Severino took the loss in Monday's defeat to the Red Sox. He went three innings and gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two. After a strong four-inning outing against the A's on Tuesday, Severino struggled mightily against the Red Sox. While Lance Lynn did allow all three baserunners that Severino was responsible for to score, Severino clearly didn't have his best stuff in Game 3. He'll hope that the Yankees can stave off elimination against the Red Sox so that he'll have a chance for redemption.
Severino will pitch Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. As expected, Severino will take the mound on normal rest after starting the AL Wild Card Game on Wednesday. During that outing versus Oakland, he tossed a scoreless four innings while allowing two hits and four walks, and striking out seven.
Severino will start Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against the Athletics. The youngster had his rough patches this season but still finished the season with a 3.39 ERA, backed up by excellent strikeout (28.2 percent) and walk (5.9 percent) rates. He finished the season strong, allowing just four runs in 17.2 innings over his final three starts. He'll look to shake the memory of his performance in last season's AL Wild Card Game against the Twins, when he allowed three runs while getting just a single out.
Severino won't be available out of the bullpen against the Red Sox on Sunday, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports. Severino was a potential option out of the bullpen after being bumped from starting Sunday, but the Yankees will instead opt to keep him out of game action. The 24-year-old could be chosen to start the AL Wild Card Game against Oakland on Wednesday, but the Yankees have yet to officially announce their pitching plans.
Severino will not start Sunday's season finale against the Red Sox but may be available out of the bullpen, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports. Manager Aaron Boone said the AL Wild Card game starter for Wednesday's contest against the Athletics has yet to be decided, so this decision makes it a possibility that Severino could wind up being the starter. On the other hand, this will potentially provide the right-hander with a little experience out of the bullpen, where he could be made available during Wednesday's game with all hands on deck. Boone added that there should be an answer prior to Sunday's game. At the moment, the Yankees have yet to name a starter in Severino's place for the season finale.
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