The first 16 Yanks went down in order, and the Yanks didn’t even get a hit until the seventh inning. That hit was the only hit the Yankees got in the game, but it was a 2-run HR (7) by Starlin Castro—enough to win the game 2-1.
Nathan Eovaldi is 26 years old, Michael Pineda 27. Unlike Luis Severino, who is 22, in his first full season and still learning, Eovaldi and Pineda are at the age where the learning stage should be over—they’ve been around for a while—and it’s time to produce. Eovaldi is doing that. You can see him evolving and progressing into a reliable, dependable and important piece of the rotation.
Pineda however, keeps regressing. The difference between the two is night and day, and that difference hasn’t been more stark than has been shown in the last two days.
Eovaldi was brilliant, giving up just one run in the third inning, and for a while it looked like his great outing would be wasted as the Yanks couldn’t get a baserunner or a hit.
The Yanks got both. Just enough you may say.
Once they did, it was time for no-run DMC. Eovaldi combined with the lights-out trio for 14 K.
Eovaldi (w, 6-2, 3.71) 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 7 K.
Betances (H, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K, 1.93.
Miller (H, 6) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 0.87
Chapman (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 1.93.