His latest reclamation project has been a success. This season, Nathan Eovaldi is 13-2 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Last night he got a no decision after throwing eight scoreless innings, giving up only four hits, walking three and striking out seven. Oh, and he is also undefeated at Yankee Stadium.
The young man who gave up the most hits in the NL last year has completely turned it around. He still throws really hard, getting his fastball into the triple digits at times, but now he has incorporated actual pitching as well.
It's a combination that makes Eovaldi a top-of-the-rotation starter. He has definitely been the Yankees' most consistent starter, and consistency in the rotation has been something the Yankees have lacked throughout the season.
Now, with the home stretch of the season just around the corner, and the competition for the division lead a true dogfight, Eovaldi looks poised to lead the Yankees rotation into the postseason.
Yes, you actually read that right. Nathan Eovaldi is the ace of the Yankees' pitching staff. If you're saying you knew this would happen, stop it. You're a liar. But, you're probably glad that you are.
Congrats, Nasty Nate, and go Yankees.