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Morning Mound Visit: Luis Severino returns

Sevy back; Woodford better; A new tool

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Peter Brody | Pinstripe Alley: Luis Severino made his first major league appearance in 707 days throwing two shutout innings and striking out two. Severino hadn’t pitched since September 28, 2019.

Blake Newberry | Viva El Birdos: The St. Louis Cardinals have won 10 in a row, so the devil magic is firing on all cylinders. That extends to Jake Woodford, who has been much better down the stretch thanks to a better fastball strategy and an improved slider.

Derek Rhoads | Baseball Prospectus: Baseball Prospectus has a new tool for tracking injuries. The recovery dashboard allows you to search by body part so you can answer questions like, “What is the most common body part injured by pitchers this year?” It’s neat!

Quick Hits

The Dodgers beat the Rockies on Albert Pujols’ 10th-inning single.

Down to their final out, the Phillies walked off the Orioles on a two-run knock from J.T. Realmuto.

Even though the Rays had the Blue Jays’ game plan, Toronto beat Tampa 4-2.