Severino was pulled after the Yankees picked up two more runs in the top of the eighth, and in the bottom half, Josh Jung broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out base-hit off of reliever Miguel Castro.
That run would end up scoring on Kole Calhoun‘s RBI groundout.
After the game, Severino was asked by Yankees beat reporter Bryan Hoch if he thought he would have completed the no-hitter had he stayed in the game, to which Severino replied, “One thousand percent.”
Luis Severino does not lack for confidence, but that being said, does he think he would have completed the no-hitter?
"One thousand percent."
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 4, 2022
Severino Comes Close To A No-No
At this point in the season, with the Yankees having already clinched, the only thing they’re playing for is Aaron Judge‘s 62nd home run, which would break the single-season American League record.
But it would have been nice to see Severino finish the no-hitter.
Regardless, it was a great performance and could be a huge confidence builder for a guy who has dealt with more than his fair share of injuries.
Everybody wanted to see him finish off the no-no though.
That would have been an amazing story.
Of course, it’s understandable why the Yankees didn’t want to chance it, especially now that they’ve already clinched the AL East.
Severino picked up his seventh win with his dominant outing last night, while also lowering his ERA to 3.18 on the year.
The Yankees also managed to pick up their 98th win of the season.
The only thing that would have made it better is if Severino ended up going the distance and having a chance to complete his no-hitter.