Despite taking the loss during yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against the Boston Red Sox, Luis Severino had no reason to hang his head low. He gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and notched seven strikeouts in his five innings of work. Had the Yankees offense woke up against kunckleballer Steven Wright, the team might of had their second victory of the series. Regardless of Severino giving up two runs, the Red Sox were very impressed and they believe Severino could be ‘the real deal’ for the Yankees. Here’s what a few Red Sox players said about Seveirno following last night’s ball game:
David Ortiz on Luis Severino: “That young kid, he’s got good stuff, man. I think he’s going to be pretty good. He has a good fastball. He’s got that cutter, that change up. I think at the beginning of the game, he was kind of missing location a little bit. But other than that, his stuff is very explosive. Very good.”
John Farrell on Luis Severino: “Severino’s got electric-type stuff and he gets a 2-0 fastball, David is probably sitting on it with the way he squared it up. But we don’t leave New York without David going deep one time. Just put a beautiful swing on the pitch. But there’s no question we’ll see Severino a lot for years to come. That’s a good-looking young pitcher.”
Jackie Bradley Jr. on Luis Severino: “He looked like he’s been pitching for a while. He’s got good stuff and he’s a talented ballplayer.”
Should the Yankees stay on track, Severino’s next start is slated to come against the Indians on August 11th at Progressive Field.