The raucous home-field advantage the Yankees have grown accustomed to enjoying over the last two postseasons disappeared early from the corner of East 161st Street and River Avenue on Monday evening, as Luis Severino was rocked for six runs over three-plus innings in a 16-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
Experiencing a velocity dip compared to his four-plus inning start in the AL Wild Card Game, Severino allowed frequent hard contact as Boston peppered the righty for three runs and five hits through the first three innings. The bullpen phone was slow to ring as manager Aaron Boone permitted Severino to begin the fourth against the bottom of the order.
Severino promptly loaded the bases on two hits and a walk. All three runs scored, charged to Severino’s ledger, as Lance Lynn entered and issued a run-scoring walk to Mookie Betts and a bases-clearing double to Andrew Benintendi. Steve Pearce belted a run-scoring single off Chad Green and Brock Holt — en route to hitting for the cycle — legged out a two-run triple as the Red Sox broke the game open with a seven-run frame. Read More
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Frustrating night, but tomorrow is a new game. pic.twitter.com/OhZkzaQmn4
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It's 16-1. Unless the Yankees do something in the ninth inning, this is going to be the worst loss in franchise's postseason history. The Yankees have been in the playoffs 54 seasons.
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The Yankees now have a position player pitching in the playoffs pic.twitter.com/2REGhcBjrU
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Aaron Boone breaks down the usage of Luis Severino and the Yankees bullpen. pic.twitter.com/1FG68qIeyA
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