Mets Shuffle Rotation So Ex-Yankee Won't Face Yankees

mets shuffle rotation so ex-yankee won't face yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 30: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Luis Severino #40 of the New York Mets in action against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on March 30, 2024 in New York City. The Brewers defeated the Mets 7-6. Severino won't be facing his old team next week.

The New York Mets have shuffled their rotation, meaning a former Yankee won't be facing his old team next week.

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Luis Severino, who signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Mets this offseason after spending the first nine years of his career with the Yankees, won't get the opportunity to face his former team during next week's Subway Series.

Severino, who was initially scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees, had his start moved up to Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.

Mets manager Carlos Mendoza revealed why on Friday.

"Matchup-based," Mendoza said to reporters. "Felt like better throwing to righties against this (Cubs) lineup, and then have lefties against the Yankees."

Was Severino upset about not getting to face his former team?

"He'll do what's best for the team," Mendoza said. "I checked with him a couple of days ago, just to make sure health-wise he was good to go, because he's gonna go on regular rest. He smiled, obviously, like 'I'll do whatever it takes. So if you guys feel like Sunday it is, then it's Sunday.'"

Severino is in the midst of an impressive first season in Queens. In 14 starts, the right-hander has gone 4-2 with a 3.52 ERA, and has been the Mets' best and most consistent starter all year long.

The Yankees initially signed Severino out of the Dominican Republic in 2011. He debuted in 2015, and made back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2017 and 2018. Severino was a reliable starter in New York until 2023, when he endured the worst season of his career with a 6.65 ERA in 89.1 innings.

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The Yankees elected not to bring him back in free agency, but Severino didn't need to go far to find his next team. He's now enjoying a strong season in Queens and will look to continue that success on Sunday against the Cubs, an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

David Peterson, the left-handed pitcher who was scheduled to pitch on Sunday, will likely now open the series against the Yankees on Tuesday. He is 3-0 with a 3.97 ERA in 22.2 innings this season. Sean Manaea, another left-handed pitcher, would be on track to pitch Wednesday's series finale in a quick two-game set.

The Yankees have slashed .257/.335/.450 with a .785 OPS in 1,917 at-bats against right-handed pitchers this year. They've slashed .237/.324/.381 with a .705 OPS in 651 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this year.

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