After a difficult stretch, Yankees RHP Luis Severino got back on track against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He was solid, if unspectacular.
In Severino's last seven outings entering Saturday's start, he was 3-4 with a 7.50 ERA and allowed 11 home runs. He came closer to his pre-July dominance against Toronto.
Severino allowed two runs on six hits in five innings with eight strikeouts. He threw 100 pitches, 68 for strikes.
The righty only encountered some trouble. First, in the 2nd inning, Severino had to navigate a two-out double. He got Aledmys Diaz to pop out to foul territory to end the inning.
In the 5th inning, back-to-back singles from Diaz and Richard Urena put Severino in a jam. He then struck out former-Yankee Billy McKinney and got Devon Travis to groundout to end the inning.
Then in the 6th, Severino allowed a lead-off double then an RBI single by Justin Smoak. It would be his last batter faced. Smoak would later come around to score, giving Severino his second earned run.
His ERA now sits at 3.28, mere six weeks after his ERA was sub-2.