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Luis Severino Gives Lame Excuse Regarding Alex Bregman's Home Run

Tyler Maher
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino gave a lame excuse after Alex Bregman's home run in Game 2 of the ALCS.
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino gave a lame excuse after Alex Bregman's home run in Game 2 of the ALCS. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Like many baseball games, Game 2 of the 2022 ALCS was decided by one swing of the bat. In this case, the swing produced a three-run homer by Alex Bregman off Luis Severino, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory and a 2-0 series lead over the New York Yankees.

After the game, a still-salty Severino dismissed Bregman's blast as a product of good fortune rather than skill.

Rather than taking accountability for throwing a bad pitch, Severino isn't doing himself any favors by blaming the baseball gods. All sporting events involve a significant element of luck, so it's rarely a viable excuse for losing.

In baseball, you have to hit the ball pretty far for it to be a home run. That takes skill, not luck.

While Severino is understandably disappointed at the game's outcome, he should be pointing the finger at himself for throwing the ball where Bregman could do damage. Barring that, he should fault his his teammates for letting him down on offense, as New York managed just 2 runs and 4 hits.

The Yankees will try to bounce back in Game 3 on Saturday at home, where they are -146 moneyline favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds. Hopefully the Yanks have better luck, because it sounds like they're going to need it.

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