Nathan Eovaldi makes you scratch your head. So much potential, then why is his ERA 5.02?
He looked good for four innings yesterday, then it fell apart. The Yanks got a run in the second on a Brian McCann HR (9) and another in the fourth on an A-Rod single. Up 2-0.
Eovaldi gave one run back in the fifth, then fell apart in the sixth, as the Twins scored four runs.
Dellin Betances, coming in for Eovaldi, couldn’t slam the door. Neither could the relievers who followed.
The Yanks lost 7-4, and dropped to 34-35.
Mark Teixeira is going to SWB Tuesday on rehab.
McCann did hit another HR in the 9th. (10).
Eovaldi (L, 6-4, 5.02) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 1 HR given up.
Betances 2/3 IP 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.24
Yates 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 4.97 Gave up 1 HR.
Goody 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.35
The Yanks are off today (Monday) and Thursday this week.
What an NBA game and season. Golden State, the defending champs, goes 73-9, has to come back from 3-1 down in the Western finals to make the finals, THEN, in the Finals, becomes the first team to blow a 3-1 lead. Cleveland wins the NBA title, giving Cleveland their first title since the Browns beat the Colts 27-0 for the NFL Title on 12/26/1964.