The 24-year-old right-hander and his pitching coach additionally stated he knew precisely what time the sport began and that he was adequately ready for it, refuting claims made by one of many sport’s broadcasters.
“For a sport like this, it’s important to keep in mind what time it’s,” Severino stated simply after the Yankees’ 16-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Severino allowed the primary six runs the Crimson Sox scored on a disastrous night time for the Yankees’ arms.
With the win, Boston took a 2-1 ALDS lead.
In the course of the sport, TBS broadcaster and former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling floated a query about Severino’s comparatively brief warm-up time, suggesting the pitcher may need arrived to the bullpen late, minutes forward of the sport’s scheduled 7:40 p.m. first pitch.
As Darling spoke, cameras with a 7:32 p.m. ET timestamp confirmed Severino stepping onto the mound in Yankee Stadium’s residence bullpen. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild might be seen saying to Severino: “7:40, let’s go.”
Severino’s first pitch was delivered at 7:42.
“It is very late for a starter to exit on the [bullpen] mound,” Darling stated in the course of the broadcast.
Severino, who realized of Darling’s feedback when reporters entered the Yankees’ clubhouse after the sport, issued a terse rebuttal.
“I imply, if my pitching coach stated that [it was late] to you, you possibly can consider it. However [Darling] just isn’t all the time in my bullpen, so how does he know what is going on on?” Severino stated. “I got here out 20 minutes earlier than the sport like I often do. I do not know why he was saying that.
“I do not know who that man is, both.”
Darling was a first-round decide within the 1981 draft. He went on to spend 13 seasons pitching for the Mets, Expos and A’s. He recorded 136 profession wins and a 3.87 ERA.
On the Yankees’ YES Community postgame present, Yankees broadcaster and former catcher John Flaherty echoed Darling’s remarks.
“There is no such thing as a means you possibly can go on a giant league bullpen mound eight minutes earlier than the scheduled first pitch and anticipate to be prepared,” Flaherty stated.
“Sevy’s all the time been fairly brief,” Rothschild stated.
Added supervisor Aaron Boone: “He had what he meant to go down there and get carried out.”
Sometimes, a starter will throw 21-26 pitches and face a pair of hitters earlier than stepping out of the bullpen and strolling to the dugout for the beginning of the sport, Rothschild stated.
“He did not rush to get in there or any of that stuff,” the pitching coach added. “He was in a position to sit down for 3 or 4 minutes and exit.”
Severino stated he likes to start his warm-up routine about 20 minutes earlier than first pitch, enjoying catch within the outfield. After he performs catch for about 10 minutes, he enters the bullpen.
A screening of Severino’s pregame routine Monday confirmed that he was throwing within the outfield at about 7:26 p.m. ET — lower than 15 minutes earlier than first pitch.
“Earlier than I went out, I walked by the coaching room and advised him introductions are at :28, and first pitch is at :40. So he was fairly clear with that,” Rothschild stated.
“The issue occurred within the third inning, not within the first inning. If there was a distinction in his warm-ups, he had already thrown 44 pitches when all of these items occurred.”
Severino, who pitched into the fourth, started to run into critical hassle within the third inning, when the Crimson Sox adopted a few base hits with a sacrifice fly and a fielder’s alternative. Boston took a fast 3-Zero lead.
Even after that tough inning, the Yankees tasked Severino with going again out within the fourth, regardless of having gotten relievers up late within the third. Boone and Rothschild believed their ace might get by the Crimson Sox’s 7-, 8- and 9-hole hitters who have been due up.
However two straight singles and a stroll, and Severino was again in hassle. By that time, Boone lastly decided he had seen sufficient. In got here Lance Lynn out of the bullpen to interchange Severino.
“I did not suppose [Severino] was overly sharp from the get-go. Stuff-wise, he was OK,” Boone stated. “He actually did not appear as electrical as his final outing.”
In his earlier begin, Severino lasted 4 innings and struck out seven in a wild-card sport win that put New York within the ALDS.
Of the 18 batters Severino confronted Monday, seven linked on balls that had exit velocities of 100 mph or quicker. In line with ESPN Stats & Data, that is the primary time Severino had given up that many hard-hit balls in a sport since Might 19 at Kansas Metropolis.
After his departure, the Yankees’ bullpen did not fare significantly better towards the Crimson Sox hitters. The poor pitching efficiency culminated in backup catcher Austin Romine coming into within the ninth inning, making his solely large league pitching look. It was the primary time since 2015 that the Yankees had used a place participant to pitch in a sport.
Romine wished he had entered the postseason sport in another, extra conventional means.
“No, I did not envision myself getting in these playoffs in that position,” Romine stated. “However I am simply right here to attempt to assist the blokes on the market.”
Romine, who topped 90 mph on one pitch, acquired two fast groundouts earlier than giving up a house run to Brock Holt, permitting the Boston infielder to finish the cycle.