The 3-2 pitch

 

Here are three observations....

• Yankees righthander Luis Severino was impressive in his first start and definitely can help New York in its pennant drive.

• Kyle Lohse might have taken a bat to Ron Gardenhire’s door, but he’s a good man. Too bad he has been pulled from the Brewers rotation.

• Would not be surprised if Dave Dombrowski is with another club before the end of the season. He’s a high-quality baseball executive.

 

...and two predictions.

• Toronto’s buildup before the trade deadline will help the Blue Jays overtake the Yankees and win the AL East.

• Top prospect Byron Buxton will return to the Twins by the end of the month.