Yankees starter Luis Severino surrendered five hits and three earned runs over seven innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles. He struck out six but did not factor into the decision. The 21-year-old rookie wraps up 2015 with three consecutive quality outings, during which he has posted an impressive 2.37 ERA. Severino was sharp Saturday, throwing 66 of 91 pitches for strikes, securing first-pitch strikes on 21 of 26 hitters, and inducing 13 swings-and-misses. He didn't help his cause by surrendering homers to Nolan Reimold and the red-hot Manny Machado, bringing his final HR/9 rate for 2015 to 1.30. While Severino definitely needs to curtail his propensity for surrendering round-trippers and handing out free passes, he turned in a considerably strong rookie campaign, and would be in line to start Game 1 of a possible AL Division Series for the Yankees.
Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (5-3) tossed six shutout innings, allowing five hits and one walk, en route to picking up the win Sunday against the White Sox. It was one of the best outings of Severino's brief career, though he only added two strikeouts, as he registered his seventh quality start since being called up in August. He's quickly turned into one of the Yankees' most reliable starter and is scheduled to make his final turn through the rotation in the regular season Friday against the Orioles.
Yankees starter Luis Severino surrendered three hits, two earned runs and three walks over six innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He struck out three but did not factor into the decision. It was another encouraging performance for the rookie, who has endured only one truly poor outing in nine major-league starts, against these very same Blue Jays. Severino was much sharper on Tuesday at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, getting first-pitch strikes on 17 of the 22 batters that he faced and largely neutralizing the potent Toronto lineup. Severino's biggest challenge this offseason will likely be finding a way to conquer the control problems that have contributed to the substantial 3.85 BB/9 rate he has amassed so far in his young career.
Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (4-3) held the Rays to one run on six hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday. He struck out seven in a 3-1 win. The rookie's most recent start -- a six-run disaster against the Blue Jays -- represented his first step back of the year, but he recovered in impressive fashion, displaying stronger control than we'd seen from him over his last several outings. Severino had issued at least three walks in five consecutive starts, and though he'd mostly navigated around those extra baserunners, that luck only holds for so long. With a strikeout per inning and results that have been pretty consistent, the 21-year-old is showing a ton of promise for the future, and he can help Fantasy teams right now as well.
Yankees rookie starter Luis Severino endured the first poor outing of his young career. The young right-hander got rocked by the Blue Jays, allowing six runs on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings. The Yankees would drop the game 11-5. Before he could even get comfortable, Severino (3-3) had already allowed five runs in the first inning, including two-run home runs to Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak. The rough outing increased Severino's ERA from 2.04 to 3.35.