The New York Yankees’ young phenom, Luis Severino, was pulled from Friday night’s contest in what appears to be a right elbow injury.
Severino worked 2.2 innings and surrendered seven runs on seven hits and was taken out by the Yankees’ trainer, Steve Donohue after Jimmy Rollins cranked a two-run home run into the second deck in right in the top of the third.
His last pitch (his 81st) came in at 95-MPH but there has to be something wrong. There is no way Donohue would come out to the mound and remove the 22-year old for no reason.
During their brief meeting on the mound, it was difficult to read their lips or their body language but Severino did, in fact, grab his arm for a brief moment.
The “future ace” of the organization’s ERA has climbed to an astronomical 7.46 with six home runs after a rookie campaign in which he managed a 2.89 ERA in 11 starts.
In a bullpen that is short after the demotion of Tyler Olson earlier, have a tall task as they have a mere six relievers for the rest of tonight’s game. If you want to look further into the future, one of the only formidable replacements for the rotation seems to be Chad Green.
In seven starts for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, Green is 2-3 with a 1.22 ERA and a 1.108 WHIP. There will be more to come as information will make its way throughout the media during the post game. Stay tuned.