After keeping quiet on who would get the ball to start Wednesday’s Wild Card Match up with the Oakland Athletics, Aaron Boone has finally revealed his pick. Luis Severino will make his second consecutive wildcard start, and let’s hope this one will go better than last year.
On October 3, 2017, Severino lasted just one out into the first inning, allowing three earned runs on four hits (two home runs). Chad Green wound up getting The final two outs of the first. The Yankees, of course, went on to defeat the Minnesota Twins 8-to-4 in a thrilling game punctuated by clutch hitting and dominant relief pitching.
Severino had an incredible first half of 2018, going 14-2 with a stingy 2.31 ERA in 20 starts before the break. His second half was rough, however, as he went 5-6 with a 5.57 ERA. He ended the season with three consecutive starts where he allowed two earned runs or less, which equates to a 2.04 ERA in 17⅔ innings.