Luis Severino is seen returning to his old ways

Luis Severino # 40 of the New York Yankees reacts after pitching during the fifth inning of the Doubleheader Game Two against the Chicago White Sox at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City on May 22, 2022.
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino had an amazing outing on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.

He struck out five in seven shutout innings and allowed eight hits in the no-decision.

The Yankees lost 5-0, but it wasn’t Severino’s fault.

Indeed, slowly but surely, he is feeling more and more comfortable with the workload of the entire starter after missing a good portion of the last three seasons due to various injuries.

Inflammation of the right shoulder rotator cuff and Grade 2 lat strain took him away most of the 2019 season, when Tommy John surgery removed his 2020 and some parts of his 2021.

When he seemed ready to return in June last year, he suffered a significant concussion that delayed his debut.

Severino has had a difficult time due to injury, but at the moment he feels confident on the mound.

Severino is rolling and, most importantly, healthy

For the season, it has a 3.02 ERA in 41.2 frames, a solid 24.4 strikeout rate, which is great for a starter.

More importantly, he said there were no problems with his surgically repaired elbow, his groin or his shoulder.

Keeping him healthy will be a difficult task as the Yankees closely monitor his workload.

Prior to 2022, he pitched just 18 innings between 2019 and 2021.

In 2017 and 2018, however, Savvy was one of the best starters in the American League.

He collected 450 strikeouts in those two years and finished with a 2.98 ERA in 2017 and a 3.39 mark in 2018.

He crossed 190 innings in each of that year.

In 2022, the Yankees will probably put him in the 150 to 150 range when it comes to pitch innings, but it will be a challenge because they need to win the division.

All things considered, Severino is back in his best version, and the Yankees can’t be happier.

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