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Luis Severino, Yankees take second game, 3-1

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Severino tossed six shutout innings against the Braves Saturday night, helping the Yankees take this three-game series at Turner Field.

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The Yankees took the second game at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves Saturday night, 3-1, after another solid start from 21-year-old right-hander Luis Severino.

Severino shut the Braves out over six innings and held Atlanta to just four hits and three walks. He struck out five batters and lowered his ERA to 2.17 after his first five MLB starts.

New York locked this one up when Brian McCann hit an RBI-double to right-center in the eighth inning against Edwin Jackson to take a 3-1 lead. Jackson began the inning by walking Carlos Beltran, and as we all know, leadoff walks are not indicative of pitching successfully at this level or any other.

Matt Wisler pitched into the seventh inning for the first time since July 26, holding the Yankees to just two runs on four hits. He also got a bit unlucky in the top of the seventh after Cameron Maybin misplayed a fly ball from Chase Headley (who later scored), so you could argue that his line is still worse than the performance he gave. It was nice to see a solid outing from Wisler after a rough five-game stretch, but the walks are still a bit concerning at this point.

He walked four tonight and his BB/9 is now up to 3.44 on the season after walking none in his first two Major League starts.

The Braves managed to get their first run on the board in the bottom of the seventh, after back-to-back singles from Christian Bethancourt and Andrelton Simmons paved the way for a Jonny Gomes fielder's choice and an error on New York reliever Justin Wilson, who was covering first base. Unfortunately, that would be the only scoring of the night for Atlanta.

The Braves will look to avoid a sweep tomorrow at 1:35 p.m. ET when Julio Teheran matches up with Nathan Eovaldi.


Source: FanGraphs

On a non-baseball note: I feel like it's important to mention the fan who fell from the stands tonight. Obviously this was terrible to hear about, and we wish the best for the health of the fan in question. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, as well as family and friends.

Update: The fan in question has sadly passed away. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.