What? I wasn’t going to mention Bird in the title?
The kid hit a pair of 2-run home runs yesterday to boost the Yanks. Even better was Nathan Eovaldi. Guy’s stuff is so good–he threw 4 pitches yesterday at 101–it’s easy to be critical of him. He was perfect through 5, faltered in the 6th, and then showed some guts but coming back out and pitching a clean 7th. Shreve held the Twins down in the 8th and Betances put heads to bed to close it out.
It’s clear what the Yankees saw in Eovaldi and while he is not a finished product he’s improved, don’t you think?
Final Score: Yanks 4, Twins 3.
[Photo Credit: William Claxton]