It was a classic night of baseball at Yankee Stadium if you are enchanted by the history of the game, as fans used the BRONX CHEER all night long on hot summer Thursday night in the Bronx, with the Baltimore Orioles clobbering NY, 14-1.
Luis Severino got RIPPED and was yanked in the 3rd inning with 5 runs on the board and more on base, who all came across when Albert Abreu came in and got RIPPED too. When the Yanks got the final out of the inning, down 8-0, they got a rousing Bronx Cheer.
Sadly that was only Bronx Cheer #1 — because in the 4th inning, Abreu got PELTED some more — 4 more runs with more on base — and then Deivi Garcia came in and got RIPPED too before finally getting the final out. More, Loud Bronx Cheers rang down. Baltimore 13 NY 0.
Meanwhile the Yankees were getting shut out on 1 hit by Kyle Bradish, who is not Cy Young, or even Jack Chesbro. When Harrison Bader and Josh Donaldson worked consecutive walks with 2 out in the bottom of the 4rh, there were more Bronx Cheers. The rally ended there.
Severino has now been pelted in a bunch of starts in a row. Katie Sharp pointed out on Twitter that he had “37 runs and 53 hits allowed in his last 7 games. Only other Yankee pitcher in last 20 years to give up that many hits and runs in any 7-game span was A.J. Burnett in 2011.”
When asked afterwards if Severino would be skipped in the rotation, manager Aaron Boone said, “Well, we have a break coming up.”
“He’s a great pitcher,” added Boone. “I think physically he’s good. It is concerning. It’s up to all of us to get it right. There’s been a lot of outings where I felt his stuff was a little short, or flat. And a lot of them where he’s gotten hit — some execution problems — pitches in the heart of the plate. Not necessarily being sharp with all 3 of his pitches on a given day. It’s probably been a little bit of everything. Creating the right deception within his pitches. We have to look at all of it.”
The Yanks lose the last 2 of the 4 game set for a 2-2 series tie with Baltimore. A missed opportunity. NY is now 48-40, 4 games back of 51-35 Baltimore, 8 games behind Tampa and now tied with Toronto.
1. Severino RIPPED
And Gunnar Henderson had a night — 4 for 7 with 5 RBI and 2 homeruns.
Gunnar Henderson – Baltimore Orioles (12) pic.twitter.com/jxmYY3FHy2
— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) July 6, 2023
In the 2nd, Severino allowed a single in between 2 outs and then had trouble putting Adley Rutschman away. He had struck out Rutschman in the 1st on 5 pitches, but this time, Rutschman fouled off 8 straight 2-2 pitches before Severino finally got him on a fly to left.
Only 2 years ago Adley Rutschman was the #2 prospect in all of baseball. He is now considered one of the best young catchers in the game.
The long Rutschman at bat seemed to tire Severino. The Yankees went out 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 2nd and Severino was right back on the mound for the top of the 3rd — with 56 pitches already thrown– and got Pelted:
- double (for a run),
- double (for a run),
- ground out,
- double (for a run),
- strike out,
- single by Henderson (for a run) and it was 5-0 and Severino was gone.
Most of the hits and the outs were hit Hard.
Severino plummeted in the Yankee starting pitcher rankings we’ve been running on twitter:
1. Gerrit Cole
2. Domingo German
3. Clarke Schmidt
4. Jhony Brito
5. Randy Vasquez
6. Carlos Rodon — Hasn’t pitched yet; expected soon
7. Nestor Cortes — injured; 'When's he getting back?"
8. Frankie Montas — some day
9. Luis Severino https://t.co/IhpBY71OtJ
— Yankees.Blue (@Yankees_Blue) July 7, 2023
2. Abreu RIPPED
Finally Abreu got the final out on a ground out.
Abreu wasn’t done. He came out to pitch the 4th:
- fly out,
- single for a run,
- Homerun by Gunnar Henderson and it was 12-0 Baltimore.
- Abreu walked Rutschman and was yanked.
TWO HOME RUNS, FOUR HITS, AND IT'S ONLY THE 4TH INNING!!! pic.twitter.com/xqZCoP8KzU
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 7, 2023
Deivi finally got the final out on a Cedric Mullins ground out.
3. Deivi Pitched Good!
After that Deivi pitched good. He allowed a walk and a double in the 5th but got through it with no runs, and walked 2 in the 6th but worked through that as well.
His final line: 2.2 innings, 2 hits, o runs, 1 K, 3 walks. He has now pitched 5.2 innings for the Yanks this year, and lowers his ERA to 1.59.
Deivi is 1-1 4.93 in AAA Scranton this yr; 34.2 IP, 32 H, 34 K’s, 26 BB. (A lot of walks.)
4. Yank Offense Shut Down by Bradish
Kyle Bradish pitched 6 shutout, 3-hit innings, to raise his record to 5-4 3.32. He used a nasty curveball.
Kyle Bradish, Dirty 86mph Curveball. 😨 pic.twitter.com/hbIOsz7I0J
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 6, 2023
5. Wandy Started Hitting People
Ron Marinaccio pitched a shutout 7th — helped by a double play after a leadoff single.
Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde argued with the umps for not throwing out Peralta, and instead got tossed himself. This is like the 3rd time that happened to an opposing manager this year (one being when the Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli argued after Domingo German was told to clean his hand of resin, and he did but then re-applied the resin when he came back out from the dugout the next inning).
Brandon Hyde was ejected while his team was up 14-0 after Colton Cowser was hit by a pitch pic.twitter.com/KBxrtaHiCS
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 7, 2023
Wandy then got a lineout to end the inning. Note that in the 4th, Abreu hit Anthony Santander with a pitch.
6. Kiner-Falefa Another Shutout Inning
And in the 9th, Isiah Kiner-Falefa took the mound for the 4th time this season. He got fly out, single, fly out, ground out for a shutout inning. He lowers his ERA to 2.25 in 4 innings pitched.
7. Yanks Got a Run! Off Bazardo!
The Orioles brought reliever Eduard Bazardo out to pitch the 9th.
It was hard to tell if the Yankee Stadium cheers were Bronx Cheers or Happy Cheers as the Yankees finally got a run.
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 7, 2023
But Bazardo got DJ LeMahieu to ground out for the old ballgame.