Ticket to ride? Not for Luis Severino as Mets derail reunion plans vs. Yankees

Luis Severino, a former Yankee now playing for the New York Mets, will not be facing his old team, the Yankees, in the upcoming Subway Series, according to recent reports.
Amanda Paula
Friday June 21, 2024

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Luis Severino will not get the chance to reunite with his former side, as the Mets have effectively canceled any plans for him to play against the Yankees. The ex-Yankees star completed a move to Mets in the current offseason and will be absent in the upcoming Subway Series against his former side.

Recent reports have confirmed that a place in the lineup for Severino will come too soon, ending any hopes of what would have been a news-worthy headline in the New York baseball rivalry.

What lies ahead for Luis Severino?

Luis Severino, a former Yankee now playing for the New York Mets, will not be facing his old team, the Yankees, in the upcoming Subway Series, according to recent reports.
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Andrew Tredinnick of NorthJersey.com further explained that the decision to leave Luis Severino out was made with matchups in mind. The Mets indeed believe that their new man is better equipped to play against the Cubs. As a result, the duo of Sean Manaea and David Peterson are expected to pitch against the Yankees.

Mets boss Carlos Mendoza revealed his side’s strategy on Friday, announcing that Severino will make the starting lineup against the Cubs on Sunday while David Peterson will be the one to feature on Tuesday against the Yankees at Citi Field.

“(Severino’s) like, ‘I’ll do what’s best for the team,'” Mendoza said in a press conference to before Friday’s game in Chicago. “I checked with him a couple of days ago, just to make sure health-wise he was good to go because he’s going to go on regular rest and then talking to Petey, give them our reasons (for) what we were thinking, and they were both on board.”

Luis Severino has been in decent form for the Mets this season. In 14 starts, he has played out a 4-2 record with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Over 84⅓ innings, he has recorded 61 batters, showing his all-round effectiveness as well. This performance is a significant boost to the Mets’ pitching numbers, as Severino has shown he can be consistent at the top level in that regard throughout the season.

Luis Severino: From Yankees all-star to free agent

Former Yankees player Luis Severino
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Luis Severino’s history with the Yankees is well-documented. He made a name for himself with the side. He spent his first nine MLB seasons with the team and in that time, he earned two All-Star selections in 2017 and 2018.

In both of those years, his quality was easy to see as he finished in the top 10 in the American League Cy Young voting, sealing his name as one of the league’s top pitchers. His time with the Yankees was defined by a host of memorable performances and key contributions to the team’s success.

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  1. Another constantly injured Yankee who got healthy elsewhere, but the Yankees still don’t change any if there medical personnel.

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