NEW YORK – In the last few laps of their rotation, the New York Yankees have begun to pitch, especially if they anticipate the deep postseason run.
But while they are noisy for pre-trade deadline deals to bolster staff, there is at least one pitcher to put on by bombers fans.
And rightly so. The 24-year-old Severino – who is 7-1, per game averages of 10.3 strikeouts and a career spree of 6.5 hits – has occasionally played the role of the personal stoppers already this season.
He will face a difficult task on Wednesday night, although pressure on the tenth inning fell slightly on Tuesday night as two other under-25 Yankees stars recorded another exciting walk-off victory.
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With the efforts of Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres in the 6-5 win, the Yankees will be aiming for their 11th consecutive victory in the 11th fight against Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on September 10th.  After rookies Andujar and Torres made three mistakes at the start of the game on Tuesday, New York's victory caused a sensation. Torres' single playing right drove in Andujar, several games to Andujar with a double-double.
"I just put it in myself to relax," said 21-year-old Torres. "I'm just trying to get the ball into the game and help my team, which is the most important thing for me to help my team, and every opportunity, when I have the opportunity, I try to do my job."
"When I do my job, I feel better."
On the whole, the Yankees are getting better and better when Severino takes the ball. This is especially true when he plays along for games in which one of his campaigners is fighting.
Seven times this season, he has helped reverse the Yankees' rotation in the wake of a short (less than five innings) or race-start by his team-mates.
There was Sonny Gray's ups and downs, highlighted by his five starts of 4⅔ innings or fewer, two games in which Masahiro Tanaka admitted five or more deserved runs, and CC Sabathia also had his share of 4- and 4⅓-inning -Starts that have forced the Bullpen in early action. 19659013] Luis Severino has 81 strikeouts this season in 71 innings en route to a 7-1 record with the Y Ankees. Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sport
All but four of Severino's launches this season came after one of his Yankees comrades did not emerge from the fifth inning. If the ace works after these difficult missions, he was usually brilliant and went 4: 1 in those games with a pair of zero decisions, which also led to Yankees winning.
This time around, he will be pitching for another short throw out of Gray (who went 3 ½ innings last Saturday) and a game on Tuesday where Sabathia allowed a total of five runs (two were undeserved).
"Everyone wants to have strong starts, but if they give me the ball, then I just want to go deep, and especially when the guy is in front of me, for some reason, something happened and he did not get deeply into his game." Severino said. "I want to go there and try to do my job and be more economical with my pitches and get deeper into the game to save my bullpen."
Drafts like these were the norm for Severino. In the seven starts he has made his teammate with fewer than five missions, he has averaged nearly seven innings of work himself. He also averaged only 1.7 runs in these games.
The best of such Severino launches came in his previous meeting with the Astros. On May 2, the day after Yankees left [Jordan90] Jordan Montgomery scored just one inning for an elbow injury, he is still rehabilitated, Severino scored nine goals.
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"I just went there to fight," said Severino, remembering the nine-inning, five-stroke, 10-strikeout tour. "I had a great feeling for the ball, for all of my playing fields, they were great, my fastball was fantastic that day, my slider too, it was just a good day for me."
It was a good day for even the Yankees, the three of four of the defending champs – in Houston to win, to boot, where the Yankees lost all four games during a seven-game ALCS defeat.
"This is a great team and that was my first win against these guys," said Severino. "They always crush me."
In his two previous regular season starts against Houston, Severino posted nine runs and five walks to the Astros. In two postseason games against her last year, he allowed six walks, one homer, and went away with a loss in one of them and a no-decision in another, which the Yankees eventually lost.
Houston's attack has the talent to make a pitcher night becomes a nightmare. Yankees manager Aaron Boone acknowledges this, but claims his team, which knows how to win games late, is under scrutiny.
"It certainly creates problems for us, but it's also played in the middle of our second one in the past few weeks. It has also been fun to be part of these games, where you compete against really great rivals That you have to do your best and win every game, "said Boone. "That is fun."
Severino will be assigned on Wednesday to keep this fun going.