Andrew Benintendi pounds Severino; leads Red Sox to 10-5 victory

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Andrew Benintendi
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Andrew Benintendi /

Andrew Benintendi powered the Boston Red Sox offense yesterday with 2-for-5 performance which included a pair of 3-run home runs off Yankees starter, Luis Severino.

Offense was anything but an issue for the Boston Red Sox yesterday who plated 8 runs across against Yankees power arm starter, Luis Severino.

Benintendi vs Severino

Last season Benintendi had just 2 at bats in total against Luis Severino in which Benintendi went 2-2 with a double a an RBI.

After yesterdays performance, Benitendi’s career batting average against Severino sits at .545 while boosting his hit for at bat ratio to 6/11.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 9: Andrew Benintendi
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 9: Andrew Benintendi /

Benintendi is a .220 hitter against the Yankees pitchers overall. However to say that Benintendi had Severino’s number yesterday, would be an understatement.

Benintendi now this season

Andrew Benintendi this season is now hitting .280 with 16 home runs and 65 runs batted in.

He is also hitting significantly better on the road this year, batting .286 away from Fenway oppose to his .272 batting average at Fenway.

Benintendi has also hit 11 of his 16 total home runs on the road while driving in 39 of his 65 RBI’s on the road as well.

Red Sox offense

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Boston’s 8 hits off Severino on the mound were more than enough support for the pitching, and enough to raise Severino’s 2.29 ERA to 3.32 in just 4.1 innings.

The Sox dominant offense yesterday however was carried by the 23-year old outfielder, Andrew Benintendi who hit not 1, but 2 3-run home runs off Severino to collect 6 RBI’s on the day.

By doing so, Benintendi became the youngest player ever to rack up half a dozen RBI’s against the Yankees. He also became the first Red Sox player to hit multiple 3-run home runs against the Yankees since Jimmie Foxx did so back in 1983.

Benintendi’s consistent dominance at the plate has continued to emerge with the 2nd year rookie batting .300/.386/.520 in his last 55 games for the Boston Red Sox.

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The Red Sox will look to take 2/3 from the Yankees in this weekend series as soon to be Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale will take the hill for Boston and seeking his 15th win of the season.

A win would give the Red Sox a 5.5 game cushion over the Yankees in the division.