9/17 - Severino is Back

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Luis Severino is back to start the first game of the three game set with the Los Angeles Angels.

I'm not going to talk about the Angels. I don't care about the Angels.

This is all about Sevvy. How many innings will he go? Not many. But you can be sure every pitch will be scrutinized. A Severino who is able to pitch well for two or three innings at a time could be a difference maker in the playoffs. Is that what we have? If not, can he get there before the end of the season? These are questions that we need answered. Tune in and see.
 

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I think their job is to stretch him out right now. 80pitches and 4innings would be great.
 

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Shit, I think I would be very happy with 60 pitches and three innings, but would still be pleased with two quality innings.
 

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By the way, if the Yankees make absolutely no off-season moves and keep their roster exactly the same, there is going to be virtually no way to predict their record. The injuries and production from the replacements are going to be impossible to forecast on a fresh season.
 

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They're going to have to make some moves, they have a bunch of prospect pitchers they need to protect and will need to clear 40 man space as usual.

As for tonight, Trout, Ohtani and Upton are all out for the season, but on the flip side, NY may realize at some point that the #2 seed is likely more preferable.

Here's a stat I researched myself that I haven't seen mentioned in the press yet:

NY is leading MLB with 886 runs scored, already more than BOS' MLB-leading total of 873 last season. If/when they get to 900, they will be the first MLB team to do so since NYY in 2009.
 

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1. Brian Goodwin (L) CF
2. David Fletcher (R) 3B
3. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
4. Albert Pujols (R) DH
5. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
6. Jared Walsh (L) 1B
7. Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
8. Michael Hermosillo (R) LF
9. Anthony Bemboom (L) C



1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 1B
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
4. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
5. Luke Voit (R) DH
6. Brett Gardner (L) CF
7. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
8. Cameron Maybin (R) LF
9. Austin Romine (R) C

Severino has some defense behind him today. I like it.
 

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The wait is over, and now we get see what we waited for all year. I know we want to see an electric Sevy, but baby steps is a good thing too.

Also, let’s channel our collective positive energy towards Maybin. He really needs it, and if he gets it going the team will reap the rewards at a position that was a plus weeks ago but now a weakness.
 

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"Boone said the Yankees could get Luis Severino to 70 or 75 pitches today, but might not go that long w/ him. He went 65 last time out at Double-A."
 

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With the recent off days and the division race over, Yankee fans seem to be in between baseball seasons. The pressure to watch, for me at least, has diminished. There is the season of 162, and then the season of 11 wins in October. Amazing that the Yanks are running a rehab camp in September, needing at least 4 key contributors to regain sharp form for the playoffs. Seve, Betances, Stanton and Sanchez. My guess is only Sanchez doesn’t have enough time left to be ready when the second season begins.
 

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And Encarnacion!

People seem to forget that Severino was inexplicably bad the second half of last season, after a season and a half of being a top 3 AL SP (look it up if you want, this is not an exaggeration, he was 3rd in the Cy Young voting in 2017 and amazing through June last season). Hopefully whatever that was, whether it was physical or tipping pitches or something else is now history.
 

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And Encarnacion!

People seem to forget that Severino was inexplicably bad the second half of last season, after a season and a half of being a top 3 AL SP (look it up if you want, this is not an exaggeration, he was 3rd in the Cy Young voting in 2017 and amazing through June last season). Hopefully whatever that was, whether it was physical or tipping pitches or something else is now history.
Yes, EE would be a huge addition. Seems to have time to get ready in time, according to a NY Post story today. I didn’t realize he has over 100 postseason ABs. Hope he can play a few games in the field, too. Voit worries me out there.
 

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Two IP for Severino so far. Zero runs, one hit, one BB and two strikeouts. Looks composed, solid. 34 pitches after two.
 

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Double and rbi for Maybin, who almost goes out to LF.

Edit: Maybe it wasn't that close to going out. Solid double though.
 

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Maybe! But the Angels are pretty crappy, so hard to tell.

The stuff looks like it is still there though. Easy 97. Breaking ball looks ok.
 

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Game 2. Who do you trust? Seve or Tanaka? Two weeks left to figure it out.
Tanaka has a massive home/road split (3.24 ERA at home, 6.16 on the road), so I'll take Tanaka with Chad Green as an opener.
 

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Broke it open, just like that. Didi doubles in two, Gleyber with a 3-run bomb to left center. 38 homers for the kid. 8-0. This team scores in bunches.
 

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Torres just having such a good year. The power is surprising but I'll take it. Wonder if the HR rate normalizes next year.
 

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Torres just having such a good year. The power is surprising but I'll take it. Wonder if the HR rate normalizes next year.
He hit a ton last year too, I don't think the power is going away especially since he should get stronger as he gets a little older (22 still!!!).
 

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Nasty changeup from my man Loaisiga on 3-2 to Calhoun, in the zone at 90 and a swing and miss.
 

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Oh no, Betances has a partial tear of his Achilles tendon on the mound on Sunday, so he is done for the year.
 

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Most HR since August 1:

18 Gleyber Torres
18 Eugenio Suarez
18 Nolan Arenado
17 Jorge Soler
 

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TB lost to the Dodgers, so NY is 10 up with 10 to play and can clinch the AL East tomorrow.

HOU 99-53
NYY 99-53
LAD 98-54
MIN 93-58
TB 89-63
 

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A very small silver lining to Dellin's injury is that now he can go back on the 60 day IL when Stanton needs a spot tomorrow and that is the last 40 man move NY should need to make (although they should dump Tyler Lyons and bring up Mike King too), so Tauchman and Hicks will both still be on the 40 man and allowed to return if either somehow gets healthy in time.