The Yankees got off to a fast start and then tacked on (the offense even got some hits with runners in scoring position) to hold off the Blue Jays in a game in which their ace was not nearly as effective as he has been most of the season.
Severino was all over the strike zone, but the Blue Jays were fouling off pitches, extending their plate appearances. Severino allowed two home runs, which is enough proof that he was off his game, having allowed just six homers in his previous 18 starts.
The opposing starter, Happ, who the Yankees have been linked to as a trade option to bolster their rotation, didn't provide anything that would push the Yankees to pull the trigger. Obviously, the Yankees won't make their decision based on one start especially with Happ's impressive track record against teams in the American League East. Plus, the fact that he's a left-handed starter bodes well in Yankee Stadium, which means to stay tuned.