Game 141: Sevy Saturday

Yankees waste away an early lead, drop the series opener to the Rangers 11-5
Yankees 3, Rangers 1: Severino sensational, the offense rallies late to get the win
(Rich Schultz/Getty)
(Rich Schultz/Getty)

Yet another tough loss last night. The Yankees have let a five-run lead and a four-run lead turn into losses within their last three games. Games like those are why the Yankees are unlikely to win the AL East — FanGraphs puts their division odds at 6.4% at the moment, for what it’s worth — and are instead fighting for a wildcard spot.

Fortunately, the Yankees have Luis Severino on the mound this afternoon, and he’s been their best starter all season. The Yankees could really use a dominant Sevy outing today. I’m pretty sure none of us want to see three innings worth of middle relievers again this afternoon. Here is the Rangers’ lineup and here is the Yankees’ lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. DH Chase Headley
  3. C Gary Sanchez
  4. SS Didi Gregorius
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. RF Aaron Judge
  7. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  8. 3B Todd Frazier
  9. 1B Greg Bird
    RHP Luis Severino

Lovely weather in Arlington today. Nice and sunny but not insanely hot either. Great day for a ballgame. This afternoon’s game will begin at 1:05pm ET and FOX has the broadcast. Regular old FOX. Not FOX Sports 1. Enjoy the game.

Yankees waste away an early lead, drop the series opener to the Rangers 11-5
Yankees 3, Rangers 1: Severino sensational, the offense rallies late to get the win