I’ve watched Nathan Eovaldi‘s last 2 starts and I have to say, I think something’s happening here. I think he’s starting to put it together and when he puts it all together I think he’s going to be really good. I mean it. If you’ve watched his last 2 starts and you don’t realize this and believe it, you’re not watching closely enough. Eovaldi has suddenly become the ace and the stopper of this pitching staff and last night he was the reason the Yankees managed to scratch out a 1-0 win.
A free-swinging team that isn’t afraid to strike out should have been a perfect matchup for Eovaldi if he was on, and they proved to be that perfect immediately. Eovaldi struck out the side in the top of the 1st, fanned 2 more in the 2nd, and rattled off 8 straight outs to get through the 4th scoreless. He did have to work around 2 singles in the 2nd and 2 walks in the 5th, but his stuff was top notch again and he made a lot of big pitches to get outs when he needed them. … Click here to read the rest