Eovaldi (4-1) had plenty of room for error, as the offense rung up eight runs on three first-inning homers and added three more runs on another homer with no outs in the second. The Yankees starter was able to limit the Royals to an RBI single in the fifth inning.
"(Early run support) allows you to attack hitters a lot more," Eovaldi said to The Journal News. “You don’t have to be as perfect. Guys were swinging the bat well, playing good defense. It was a good win for us, get us back on track."
Eovaldi owns a 4.27 ERA and 40:14 K:BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's on Saturday.
"I thought he used his curveball effectively, I thought he got some strikeouts with his split, I just thought he mixed his pitches really well today," manager Joe Girardi said. "You know, we've talked about Evo a lot, in a sense, when he has his offspeed, he can throw it for strikes, he’s really effective."
Eovaldi surrendered first-inning homers to Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper.
Eovaldi couldn't make it through the fifth after giving up three RBI singles to the Nats.
"In the fifth inning, I just fell apart," Eovaldi said, per MLB.com. "Walking the leadoff batter after we put up four runs in the fourth, and two more in the fifth, it's just frustrating. I've got to be able to bear down, make better pitches than that and get back to the dugout.
Eovaldi returns to the mound for his next start Monday against the Royals.
Eovaldi gave up six hits, walked two batters and struck out six. The four runs allowed tied Eovaldi's season-high, which also occurred on April 26. His six strikeouts were more than the five he's recorded in the past two games combined.
Eovaldi now has a 4.14 ERA for the season.
His next start is projected for Sunday against the Royals.
Eovaldi gave up a run each in the first, third and fifth innings. He lasted 5 2/3 innings before being relieved by Justin Wilson in the sixth. He struck out three batters and walked three. He allowed six hits in 102 pitches.
Eovaldi now holds a 3.97 ERA and improved to 3-0 for the season.
His next start is projected for May 12 against the Rays.
"I thought he pitched in extremely well," catcher Brian McCann said. "When he pitches in, they have to cheat to that. Once they start cheating, they have to start expanding. He pitched to both sides of the plate effectively, and had them off balance. ... I think he's getting better and better, I really do."
The damage off Eovaldi came via a solo homer from Dustin Pedroia and an RBI double from Mookie Betts.
"I didn't think they were that bad today," Eovaldi said. "When we were at home with the Mets, they were a lot worse. I was like, 'Wow, we're at home!' New York-New York."
Eovaldi's next start is set for Thursday against the Orioles.
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