I think he was able to relax a lot more.

He was able to control his adrenaline,” Girardi said. “He was able to channel things down and make his pitch, as opposed to just trying to power his way through it.

Handed an early 5-0 lead and showing lots of emotion on the mound, the fired-up righty struck out nine in seven innings. With the crowd of 47,316 chanting his name, Severino threw 113 pitches and gave up four hits — including Carlos Santana’s two-run homer and Roberto Perez’s solo shot.

“I told him after the game, he grew up a lot today,” Girardi said.

Tommy Kahnle relieved a wild Dellin Betances in the eighth and got six straight outs — five on strikeouts — for his first save of the season as New York improved to 3-0 when facing playoff elimination this year.

The New York Jets are likely going with rookie Elijah McGuire, and again, take the kid. Wendell Smallwood in Philadelphia? Yep! In fact, I’d go with Ellington over Peterson as well, but it is possible, depending on matchups, that each will be recommended as a reasonable flex choice in any given week. Remember, many leagues are PPR and Peterson doesn’t catch many passes.

As for those opportunistic Saints, who unloaded the modest Peterson contract and an outwardly unhappy player they were barely using anyway, some will profess greater love for both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, and I see that. Then again, I was already viewing them as the lone Saints Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men running backs who mattered in fantasy. Neither made my top 20 at the position in Tuesday’s end-of-season rankings, but they were flex options. Not much has changed in that respect. The Saints now lack a third running back, but Cheap Authentic Jerseys they’ll surely find some Tim Hightower- or Stevan Ridley-type begging for work, and it likely won’t matter. Ingram and Kamara were buy-low options before Tuesday’s news, and that remains so.

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