New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino said he did not rush his warm-up routine before New York’s 16-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday at Yankee Stadium.
According to ESPN.com’s Coley Harvey, Severino contradicted comments made by TBS broadcaster and former MLB pitcher Ron Darling.
The game started at 7:40 p.m. ET, but Severino didn’t step onto the bullpen mound until 7:32 p.m. ET, prompting Darling to say on air it was “very late” for a pitcher to begin warm-up tosses.
In response, Severino later said, “I mean, if my pitching coach said that [it was late] to you, you can believe it. But [Darling] is not always in my bullpen, so how does he know what’s going on? I came out 20 minutes before the game like I usually do. I don’t know why he was saying that. I don’t know who that guy is, either.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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