Whatever momentum Luis Severino and the New York Yankees had to start Game 3 of the ALDS has vanished after one poor inning.
After a scoreless first inning, allowing three runs through the first three innings, Severino came out to start the fourth. Big mistake from manager Aaron Boone.
Boston would send 11 men to the plate, scored seven runs in the inning and did the impossible, quiet the Yankee Stadium crowd.
It all started Severino, who did not record an out in the inning. He left with the bases loaded hearing some boos from the crowd for Lance Lynn to do some damage control. The only issue was that Lynn could not control the strike zone.
He walked the first batter he faced on four pitches, then the dagger came from Andrew Benintendi.
Benintendi breaks it open. Red Sox lead 7-0 in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/P2acMShnK1
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Chad Green who came in trying to hold the fort at 7-0. That, however, was not the case. Boston would add three more, and build there lead to 10-0 after four innings, leaving Yankee Stadium shocked.
After the damage against the Yankees’ pen, the final line on Severino was not pretty. Just three innings plus, seven hits, six runs, two walks, and two strikeouts. He just did not have his putaway pitch, and Boston capitalized.
So many questions need to be asked about how that inning unfolded.
Why was Severino allowed to start the inning after Boston had hit him hard all night? Why was the man Boone called on to get out of the inning Lance Lynn instead of David Robertson, Green, Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, or Zach Britton?
These are all questions that Yankee fans will be running through their heads as the final innings of this game unfold. One thing is for certain, it is not a good night for the Yankee manager.
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