the running for the playoffs and should provide little resistance to the Yankees’ plight to take over the AL East. Even better, fans don’t have to pay up for this one, as Yankees and White Sox tickets are just over $71 for game one, and never top $75 for this fun four-game series. Fans looking for a real bargain will head to game three, where they’ll pay just over $60 on average. Tickets are even less expensive on the primary market, especially with MasterCard preferred pricing being offered through Yankees.com.
Yankees VS. Boston Red Sox (9/28-10/1)
Boston is another team that won’t be headed to the playoffs, but that doesn’t take any of the bite out of this storied rivalry. Boston will undoubtedly be trying to play spoiler during this four-game run that goes from September 28 until October 1, seeking to continue their solid play as of late. David Ortiz and Co. bring some serious offensive power to the table, so Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees better be ready to mash at Yankee Stadium. That’s likely to be the case, which should give fans from both sides a nice show, and ultimately get the Yankees closer to postseason play.
There is solid value to be had in this series, as the first three games price out under $89, with game two ($71.33 on average) and game three ($80.47 on average) presenting the best deals for fans. Game four caps the season series in style, but is a hefty $105.55 on average.
Yankees AL Tiebreaker Game at Yankee Stadium (10/5)
Things could get very real quite quickly if the Yanks don’t steal back the AL East. If Toronto holds onto the division, there is a distinct possibility New York could finish in a tie with the likes of the Minnesota Twins, L.A. Angels, Houston Astros and/or Texas Rangers. If that happens, New York could end up hosting a huge tiebreaker affair just to get into the AL Wild Card Game. In other words, it’d essentially be an extra Yankees playoff game, and tickets would understandably be around $205 on average – and that’s just to start.
Yankees Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium (10/6)
The insanity could ensue in the event the Yanks have to start off the MLB playoffs in a one-game Wild Card showdown, which at the moment, looks like what will happen. New York could still sweep the Jays and inch closer to taking over the AL East, but if they don’t, they’ll have to settle for a likely home date with another AL playoff team. Early signs suggest New York would host either the Astros, Angels or Twins, but with over a week to go, it’s anyone’s guess who or where they’ll exactly be playing. For now, one of those three teams is likely to come to Yankee Stadium for what amounts to a playoff game, where Yankees tickets will be starting out at $216.42 on average. That’s not a bad value for a game of such high importance in the Bronx, especially with New York likely going into the contest as the favorite.