Luis Severino
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The New York Yankees gave their fans some good news following their Game 2 loss and it has to do with the health of Luis Severino.

New York Yankees‘ ALCS Game 2 starter Luis Severino was removed by manager Joe Girardi after four innings and just 62 pitches, but fear among Yankees’ fans should be relatively low.

In his postgame press conference, Girardi explained that the concern had to with the 23-year-old’s throwing shoulder. He also reports, however, that he “checked out fine” with the doctors and even wanted to stay in the contest, which New York eventually lost 2-1.

Facing Houston in the fourth inning, a trainer checked on Severino, though the thought of what was actually wrong with the youngster wasn’t clear at first. He was struck by a grounder off the bat of Yuli Gurriel in the wrist and was also seen winding his right throwing arm around.

“He wasn’t very happy I took him out,” Girardi said. “But I think it’s my responsibility to protect this kid. He’s very young, he’s thrown more innings than he has thrown during the course of the season, he gave us a great effort today and I felt I couldn’t take a chance.”

Severino’s final line was one earned run over four innings of work with no strikeouts. During the regular season, he went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA (193.1IP, 64ER) in 31 starts.

It’s certainly good news for the Yankees, who will likely need their ace sometime later in the series as they look to erase another 2-0 series deficit.