From top to bottom, nobody can match the Houston Astros’ starting pitchers arm for arm.
That’s not even worth debating.
The Yankees do have a one-night counter to the best rotation in baseball, maybe the best in the game since the Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz-era Atlanta Braves.
It’s now time to elevate Luis Severino, an All-Star and Cy Young runner-up last season, into that next tier, the one reserved for the best of the best, the Clayton Kershaws and Justin Verlanders of the world.
I felt like most of the night he was on cruise control and just lighting it up, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
This was the first time in 60 career starts that Severino finished what he started and a Yankees first since Masahiro Tanaka went nine pitching a three-hit shutout in Boston on April 27, 2017.
Severino struck out 10 and one walk in improving his record to 5-1 and lowering his ERA to 2.11 after a season in which he was an All-Star and Cy Young finalist.
I didn’t do nothing special last year, Severino said. I have to keep grinding, keep fighting. The things that happened last year, that’s last year. This year I have to try to be better.
Ryan Shazier, who already was ruled out of playing in 2018 because of his spinal cord injury, was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Wednesday afternoon.
By placing Shazier on the list, the Steelers do not need to account for him on their 90-man offseason roster. Shazier, however, will collect his entire $8.7 million salary as a result of the Steelers picking up his fifth-year option a year ago.
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