Luis Severino is back! All the way back in spring training, before he even got to make a start, Severino went down with shoulder inflammation, and later went on to suffer a lat strain while he was recovering. He was originally supposed to miss just the start of the year, but instead the injuries have caused him to miss nearly the entire season. However, with just a couple weeks before the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs, he will take the mound, hopefully ready and raring to go for the stretch run. Almost a year since his last start, his 2019 season kicks off tonight against the Angels. Welcome back Sevy, we’ve missed you.
Besides Severino, it’s a mostly normal 2019 season lineup for the Yankees, at least with what they’re currently working with factoring in injuries and the like. To make room for Severino, the Yankees also designated Breyvic Valera for assignment.
Jose Suarez will get the bulk of the inning for the Angels tonight, but Noe Ramirez will kick things off as an opener. He’s served in this role a couple times this season, allowing three runs in the five games where he’s gotten the start. Meanwhile, Suarez comes into this game with an ERA just under seven. As for the rest of LA’s lineup, it’s not the strongest, especially with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both out for the rest of the year with injuries.
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES and Fubo.tv or heard on WFAN and WADO. First pitch will be at 6:35 PM ET. Go Yankees, go baseball.