Luis Severino pumped

NY Yankees Beat Rays 7-2

photo credit: Corey Sipkin/NY Post

Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas

The offense kept rolling again in this game as the Yankees score 7 runs to beat the Rays.

Yesterday it was Didi Gregorius who put on the power display with his 2 home run, 8 RBI game. Today it was Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez providing the power with a home run each. The trio combined for 3 home runs and 6 RBIs to power the Yankees past the Rays 7-2.

Stanton put yesterdays 0 for 5, five strikeout game behind him quickly in this one. In the first inning of today’s game, Stanton hit a big 2-run home run off Rays pitcher Blake Snell. Unfortunately, Stanton struck out in each of his next 3 plate appearances, but he still looked better today.

Later, Sanchez hit his first home run of the season in the 3rd inning, a 2-run shot. Sanchez was the Yankees DH for this game, and Austin Romine was behind the dish. Romine had a decent day at the plate as well, going 2 for 3 with a couple singles.

Aaron Judge also hit his first home run of the season. It seemed like he was nearly fooled by the pitch, but he still managed to hit a moon shot 2-run homer to left field.

The Yankees’ Power Trio Going Yard

Yankees Ace Was Great

Early in the first inning, Luis Severino didn’t quite seem to have his best slider. In a postgame interview with the YES Network, Severino admitted that his slider wasn’t sharp. Severino made an adjustment when he threw his warmup pitches before the second inning.

Overall, Severino was great in this game, pitching 7 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking only one. In addition, the Yankee ace gave up two runs on five hits and needed only 92 pitches.

Next, Adam Warren came in and finished the 8th frame for Severino. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless 9th to secure the victory for the Yankees.

The Yankees pitchers also combined for 9 strikeouts while walking only 1 batter, a recipe for success.

This Game Had Me Feelin’ Like

The Yankees will turn the ball over to Masahiro Tanaka tomorrow as they take on Andrew Cashner and the Baltimore Orioles at 6:35pm EDT.

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