Tuesday, April 26, 2016
THAT'S WHY HE'S 'NASTY NATE'
Nathan Eovaldi ran the table last night... and good for him.
Eovaldi flirted with a no hitter. As MLB.com writes:
"Eovaldi was trying to become the first Yankees pitcher to throw a no-hitter since David Cone's perfect game on July 18, 1999. That bid ended when Mazara grounded a single through the left side. There have been 10 no-hitters in the regular season in Yankees history in addition to Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series."
He was most effective because he was moving the ball around, changing speeds, using different pitches and being creative. The Yankees no doubt are thrilled about that and so, they will long to see that again. Nate went 7 innings gave up 7 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 6.
Betances and Miller followed and Miller got save number 5.
The Yankee run scoring went like this:
In the third, Jacoby Ellsbury homered. Thank God. Be sure to read AS ELLSBURY GOES, SO GO THE YANKEES which is out feature today!
That was followed by Teixeira doubling home Carlos Beltran.
In the 6th, Starlin Castro homered. And those are the Yankees 3. The Rangers scored 1 run off of Betances.
Good work, nice win.
Final: Yankees 3 - Rangers 1
I leave you with this. A hilarious highlight reel of Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus who apparently have a sibling type relationship and my oldest son told me about it, and it's absolutely funny to me. Enjoy:
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