The Tennessee Titans’ top two running backs couldn’t look more different to observers. Derrick Henry stands tall at 6-foot-3, weighing an imposing 245 pounds. Newcomer Dion Lewis stands 5-foot-7, but after a few minutes of watching the 190-pound back run through arm tackles, it’s clear he’s not all that little. There isn’t a more diverse NFL backfield, and the Titans hope what makes them unique will also make them great together
I thought it was a good play by Sevy, he said. It was definitely him being aggressive. I think when the ball first went up, Gary didn’t see it. So the sun being what it was, the way I saw it was Gary looked at it and then kind of looked to his right for maybe help from third base or something like he couldn’t find it. And I think Sevy saw that maybe (Sanchez) didn’t see it. So he said, ‘Maybe I’m going to catch that and went up and got the rebound.
Severino cracked up telling his side of the story on a day he pitched eight shutout innings to improve to 10-2.
He didn’t say, ‘I got it’ until I was there, so I went for it, Severino said. At the beginning, he didn’t see (the ball). I went there and when I jumped, I heard, ‘I got it.’ But I already was in the air.
When Severino came down with the ball, Sanchez told him, ‘You took it from my glove.
Later, Sanchez said, I was very surprised he jumped and caught it. I think it’s just his instinct to make a play there.
Surprisingly, Yankees manager Aaron Boone approved of Severino rushing in to steal the ball from Sanchez.
The most peculiar play of the game came in the fifth when Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez hit a high popup just in front of the plate and Severino raced in and jumped over Sanchez to make the catch.
Aaron Judge, the Yankees’ DH on Saturday, was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He’s hitting.444 (8 for 18) over his last five games.