Eovaldi was tagged for two runs in the first inning and two more in the third, as he fell behind 4-1. He was lights out from them on as the Marlins fought their way back, however, finishing with four runs allowed on seven hits and no walks in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five while throwing 70 of 100 pitches for strikes.
Eovaldi has been solid to open the season, though he is just 1-1 with a 4.19 ERA. He has two quality starts in three outings, with 19 strikeouts and just one walk in 19 1/3 innings of work. Eovaldi's next start is scheduled for Friday against the Mariners.
Eovaldi cruised through the first six innings of the game. He got off to a solid start in the seventh, striking out Yonder Alonso on three pitches. After two straight singles, the Padres decided to pinch hit Alexi Amarista for pitcher Ian Kennedy.
Amarista worked Eovaldi for a nine-pitch at-bat, and was able to take a slider out to right for a three-run shot. Eovaldi's pitch was actually pretty far inside, but Amarista was able to get a hold of it. The play ruined what would have been another strong start by the Marlins' second starter.
Eovaldi gave up six hits and three runs over seven innings. He struck out eight and did not give up any walks during the appearance. Eovaldi is now 1-1 on the season. He'll take on the Phillies in his next start.
Following up Jose Fernandez is a tough task, but
Eovaldi wasn't quite as dominant as Fernandez in the season opener, but he more than held his own in a quality start Tuesday. He opened the season with three shutout innings before surrendering both runs in the fourth inning, but the offense bounced back with two more runs in the sixth to earn him a win.
He limited the Rockies to two runs on six hits and a walk, while dialing up his fastball often in picking up six strikeouts. He threw 62 of 95 pitches for strikes before being pulled, in a 4-3 win.
Eovaldi put up a 3.39 ERA in 106 1/3 innings for the Marlins a year ago, and the 24-year-odl is looking to build on that solid work. His next start will likely come Sunday against the Padres, a team he has an 0.79 ERA against in 11 1/3 career innings over two starts.
Eovaldi held the Braves off the scoreboard until Tyler Pastornicky drove in two runs with a single in the third inning. Eovaldi was charged with two more runs in the seventh inning. His ERA rose from 2.19 to 3.44. The right-hander has 16 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings.
Eovaldi was lifted after reaching his pitch limit through 4 1/3 innings. He gave up two runs on six hits, but was hurt by three walks. He fanned three.
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