Following a dominant relief outing against the New York Yankees crosstown rival, Luis Severino is back in the starting rotation.
Well, after a stint on the disabled list, a demotion to Triple-A, and a bullpen stint…. He’s baaaack.
His 4.1 innings of work in last night’s 9-5 win over the New York Mets not only shut them down with five strikeouts while only allowing one unearned run, we saw a glimpse of the Sevy of old.
“Today was the best I’ve seen him,” manager Joe Girardi told the NY Post following the win over the Amazins. “I think that the mechanical thing that he’s had, he corrected it as well tonight as he has the whole season. We were really pleased with what we saw. … He did an outstanding job.”
Although there seems to be an unwarranted comfortability in the bullpen, his fastball looked as electric as ever and his slider took the form of the put-away pitch it was when he maintained an ERA of 2.89 in his rookie season.
In seven starts here in 2016, the righty owns a 0-6 record with a 7.46 ERA but after striking out 10 over his last 8.1 innings of work, he will be given the starting nod on Tuesday when they square off against the Boston Red Sox.