For the second consecutive year, Luis Severino has been selected to start the American League Wild Card Game. The Yankees are counting on the right-hander to turn in a much stronger effort this time around.
Severino was officially tabbed as the starter on Tuesday by manager Aaron Boone, who selected the 24-year-old All-Star over rotation mates J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka. The Yanks will place the ball in Severino’s hand with their season on the line Wednesday, facing the Athletics at Yankee Stadium.
“It means a lot. It means that they trust me,” Severino said. “They know that I can be good, that I can be better. I mean, you guys know me: I can have trouble, and the next start I can be good. If something bad happens, it happens at that time, I just get over it and keep working and get better.” Read More
AL Wild Card Game presented by Hankook Tire: Tonight, 8:08 p.m. ET on TBS