The Yankees game against White Sox this Wednesday, the final one of the series began with a start from Luis Severino and as it has been happening in all the recent starts from him he struggled a little in the start and unintentionally allowed the White Sox to take on the lead but he soon got settled. After that, he allowed only one run from a solo hit. Still, that wasn’t like Severino at all, he fought against 11 batters back to back nonetheless. The good news is Yankees won the game and name the series to Yankees.
Severino struck out Yoan Moncada in the start but afterward, he allowed series of three hits that won the 2-0 lead for Chicago White Sox. However, the lead was not lasting as the Yankees bombarded Lucas Giolito in the second inning. Gleyber Torres started off with leading walks then the other players including Neil Walker, Austin Romine, and Shane Robinson gave Lucas Giolito a hard time hitting one after another single that eventually tied the game. After Brett Gardner’s one run and one walk, Giancarlo Stanton took the mound and made a grand slam over the right-field wall earning four-run lead for Yankees.
This home run was his career’s 6th, the 27th in this season and 1st since the homer he hit against Mariners in the middle of April.
“He’s been such a pro through all this; he’s gained momentum, it seems, like all season long, and now we’re seeing the consistency and the quality of at-bats,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s really good at coming up with a plan for the guys he’s facing, and committing to it, and it’s netted him a lot of results and another big one tonight.
“What’s been cool is to see him really change nothing, and no matter the circumstances, I think that’s what’s been impressive. No matter what’s going on with him, he’s really stayed on that even keel and really focused on what he needs to do.”
After the four-run lead earned by Stanton, Severino also got back in shape, taking the mound he pitched three scoreless innings. The White Sox, fortunately, made another run brought by the homer by Tim Anderson. But that was the last run Chicago was allowed to make in the Wednesday’s game. In the seventh inning, Severino was back to the mound giving a leadoff double and struck out Adam Engel by swinging a 98 MPH fastball ending the inning. That encouraged the whole team. He resigned with eight strikeouts and not a single walk delivered. He loses the focus sometimes but the pitching this time was a fine turning point for him.
Then another run to Yankees earned by the home run hit by Aaron Hicks in the start of the fifth inning and that was the end. After that Chad Green and Jonathan Holder, both pitched scoreless innings which closed the game to the Yankees 7-3 win.
The loss faced against Red Sox still hurts a lot but the Yankees made a fine point in their games against White Sox in Chicago. We are hoping to see the same spirits in their future games especially against Texas tomorrow at Yankee Stadium. The Pitching will start with J.A Happ going against Ariel Jurado on 7:05 ET.