With three games under his belt, Severino has been as good as advertised and will get to show that once again as the Yankees face the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka fell to the Indians on Friday after giving up four runs (three earned) over six-plus innings. Carrasco’s dominance has been fun to watch, as he owns a 1.36 ERA over his last five starts, holding opponents to a batting average of just.134.
The New York Yankees looked over matched for the second night in a row as they at home to the Indians on Friday.
The New York Yankees opted not to make any moves at the trade deadline.
The rookie right-hander’s teammates, though, see something special in the 21 year old.
The 21-year-old Severino faced the Tribe on August. 11, and picked up a no-decision after allowing two runs over six innings.
“I think it was pretty obvious but innings where I was able to go strike one, strike two, I think I was in a better tempo, good rhythm, getting quick outs”, he said.
“Went into my glove and it wasn’t there”, Ryan said. “I think he will even get better”. Cleveland is 1-5 in game three of a series, 9-3 against the AL East, and 1-4 in Salazar’s last five starts as a road underdog.
Seemed appropriate that on the day the Yankees honored Jorge Posada, each of their catchers drove in a run. When the Yankees had a chance to finally score some runs in a big spot, Girardi finally sent his resting regulars to the plate. One out later, McCann connected on a drive to right-center.
For the first time since joining the Yankees, Severino got some help from the offense, which scored three runs in the first and two more in the second.
Salazar recovered to pitch 4 2-3 innings.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona came out to argue, but couldn’t challenge the “neighborhood play” and was ejected. Tanaka completed the inning, and came back out for the seventh.
Left fielder Michael Brantley had a pair of RBI singles, and first baseman Carlos Santana homered and added a run-scoring groundout, but Carrasco was the star of Cleveland’s fifth win in six meetings against the Yankees.
But as the Yankees catcher lunged into the stands, the ball glanced off his glove.
Lindor was responsible for the Indians’ second run, also.
Francona objected and was tossed, the second ejection doled out by Iassogna this series. “I should’ve caught it”, McCann said. “I feel I can pitch at this level”.
Lonnie Chisenhall’s RBI single plated a rare run against Dellin Betances in the eighth – his first allowed since July 7. Indians RHP Cody Anderson (strained left oblique) threw about 60 pitches in a two-inning simulated game and could begin a rehab assignment next week….
With one out, Ramirez hit a triple down the right-field line.
“Errors are obviously part of the game”, Tanaka said. OF Dustin Ackley (back strain) was working out at first base during warmups…. Aviles, watching the ceremony from the Cleveland dugout, pointed to Posada and tipped his cap in appreciation. For Saturday’s game the Indians start Danny Salazar who has allowed 107 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 156 over 139.2 innings for an 11-6 record and a 3.16 ERA.
For the first time in his brief Major League career, Yankees’ prospect Luis Severino actually got some run support this afternoon. With runners at the corners and two outs in the fifth, he hit a grounder back up the middle.