UPDATES & NEWS
Jeremy Lin struggled in Thursday's loss to the Thunder, scoring just six points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with two assists and one block in 24 minutes of action.
For the first time in eight games, Lin failed to reach double-digits in scoring, while seeing his fewest minutes over that same time frame. Playing along side James Harden in the Rockets backcourt limits Lin's field goal attempts significantly, so when he has a poor shooting night, it really shows in the box score. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender