Yankees invite 9-2 defeat by giving another chance to Severino

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New York Yankees 2, Chicago White Sox 9

CHICAGO — Wednesday night saw Mike Clevinger deliver a solid six innings on the mound, while Elvis Andrus made a significant contribution with three runs batted in. The Chicago White Sox clinched their fourth victory in five games by defeating the New York Yankees with a commanding score of 9-2.

Yoan Moncada achieved two doubles and crossed the plate once, while Yasmani Grandal secured two hits, including an RBI, and also scored a run. Chicago (47-69) saw Gregory Santos throw two innings without conceding any runs, earning his third save of the season.

In their recent stretch, the Yankees have faced defeat in seven of their last 11 matches. Prior to today, they were trailing by five games for a wild-card position.

Giancarlo Stanton managed the sole offensive highlight against Clevinger, launching his 18th home run as a solo shot. With runners in scoring positions, the Yankees (59-56) struggled, going 0 for 7, while Clevinger (5-5) allowed them just three hits.

Following a scoreless first inning by Ian Hamilton as the opener for New York, Luis Severino (2-7) entered the game from the bullpen and conceded four runs on five hits over two innings. Prior to the game, Yankees manager Aaron Boone expressed his desire for the struggling starter to gain traction by avoiding the initial challenge of facing the top of Chicago’s lineup.

Unfortunately, that approach didn’t yield the desired results, as Severino surrendered an RBI single to Yasmani Grandal during the second inning. Additionally, Oscar Colás struck a two-run home run, propelling Chicago to an early 3-0 advantage. In the third inning, Severino conceded another run when Luis Robert Jr. singled, swiped both second and third bases, and then scored on a double from Moncada.

Boone left open the possibility of Severino, whose ERA has reached 8.06, making another start for the Yankees during this season.

Boone expressed his optimism before the game, stating that he hoped Severino would return to his true potential, specifically as a starting pitcher. He added that the aspiration was for this shift to positively impact Severino’s performance and provide a fresh perspective to help him regain his form.

During the third inning, Robert Jr. exited the match due to a sprained right pinky finger. The team reported that his X-ray results were negative, and his status is being evaluated day by day. Trayce Thompson took over his position in center field and managed to secure a hit, going 1 for 2 with a run.

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Before tonight’s game, Boone mentioned that the Yankees are currently deliberating over their starting pitcher for the upcoming three-game series against the Miami Marlins, set to begin on Friday. Miami’s probable starter is Jesús Luzardo (8-6, 3.52).

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2 thoughts on “Yankees invite 9-2 defeat by giving another chance to Severino

  1. That Yankees management is even considering another start for Severino should be grounds for class-action breach of promise litigation from Yankees’ fans.
    No jury in the world would find that Yankees’ management was ever serious about making the playoffs, let alone contending for a world series berth.
    Malpractice, writ large.

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