OK, this has gotten scary. Severino had another meltdown last night in Oakland as the Yankees dropped the series finale. Clearly, he is not the same pitcher who won all those games and was considered our ace. Is he hurt? Is it late-season fatigue? Is it mechanical?
What’s scary is that it doesn’t matter what the reason is, because in a one-game Wild Card winner-take-all playoff game, he is NOT the guy to pitch. So the Yankees are left to figure out which starter would pitch. Right now, I’d consider Happ of all people our ace. Tanaka gives up too many home run balls and CC is inconsistent and only gives us a few innings and Lynn has been pretty awful overall.
The point is I would have thought Larry Rothschild and the Yankees brain trust would have figured out what’s ailing Severino by now, and they haven’t. Very, very disappointing.
P.S. Gary Sanchez is still a terrible catcher. No change there.