The once highly touted prospect is now struggling to find his groove again.
He started for the Yankees today in their spring training exhibition matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies.
He loaded the bases, but still had two outs and was ahead in the count 0-2, one strike away from escaping the jam.
However, he would not have such luck, as he allowed a bases clearing double to Phillies outfielder Matt Vierling.
That put the Phils up 3-0 and put an end to his day on the mound.
He lasted just two-thirds of an inning.
Luis Severino is really struggling again pic.twitter.com/24GIKoBOpM
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) March 25, 2022
A Bad Omen
This is a bad sign for the Yankees, who are already without Domingo German due to right shoulder inflammation, which will keep him out until late May at the earliest.
The Yankees’ pitching staff is already in some significant trouble.
Of course, it’s only spring training, so this shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
Guys are messing around with their pitches and trying to get a feel for the ball early in the year.
This isn’t the regular season just yet.
Pitchers are still trying out some new things.
But if this continues into the regular season, the Yankees will be in trouble.
In a stacked American League East, they’ll need as much pitching help as possible if they are to compete with the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox.
They’ll need Severino to be on point and healthy this year if they want a shot at the postseason and a World Series title.
We’ll see if he can rebound from a horrific start.