The Yankees’ season will be over soon enough, and they were delivered another nail in their coffin Friday in The Bronx with an 8-2 loss to the Brewers.
And Luis Severino’s season — and perhaps his Yankees career — may have ended in another ugly start.
The right-hander’s hopes of finishing a miserable year on a positive note took another hit when he left the game with what the Yankees announced as a “left side injury.”
Then, the Yankees unraveled in the top of the seventh inning with three sloppy plays in the field that led to three runs, and they gave up three more in the eighth.
After winning five in a row, the Yankees have now lost two straight and have two more games against NL Central-leading Milwaukee.
Severino’s injury occurred on his 70th — and last — pitch of the night, which resulted in a leadoff single to Brice Turang in the top of the fifth.
As the play unfolded, a clearly pained Severino dropped his glove.
He was quickly checked by the training staff and removed from the game, replaced by Jhony Brito.
The Yankees said Severino will undergo further testing Saturday.
Severino had allowed a two-run homer to Willy Adames in the third inning as he looked to bounce back from a rough outing in his previous start in Houston.
The 29-year-old, who set to be a free agent following the season, left the game Friday with a 6.65 ERA.
He has dealt with injuries in each season since 2019 and the health issues have derailed a promising career.
It was already unclear what market existed for Severino this offseason.
That picture may have gotten murkier with the latest injury.
Severino hasn’t appeared in more than 19 regular-season games since 2018 and will turn 30 in February.
Brito kept the score tied until the seventh inning, when he gave up a leadoff double to Andruw Monasterio.
After Monasterio moved to third on a Christian Yelich groundout, William Contreras drove him in with a single to left off Jonathan Loaisiga.
Contreras then swiped second off a napping Loaisiga and scored on Carlos Santana’s single to right.
Santana moved to second on a throwing error by Jake Bauers.
Adames followed by driving in another run with a well-placed flare down the right field line to make it 5-2.
The Yankees had been hoping to get back over .500, but have lost two straight since they had won five in a row prior to a loss Thursday to the Tigers.
Jasson Dominguez gave the Yankees the early lead with one out in the third inning with a two-run homer, his fourth since being called up.
The homer, to right-center, was the Yankees’ last hit of the night.
All four of Dominguez’s homers have been from the left side.
Severino gave the lead back in the fourth inning, as Adames drilled an 0-2 pitch to right for an opposite-field homer.
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