Fire guy. pic.twitter.com/VPDKLqVhgo
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 31, 2018
There’s nothing better when your ace does the job, and New York Yankees’ ace Luis Severino did just that against the Astros.
- Houston Astros (35-22)
- New York Yankees 5 (35-17)
- AL, Final, Boxscore.
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York.
Luis Severino was tasked with the job to clinch a series victory against the Houston Astros. It wouldn’t be easy, with the Yankees opposing Dallas Keuchel who seems to always give the Bombers problems, but Sevy was up to the task.
Sevy retired the first nine batters he faced, striking out seven of those batters.
His stuff in this one was so filthy, that he made some of the games biggest stars look foolish at the plate. Just watch Carlos Correa below, all he could do is wave at the nasty slider.
Luis Severino, Disgusting 88mph Slider. ? pic.twitter.com/FDws4mICS4
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 30, 2018
He ran into some trouble in the fifth where he allowed two runs, but that was all that the defending world champs can get off the 24-year-old righty.
Severino would end the night with a line of seven innings, four hits, two runs, and 11 strikeouts. He built off his last start against Houston where he threw the only complete game of his career. That game he didn’t allow a run, but this time he gutted it out and still managed to go seven.
Thanks to the strong start from Sevy, the Yanks bats were able to build on their lead. Up 3-2 in the sixth, New York gave Severino two more runs to play with as worked in the seventh.
Manager Aaron Boone would go to the bullpen for the final two innings where David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman would get the job done securing the 5-3 victory.
The win was the Yankees fifth win against Houston this year as they took the season series 5-2. For Severino, he improves to 8-1 on the season and has lowered his ERA to 2.31. His next start is expected to come on June 4 against Detroit.