Tired of Giancarlo Stanton bashing, Yankees' Luis Severino makes prediction


Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Giancarlo Stanton had two homers and drove in all of the Yankees' runs in Wedneday night's 4-0 win in Houston.

HOUSTON — It was very obvious Yankees ace Luis Severino still was excited talking about his special night 20 minutes after the final out to his first career complete-game shutout.

Doing it Wednesday night against the World Champs at Minute Maid Park made this 4-0 win over the Houston Astros extra special.

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As far as May wins go, this was about as good as it gets short of a no-hitter.

Severino’s first big smile during his three minutes of questioning at his locker flashed when he was asked about Giancarlo Stanton also having a big night.

Stanton pretty much was the Yankees offense with a two-run homer in the first, a solo homer in the fourth and an RBI double in the eighth for a four-RBI game. And the homers, by the way, were the first any Yankees player ever hit in a regular-season or playoff game against long-time nemesis Dallas Keuchel.

Severino clearly was very, very happy for Stanton, who went from 59-homer Miami Marlins superstar and NL MVP last season to a frequently booed, slow-starting Yankee this year following a winter trade.

Asked what he thought about Stanton’s performance, Severino said, “Amazing. He’s a very good player.”

And then came a prediction that seemed to be a response to all negativity that Stanton has had to deal with early into his Yankees career.

“At the end of the season, he’s going to hit 50 home runs,” Severino said. “I don’t care what anybody says. He’s a great hitter and he’s going to continue doing good stuff.”

With this 3-for-4 night, Stanton has his average up to .240 with seven homers and 19 RBIs. That’s a 38-homer, 103-RBI …read more

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