Sunday, June 11, 2017
Luis Severino permitted just two hits while striking out eight in an electric seven-inning performance and Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 19th homer—one of five hit by the Yankees—in a 16-3 drubbing of the Orioles on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium.
Severino retired the first 12 men he faced before issuing a walk to open the fifth inning. Trey Mancini stroked a one-out single two batters later to break up Severino’s no-hit bid. Baltimore was unable to mount any semblance of a response after Judge and Didi Gregorius homered in a six-run first inning, helping the Yanks win their fourth straight.
“When you go out there and you’ve got six runs in one inning, you just have to make pitches and throw strikes,” Severino said. “You just want to go there and attack and throw your good pitches.”
Over Severino’s last five starts, he is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA, holding opponents to five earned runs in 33 1/3 innings.
That was awesome. This is such an evil, evil division (note that the Yankees haven’t gained a single game over the Red Sox during this series) that if you’re going to succeed, you’re going to need to defeat the other teams in this division, making these four games so important. Not only have they taken two of three from the Red Sox and at least two of three from the Orioles, but they’ve DOMINATED the four games. That’s amazing. The hitters just annihilated the Orioles’ pitching and Luis Severino kept up the streak of excellent starting pitching.
Speaking of streaks, the Yankees looked at the recent streaks where Tanaka would get destroyed and then Chad Green would come in and pitch three shutout innings and said, “Hey, maybe let’s let Chad Green start a game?” So Chad Green gets the spot start on Sunday. Since he can’t throw that many pitches, Domingo German is up to help back him up. Let’s hope that Green/German can keep the good times going!