Nathan Eovaldi, Yankees Dominate the Texas Rangers
Nathan Eovaldi tossing a no-no in his native lone-star state of Texas with Nolan Ryan in attendance.
Too good to be true right?
Eovaldi, born and raised in Alvin, Texas just a short drive away from Globe Life Park in Arlington flirted with the history books. He took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers on Monday night, but he eventually served up a single off the bat of 21-year old right fielder Nomar Mazara.
Despite not getting the no-hitter, Nathan Eovaldi still turned in his best start of the 2016 season to-date, tossing 7.0 innings of shutout baseball, scattering just two hits and two walks while fanning six Ranger batters.
Thanks to a pair of solo-home runs off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro as well as an RBI double from Mark Teixeira, ‘Nasty Nate’ finally earned his first win of the season as the Yankees cruised to a 3-1 win to open up their road trip down in Arlington.
After dominating the Texas lineup for seven innings, Eovaldi handed the ball off to Dellin Betances, who despite giving up a solo home run to Brett Nicholas, earned his fifth hold of the season.
Andrew Miller was his usual self, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in route to his fifth save of the season.
The Yankees will be back in action tomorrow night against Texas as Luis Severino (0-2, 4.86 ERA) will look to build off his best start of the season as he opposes A.J. Griffin (2-0, 3.18 ERA).
Severino will be facing Texas for the first time in his young career while Griffin is 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in three career starts against the Yanks.