The king of the New York Yankees himself, known as Luis Severino, is the talk of the town. Severino performed sufficiently on Tuesday night against the Anaheim Angels, pitching 4 innings and allowing 2 hits, no runs and striking out 4 batters on 67 pitches. Sevy averaged 96.6 MPH and maxed out at 98.8 MPH with his fastball. His changeup and slider both had filthy movement and overall, Sevy was nothing short of dominant in his first game of the 2019 season.
Luis Severino tonight 🔥🔥🔥
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) September 17, 2019
As Sevy flexed his muscles and provided an electric outing, the offense exploded with ease. In the bottom of the 2nd, Gio Urshela started the offensive production by driving in an RBI single to left field. The magic wand was passed to Cameron Maybin, who drove in a towering RBI single to left field and extending the Yanks lead over the Angels, 2-0.
The Yanks tacked on a 6-run rally in the bottom of the 6th. DJ LeMahieu, or better known as “LeMachine,” utilized his scorching-hot bat by driving in an RBI single to left field. With the bases loaded later down the road, Sir Didi Gregorius lined a 2-run double to right field. Gleyber Torres released the floodgates immediately after, hammering a 3-run blast, which traveled 410-feet with an exit velocity of 106.9 MPH. Torres definitely broke Statcast, as there is absolutely no way in shape or form this mammoth shot only traveled 410-feet. You be the judge.
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) September 18, 2019
The Bronx Bombers were held to 8 runs and shutout the Angels through 9 innings, claiming the victory with a final score of 8-0. The Yanks possess a 99-53 (.651) record and are on pace to become the first organization to reach 100 wins this season. Their home record remains at a dominant 54-22. As far as October is concerned, the Yanks home record is more than ample evidence that the Houston Astros need to acquire home-field advantage. The last thing they desire is to play in the Bronx with their season on the line.