Eovaldi (1-1) earned the win Wednesday against the Rays, giving up one run on three hits and three walks while fanning seven across seven innings.
Eovaldi allowed just one run across 5.1 innings in his season debut last week; he delivered another strong performance and was able to go deep enough into the game to earn the win and quality start. Eovaldi has now allowed only one run in each of his first two starts of the campaign and will look to keep the run going in his next scheduled turn in the rotation, set for April 13 on the road against the Twins.
Eovaldi (0-1) took the loss Friday as the Red Sox fell 3-0 to the Orioles, giving up one run on four hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out four.
The right-hander engaged in a pitchers' duel with John Means and exited the game in the sixth inning with the score still 0-0, but Eovaldi got saddled with the loss when Matt Andriese allowed his inherited runner to score. Eovaldi is coming off a strong 2020, posting career highs in strikeout and walks rates, and despite the disappointing result Friday he was able to pick up where he left off. He's lined up to face the Rays at home Wednesday for his next start.
Eovaldi and the Red Sox won't play the Orioles on Thursday after their Opening Day game was postponed due to rain, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The two teams are now scheduled to play their season opener Friday, which was initially set to be an off day for both sides. Eovaldi and the other members of the Red Sox's Opening Day rotation will presumably all be pushed back a day in the pitching schedule.
Eovaldi has been named the new starter for Opening Day against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Eduardo Rodriguez was previously given the honor, but his start to the season has been pushed back while he deals with a dead arm period. Eovaldi will instead receive the Opening Day nod rather than starting the second game of the season Saturday as previously expected. The 31-year-old is coming off a strong 2020 campaign in which he posted a 3.72 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 52:7 K:BB over 48.1 innings.
Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out three over four innings in Sunday's spring game against the Twins.
Eovaldi was largely unscathed through the first three innings, executing the game plan of pounding the zone, but it came unglued in the fourth when he allowed three runs and five hits. "He was good, pounding the strike zone," manager Alex Cora told Ian Browne of MLB.com. "Home run, [Buxton] hit the ball hard, [Miguel] Sano on the breaking ball, but besides that, obviously we don't like the hits, but it's weak contact and the more he pounds the strike zone with his stuff, he's going to be successful and we like that." Eovaldi threw 64 pitches (51 strikes) and 10 of them lit up 100 mph on the radar gun. He'll get two more starts before the end of camp and is on schedule to start the second game of the regular season.
Eovaldi pitched a three-inning simulated game Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. He allowed a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four.
Abraham believes Eovaldi was squeezed on one call, which could have turned one of the walks into a strikeout. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start Saturday, but he was pushed back due to personal reasons. This outing serves as his second spring start.
Eovaldi, who had been scheduled to start Saturday, is having his next spring start pushed back to Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Boston manager Alex Cora was quick to point out this is not due to injury, but rather it was because Eovaldi missed a day of preparation for personal reasons, and the club wants to proceed with caution. Tuesday's start will be Eovladi's second Grapefruit League outing.
Eovaldi allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against the Twins.
Eovaldi told Christopher Smith of MassLive.com that it felt like he was rushing his delivery and his offspeed stuff wasn't very good. However, he was pleased with the fastball that averaged 97.9 mph and topped out at 99.5.
Eovaldi will start the Red Sox's spring opener against the Twins on Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Eovaldi is slightly ahead of other starters in terms of progression. While Eovaldi will kick off the spring season, Eduardo Rodriguez is expected to be Boston's Opening Day starter.
Eovaldi threw his first live batting practice of spring training Saturday and is at full health, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Eovaldi noted after the session that his arm felt fresh and said the decreased workload of the 2020 season could benefit his potential to stay healthy in 2021. In eight full seasons in the majors, Eovaldi has topped 150 innings only twice. In nine starts last year, he posted a solid 3.72 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 52:7 K:BB across 48.1 frames.
Eovaldi (4-2) pitched six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
Eovaldi was locked in during this start, and the Red Sox offense gave him plenty of breathing room. The right-hander didn't allow a run over his last 11 innings this season. He finishes the season with a 3.72 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 52:7 K:BB across 48.1 innings.
Eovaldi (3-2) secured the win after allowing two hits and striking out seven over five scoreless innings Thursday against the Marlins.
Eovaldi displayed excellent control in this one, firing first-pitch strikes to 13 of the 19 batters he faced. The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the sixth, putting Eovaldi in line for the victory. The right-hander has looked sharp over his last three outings, surrendering just two runs on eight hits while fanning 17 over 15 innings.
Eovaldi allowed a leadoff home run in a no-decision against the Rays on Saturday. He gave up one run on three hits while striking out four over three innings.
Eovaldi hadn't pitched in 22 days, so it was natural to wonder if he would be rusty. That appeared to be the case when the first batter he faced, Austin Meadows, took him deep, but Eovaldi settled in after that. He'll get two more starts over the last 13 games to build momentum toward 2021. Eovaldi's next start comes Friday at home against the Yankees.
Eovaldi (calf) was activated from the injured list as expected and will start against the Rays on Saturday.
Eovaldi hasn't pitched in over three weeks with a strained right calf. He's trimmed his ERA by over a run this season, though it still sits at an unimpressive 4.98. Matt Hall was optioned in a corresponding move.
Eovaldi (calf) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Saturday at Tampa Bay, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The veteran right-hander will end up missing just under two weeks with the mild calf strain. Eovaldi had his best start of the season in his previous outing with seven one-run innings, and he'll look to pick up where he left off against the Rays.
Eovaldi (calf) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Eovaldi was able to throw without feeling discomfort in his leg, putting him in line to return this weekend. The Red Sox are targeting a start Saturday, though it would likely be a short outing.
Eovaldi (calf) could return this weekend in Tampa Bay or next week in Miami, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
He will throw a bullpen session in Philadelphia on Wednesday, so he could return Friday or Saturday at the earliest, or Boston could give him more time if necessary. Eovaldi has flashed brilliance this season, but only three of his six starts have been quality. His best start was his most recent start Aug. 20, when he struck out six and allowed one run over seven frames against the Orioles.
Eovaldi (calf) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe reports.
Eovaldi came out of the bullpen session feeling well and has another bullpen scheduled for Wednesday in Philadelphia during the team's off day. There's a chance he comes off the injured list for the series against the Rays that begins Thursday or the next series against the Marlins.
Eovaldi (calf) will throw at least one more bullpen session before returning to the rotation, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Eovaldi threw a bullpen session Thursday, but he was still feeling that his calf wasn't 100 percent, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Manager Ron Roenicke said the right-hander will throw a bullpen Sunday and could throw another Tuesday. This means Eovaldi will not start Sunday, a projection that was never set in stone.
Eovaldi (calf) could come off the 10-day injured list to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox had been hoping Eovaldi might start Saturday, but they pushed those plans to wait and see how he responds to a bullpen session that is scheduled for Thursday. Eovaldi hasn't pitched since Aug. 20 due to a right calf strain.
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