The road trip that the New York Yankees are currently on was going to see if the team was clicking or not, and they are. The team has swept the Los Angeles Angels and have taken two of the first three games against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night in a 4-0 Complete Game Shutout by ace Luis Severino.

The Yankees managed to finally get to Dallas Keuchel for the first home run against the pitcher. This is the first series that the two teams had against each other since their epic 2017 ALCS that went seven games.

Luis Severino Dominance

Luis Severino has emerged in the past 18 months as the distinctive ace of the franchise after finishing third in the American League Cy Young Award last season.

In the two matchups against the Astros in the playoffs last season, Severino went 0-1 with 4.15 ERA in 8.2 innings throughout his two starts.

Sevy stepped foot and decided to shut down the Astros tonight with a career game. He became the first Yankee to pitch a complete game shutout this season and threw ten strikeouts and only one walk. He became the youngest Yankees pitcher (24 years, 71 days) to throw a shutout with at least ten strikeouts since 1968. His fastball started at 97 MPH and finished at 100 MPH during the ninth inning.

Stanton Gets to Keuchel

Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees in his career, not giving up a single home run to the potent team that is home to a hitter-friendly ballpark.

The only problem was that he never faced Giancarlo Stanton as a Yankee. With potential MVP candidate Didi Gregorius on first base, Stanton laced a home run to right field to put the Yankees up 2-0.

In the next at-bat in the fourth inning, 'Gone-Carlo' hit a line drive to the Crawford Seats in left field with a solo homer to make it 3-0 for his seventh of the season and his first multi-homer game since Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The team has now a solid lineup of power that is starting to click with Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gregorius, and Gary Stanton. Stanton ended his night with a double to deep right off of reliever Hector Rondon to score Aaron Hicks with his fourth RBI on the night.

Series Finale Preview

This is the first time since 2013 that the Astros have been shut out in consecutive games.

Their pitching has held the Yankees to four runs in consecutive games, which is a feat in itself.

The series concludes with another fantastic pitching matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Lance McCullers Jr. at 2 PM EST. Will the Astros score a run or be shut down for the third consecutive game? Are the Yankees beginning to see their next 'Murderer's Row' heat up? Only time will tell.