The Yankees swept their home stand with a 5-0 win over the Astros Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.Masahiro Tanaka continued his postseason excellence with seven shutout innings. Friday, in Game 6,Joe Girardi will send Luis Severino to the mound to face Justin Verlander. He’s fully confident his young ace can handle the pre sure.Girardi recognized early this season that Severino, who finished the regular season 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA, was ready for a breakout campaign.”It was pretty early on. We saw a bunch of really https://www.nationalsedges.com/washington-nationals/joe-blanton-jersey good starts pretty early on,” Girardi said.”The year before he made some decent starts, but didn’t get any run support and I think it frustrated, and it snowballed for him.”He was dominant early on, and he was using his change-up, fastball, he was Adam Eaton Jersey using up and down in the zone, where a lot of times last year he was mostly up and that’s when he was getting hit.”I don’t know if there’s one game. There’s been games that he’s learned, pitching in some tough games against Boston and Baltimore teams in our division, Toronto, matching up against Cleveland, there’s been a number of games he’s learned from, but we saw it pretty early on.”Severino understands how much pre sure he will face Friday in Houston, but he is ready to face the challenge despite a right shoulder scare in Game 2.”I just worry about my game, don’t worry about the fans, the noises, just to control myself and focus on hitting the gloves and making good pitches,” Severino said. “I’m excited to go over there and try to do my best with the team we have. We’ve got a great team. I’m real excited to get the ball that day and do my best.The Yankees have twice won three straight games this postseason. A win Friday would send them back https://www.nationalsedges.com/washington-nationals/anthony-rendon-jersey to the World Seriesfor the first time since 2009, when they beat the Phillies 4-2.