July 17, 2024
Mets’ Luis Severino to start against Cubs instead of Yankees

Mets’ Luis Severino to start against Cubs instead of Yankees

Mets’ Luis Severino to start against Cubs instead of Yankees

CHICAGO — New York Mets right-hander Luis Severino will start Sunday against the Chicago Cubs instead of going through the Yankees within the first Subway Series of the season.

Severino spent his first eight seasons with the Yankees, going 54-37 with a 3.79 ERA in 141 video games, together with 125 begins. He signed a $13 million, one-year contract with the Mets over the winter.

Severino, 30, was in line to face his former staff Tuesday evening. But he was moved up to the finale against the Cubs, and David Peterson was pushed again from Sunday to the opener of the two-game set at Citi Field.

Mets supervisor Carlos Mendoza stated Friday the staff preferred Severino throwing against the Cubs, after which utilizing left-handers Peterson and Sean Manaea against the Yankees. Severino can be on common relaxation against Chicago.

Mendoza stated he defined the choice to Severino and Peterson, and “they were both on board.” The supervisor additionally stated Peterson is wholesome.

Severino was tagged for six runs and eight hits in 6⅓ innings in a no-decision at Texas on Tuesday in his final start. Peterson pitched six innings of two-run ball in a 14-2 win over the Rangers on Monday evening in his final outing.

The Mets had been off Thursday earlier than Friday’s sequence opener at Chicago. They have two extra off days subsequent week. They go to the Yankees subsequent month for one more two-game set.

Also Friday, New York positioned catcher Luis Torrens on the paternity listing and recalled catcher Joe Hudson from Triple-A Syracuse.

The Mets additionally claimed outfielder Duke Ellis off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him to Double-A Binghamton. The speedy Ellis made his main league debut on June 4 and swiped 4 bases in eight appearances with Chicago.