Severino Makes History, Bats Knuckle Under In 2-1 Loss

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Luis Severino makes his Major League debut, striking out seven over five innings and allowing two runs on just two hits at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2015

Game 106 / 60-46 / 1st / +4.5G : The long awaited MLB debut of prized-prospect Luis Severino was all you ask for. Exhibiting confidence and poise that belied his tender age of 21, Severino’s debut made the history books. On the flip side, the Yankees were baffled by knuckle-baller Steven Wright for 7 innings, then made it a nail-biter in the 9th, but the affair ended in heartbreak fashion as a New York rally died with the tying run on second base.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Red Sox 2, Yankees 1

  • Luis Severino   Forget the hype, the anticipation and expectations. This is only one start. Severino not only a tossed a very respectful MLB debut, the 21 year-old became the first pitcher in American League history to record 7 strikeouts, 0 walks and 2 hits or less in their first career start. He looked poised, confident and focused.

“He belongs. That’s the first thing that I saw. From the first pitch of warmups in the bullpen, he was getting after it. A lot of positives from tonight” ‐ John Ryan Murphy on Luis Serverino  (h/t: Chad Jennings / LoHud)

FOOTNOTES : A Happy 47th Birthday to John Olerud, a member of the 2004 Yankees squad …

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