The World Would Be a Better Place If Luis Severino Pitched Well Last Night

You wake up on a Saturday morning and last night’s Yankee game is still in the head. If you’re a Yankee fan. It sets your mood.

This morning — a sunny Saturday brisk April morning — is not so sunny. Luis Severino didn’t pitch badly last night, but he wasn’t good . He allowed 8 hits. Pitched 5 and 2/3 innings. Four runs — there were 3 in when he left and he was 1 out away from a ‘quality’ start (6 innings, 3 ER) — but Kirby Yates came in to allow one of his runners. It was 4-1 Seattle en route to a 7-1 loss on a night when the Yankees left so many (12) runners on base.

Major fails:

The clutchness of the offense should come around; what is worrying is that maybe Severino isn’t that good. With the score tied 1-1, Severino hung a fastball over the plate that Chris Iannetta hit for a 2-run homer and a 3-1 Seattle lead. On Twitter it was use of his changeup and pitch selection that fans were questioning.

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In the end, most Yank fans felt it was the clutchness of the offense that let the team down. Lost in the futility was that Brett Gardner went 2 for 3, with 2 walks a run and an RBI. Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, and Starlin Castro all got a hit; and Beltran got a hit plus that drive to center that was caught (could have changed the game). And they got a lot of walks. Not lost was that Jacoby Ellsbury went 0 for 5 with 2 strikeouts.

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Tweets that we favorited during the night gives you a feel for the game — in reverse chronological order:

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Today, CC Sabathia takes the mound against King Felix Hernandez.

 

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