New York Yankees: Luis Severino Toes the Slab with Electricity

Dillard Barnhart
New York Yankees, Luis Severino
Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The bullpen, which consisted of Chance Adams, Cory Gearrin, Jonathan Loaisiga and Stephen Tarpley pitched a combined 6 innings and allowed 4 hits, no runs and struck out 9 batters on 94 pitches.

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.

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.