Hard-Luck Loser Luis Severino Impresses In Major League Debut

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Luis Severino impressed players on both sides during his much-anticipated major league debut. He just didn’t get much support from those in his own dugout.

Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York Yankees lineup with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for the rival Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.

A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil Severino’s first start with the Yankees. The prized pitching prospect yielded only two hits over five encouraging innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

“He’s got poise. I told you I didn’t think his surroundings would affect him a whole lot. We saw that in spring training,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I definitely think it’s a positive for him and what he could mean for us moving forward.”

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