Luis Severino felt the pressure. The Yankees right-hander looked on Thursday night when Jameson Tallon took a perfect eighth-place finish. The next night, Gerrit Cole was doing a perfect game in seventh.
“I mean, I’m afraid to trade if I don’t get six or seven. Not very good,” joked Severino. “I need to go out there and do my best every time they give me the ball.” try to give.”
His best performance on Saturday was quite good. He played seven scoreless, one-hit innings in the Yankees’ 3–0 win over the Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Severino scored 10 runs in his first double-digit punchout game of the season.
One hit was a smoked ground ball from Miguel Cabrera that hit shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the face in the second innings. It was Severino’s 16th non-scoring start in his career and his third this season. He is the fifth consecutive Yankee starter to have bowled at least seven innings and allowed one earned run or less through rotation. In the last 14 starts, Yankee starters have posted 1.48 ERAs, allowing one or fewer runs in 11 of those 14.
“Man. It’s been great. Every time people go out there and do their business it’s like watching a replay of the night before,” Severino said of his continuation. “People go there and 10 ( strikeout) with six, seven, eight innings. It’s like that rewind from day one. ,
Miguel Andujar was selected to Triple-A on Friday night. He did not go quietly. After reducing .258/.273/.323 with .595 ops in nine games since being recalled on May 24, Andujar told Aaron Boone he wanted to trade, a source confirmed.
“I’m not going to go into our conversation about it,” the Yankees manager said. Boone said it was a difficult conversation, but Andujar was professional. “Migi is a great guy, and he handled it like a pro. Understanding that it’s a tough choice. Understanding that he’s a big part of what we’ve done here and he definitely wants to be here, so I understand it’s tough.”
While the disappointment for the former Rookie of the Year runner-up is understandable, the Yankees are not obliged to grant their wish.
Andujar was a big part of the Yankees’ 2018 squad when he finished second in the American League voting for Roy, behind Shohei Ohtani. He came on as a Yankees starting third baseman in 2019. He injured his shoulder early that season, an injury that required season-ending surgery, and lost his job to Gio Ursella. In 2020, Andujar struggled with limited time playing and last season he spent most of the year in the minors.
But Andujar has adjusted well to playing in the outfield and has certainly made a case for himself while he has been with the big league club. The 27-year-old Andujar has been better than him and solid in the outfield, with two regular outfielders struggling – Aaron Hicks and Joy Gallo.
In a total of 12 games, Andujar is hitting .268/.279/.317 with two doubles, three RBIs and three stolen bases. His Ops is .596. Gallo, in 43 games, is beating .177/.282/.308 with .590 Ops. He has two doubles, five home runs and seven RBIs. Hicks is dwindling to .217/.346/.248 with .594 ops, a double, a home run and eight RBIs.
“Last night was really tough. He was playing regularly for us. He has been part of us in winning ball games,” Boone said. “It has happened so many times, as I talked about over the years It’s become necessary that he’s been there and worked through some things or is getting built and things like that. So right now I know he’s contributing and he knows we know him. This is clearly just a hard numbers game. So last night was difficult. ,
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Giancarlo Stanton returned to the lineup on Saturday after 10 days on the injured list with an ankle issue. He went 1-for-4 with a double. … Clay Holmes extended his scoreless innings to 26.0 with a clean ninth Saturday. It is the longest active streak in the Major and the longest by a Yankee since David Robertson’s 26.1 from September 1, 2011 to May 8, 2012. Mariano Rivera has played 30.2 innings without conceding, the longest streak by a Yankees in a season, up one run in 1999.