Luis Severino

Being in sole possession of the AL-East’s last spot, the New York Yankees began a crucial stretch over the weekend. The first series was against East rivals Baltimore Orioles who are currently leading the East division. Naturally, the competition was tough. But the Yanks fought back aggressively owing to captain Aaron Judge’s return.

After losing out the first game, the Yankees secured a thumping 8-3 win as Aaron Judge blasted a two-run home run. However, again, the Bronx Bombers choked up in the series finale. More than the offense, the pitching let the team down massively. Moreover, after the game, the pitcher looked highly disappointed and spat out harsh self-criticism.


Luis Severino Hammered Vs. Orioles As Yankees Lose Out On Crucial Series

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, July 6, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino was completely overpowered by the Baltimore Orioles batters during Sunday’s series finale. In mere 3.1 innings pitched, Severino washed away nine runs in ten hits while striking out five hitters. His rhythm looked awful, and his pitches execution was even worse. He did not leave enough room for the Yanks to come back into the game. After the brutal loss, the starting pitcher looked extremely disappointed. He is feeling like the worst pitcher in the game. Severino further added that nothing is working for him for now. He is struggling to contribute currently, let alone dominate on the mound. Nevertheless, the pitcher has vowed to continue working hard behind the scenes.

Luis Severino is currently experiencing the worst phase of his career. In the past 12 starts, his ERA has soared to 7.49. At this rate, the impending free agent will struggle to keep his rotation spot intact once Nestor Cortes returns from the injury list. Yankees manager Aaron Boone, upon asking the same question, responded by saying the team would continue to work under the hood and figure out why the execution isn’t working. As of now, the Yanks are not thinking of any major moves in the starting rotation. Having said that, with the kind of urgency in the camp, Severino’s ouster or demotion could be the writing on the wall. It’s time for the camp to take extreme steps to ensure a playoff spot.

Anthony Rizzo Records 13-Year-Long Career Low

Anthony Rizzo
Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo didn’t start Monday night in Seattle due to a sore neck. AP

Sunday’s series finale loss was brutal on the New York Yankees. The hitters recorded season-high 18 strikeouts outs. Moreover, Anthony Rizzo, the team’s reliable first baseman, was struck out five times for the first time in his 13-year-long career. If this isn’t a rock bottom moment for him, then nothing will ever be. However, Rizzo claimed that self-confidence and health is not the issue at all. He has to work on his mechanics, as he is missing out on lots of loose pitches.

Just last week, Anthony Rizzo broke his two-month-long homer-less streak by recording a four-hit game for the first time since 2019. However, he failed to carry on the momentum. Overall, the New York Yankees are in a deep mess. With Astros and Rays on the other side in the next week, the reigning AL-East champions must pull up their socks as a playoff spot is getting out of their reach with each passing day.