New York Yankees

The New York Yankees were taken care of quite easily by the Texas Rangers as they were denied their second series win in a row on Tuesday night. 

  • New York Yankees: 1(8-11)
  • Texas Rangers: 10 (11-10)
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In the search for his first win of 2016, New York Yankees‘ starting pitcher Luis Severino struggled yet again by allowing six earned runs as New York loses the second game of this three-game set 10-1.

It all broke loose for the right-hander in the third inning despite starting the frame with two quick outs. After getting two strikes on Nomar Mazara, Sevy surrendered a single, a double to Adrian Beltre, and walked Ian Desmond with the bases loaded to walk in a run. The Rangers ended up scoring five runs that inning.

Texas managed 13 hits off the 22-year old led by Elvis Andrus and Mazara who combined for five hits. Nine out of the ten runs scored tonight were scored with two outs including two home runs by Ian Desmond and Rougned Odor.

The Yankees’ offense was held in check by AJ Griffin who held the “Bummers” to one run on four hits with five strikeouts during his eight innings of work. One of the only hitters to get anything going off Griffin was Ronald Torreyes who went 2-for-3 and increased his season average to .471.

The Yankees managed their only run after Mark Teixeira drove in a run on a deflected single but that’s all the offense would get going. The unit that has struggled all year have scored an average of two runs per game in the last four contests.

Sophomore Slump?

Entering 2016, there was tons of talk surrounding Severino on how he’s ready to take on the role as ace of the Yankees. Thus far, he’s the complete opposite.

Following his dismal performance on Tuesday night, the young hurler saw his ERA rise to 6.86. It was Severino’s worst outing since giving up six runs in 2.1 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays last September.

The problem for Sevy appears to be confidence. He was shaking his catcher Brian McCann off all night long and didn’t have a feel on his breaking ball.

Severino will have a huge impact on the Yankees this season but he has to work through these growing pains and become the ace he is advertised to be.

This Day In Yankees’ History:

Alex Rodriguez got the better of Bartolo Colon on April 26th, 2005 by slugging three home runs and driving in ten of the Yankees’ 12 runs. New York defeated Los Angeles 12-4.

This was the start of an MVP season for A-Rod. In 2005, he hit 48 home runs, drove in 130 runs, and slashed .321/.421/.610 with an OPS of 1.031.


What’s Next: 

Tomorrow night will be the rubber game of this three-game set and the Yankees are going for their second straight series win.

CC Sabathia (1-1, 5.28 ERA) vs Martin Perez (0-2, 4.50)

Big CC will take the mound to wrap up the Yankees’ series against the Rangers.

Sabathia is looking to go deeper into games following two outings in which he failed to make it out of the fifth inning.The lefty is still looking to channel the stuff he had in his quality start against the Detroit Tigers back on April 9th.

Perez is on a mission for his first victory of 2016. Back in July, he allowed eight runs in one inning of work against the Yankees at home. Since that porous start, Perez is 3-0 with a 2.31 ERA at home.

The contest will be aired nationally on ESPN beginning at 8:05.

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