Game 128. Severino ace-like again in Yanks’ 3-1 win.


Those damn Blue Jays seem to be putting up 10 runs a game every game.

The Yanks kept pace today, 1 1/2 out, with a 3-1 win over Atlanta.

Luis Severino has just five MLB starts, but would any of you deny him a postseason start? The kid has been fabulous, and may be the ace of the Yankees’ staff, (yes, above Tanaka or Pineda) even sooner than anyone expected. Which is good. The ace? Under team control? An ace under team control salary-wise? Someone you are NOT paying $20 MM a year for? Who is under 25 years old? What a bargain!

In five MLB starts, Severino is 2-2, 2.17. He should probably be 4-0 but hasn’t received much run support. Five starts. 2.17 ERA. 21 years old. WOW! (Even though he made a couple of outs, the kid was ok with the bat tonight, too!) 

In the first, Ellsbury doubled but after a couple of two -out walks, it took a WP to score him.

It stayed 1-0 until the top of the seventh when back to back doubles by Headley and Gregorius made it 2-0.

The Braves got a run in the bottom of the seventh, but a McCann double made it 3-1, the final score.

Severino (W, 2-2, 2.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 walks 5 K.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.23
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2H,  1 walks, 2 K. 1.34
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. (28th save)   1.94.

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