As important as each win is for the Yankees, the race for the postseason seemed to take a back seat as Luis Severino pitched for the first time in two years. The former ace threw the final two innings of the 7-1 victory, striking out a pair. It was one of those moments that reminds us why we love baseball, to see how much his return meant to him, his teammates, and the fans in Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees offense took some time to get into full gear, but managed to steadily increase their lead until Aaron Judge’s knockout blow in the seventh. He, Giancarlo Stanton, and Joey Gallo all homered, offering a glimpse of the true potential of this slugger-studded lineup.
After cruising through the first three innings, Jordan Montgomery encountered some difficulty in the fourth. However, he righted the ship and ultimately gave the Yankees 5.2 innings of one-run ball. Michael King and Severino pitched lights-out to wrap this one up and put a bow on a special night.