Luis Severino Throws 7-Inning No Hitter! NY 3 Texas 1

Luis Severino overshadowed the Aaron Judge pursuit of homer #62 by throwing a no hitter into the 8th inning, when he was relieved due to pitch count. Severino was at only 94 pitches thrown but he is coming off injury and NY is prepping him for the playoffs.

Miguel Castro came in and allowed a single to his second batter faced, Josh Jung, and then another single, and then a run — but got out of the 8th and Scott Effross pitched a shutout 9th for the win.

Aaron Judge went 1 for 4 with a single. In the top of the 8th, Marwin Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton hit homers before and after Judge — as if the Yankees are orchestrating a big tease now.

Severino said he was “1000 percent” sure he was going to get the no hitter. “I was feeling — how the fastball was — I feel like I would get it.”

“Nobody wants to be taken out in that situation,” he added. “But I understand I’ve been out for a couple of months; I think I threw 90 something pitches; the start before this it was 70 something. I think it was a good decision; I don’t want to go out there and hurt myself and not be good for the post season; we’re looking at the bigger picture.”

With the win the Yanks move to 98-61; Texas falls to 66-93. On a beautiful Monday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

1. Severino No Hitter

It was Great news for the Yanks as Luis Severino was on top of his game — dominant from the start. He threw 7 innings of n0-hit ball, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk. The one batter he walked — Josh Smith — was immediately eliminated on a double play in the 4th. Every other inning was a 1-2-3 inning — he came ‘that close’ to pitching a perfect game through 7.

He started out almost exclusively using his 96-MPH four-seam fastball and 91-MPH slider, then started mixing in his 88-MPH changeup and 93-MPH sinker as the game went on.

He was looking strong in the later innings — striking out the side in the 5th and striking out 2 of the last 3 batters in the 7th.

He did Not want to come out, and could be seen shaking his head in disagreement with Boone in the dugout. Severino won to finish the year 7-3 3.18.

2. Higgy Gets Yanks a Run in 5th

Martin Perez was pitching for Texas. The 31-year-old veteran lefty came up with Texas and spent 7 years here — before signing as a free agent with the Minnesota Twins in 2018, and then signing as a free agent with the Red Sox for 2019-2020. He signed back with Texas this winter, and is having a good year — entering with a 12-7 2.93 record.

In this game he showed why.

Perez had a shutout going into the 5th, but the Yanks broke through on a leadoff single by Oswald Peraza (who played 2nd base in the game), 1-out walk by Isiah Kiner-Falefa (who played shortstop), and RBI single to left by Kyle Higashioka.

Perez pitched 6 innings, allowing the 1 run and lost — he finishes the year 12-8 2.89.

3. The Judge Watch

Aaron Judge:

  • Grounded out in the 1st,
  • Hit a line Shot — but lined out to 2nd for a double play in the 3rd,
  • Reached on an infield single in the 6th,
  • Struck out in the 8th.

He was due for one more at bat in the 9th if Marwin Gonzalez got on, but Gonzalez popped out — and was booed.

4. Everyone But Judge

Jonathan Hernandez — a flame thrower who throws 99 MPH heat — came in to pitch the top of the 8th for Texas, and Marwin Gonzalez met a 91-MPH changeup with a 400-foot homer to right.

Aaron Judge struck out on a 2-2, 98 MPH sinker.

Giancarlo Stanton then ROCKETED a 99-MPH sinker 457-feet to left center for a 3-1 NY lead.

5. End Game

Miguel Castro struggled through the 8th — allowing the 2 singles before getting the final outs — but it was his first time back in over a month so the uneven performance was understood.

More good news for the Yanks: Scott Effross pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 9th — groundout, strike out, fly out — for the old ballgame.

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