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Yanks’ new strikeout king? Severino chases Louisiana Lightning

Still, the shortstop’s three-run, go-ahead homer over the Green Monster in a single-game playoff with the Boston Red Sox wasn’t the only performance to go down in New York Yankees lore on Oct. 2, 1978.nfl authentic jerseys cheap

Starting pitcher Ron Guidry’s electrifying left arm helped earn the soon-to-be Cy Young winner his 25th victory of the season, against just three losses. His five strikeouts padded what was already a new Yankees record for punch-outs in a season. Guidry’s final strikeout total — 248 — topped Jack Chesbro’s 239, a mark more than 70 years old.

Guidry believes Yankees fans won’t have to wait quite so long to see his record broken.

“When he walks on that mound, he walks out there, and he just goes, ‘OK, I’m Luis Severino. I’m here. Come get me,'” Guidry said, referring to the current ace of the Yankees’ pitching staff. “He’s so good, he can just say, ‘Here, guys. It’s a fastball, middle of the plate. Go ahead.'”17

Forty years after Louisiana Lightning’s historic season for the eventual World Series champions, the 24-year-old Severino is on pace to rewrite the team’s record books. Entering his start Sunday night against the same rival franchise Guidry and Dent helped beat for that famed American League East title, Severino is on track to whiff 278 batters.nfl jerseys nike cheap

What’s more, Severino’s Yankees and this year’s Red Sox have spent much of the first half separated for the division lead by mere percentage points, which means this anniversary year could well end with another Yankees pitcher setting another organizational strikeout record at Fenway Park on another season’s final day. New York travels to Boston in late September for what could be a division-deciding three-game series. Similar to the 1978 pennant chase, the 2018 playoff push could be finalized on a single afternoon at Fenway.