UPDATES & NEWS
Joe Mauer (back) is back in the Twins' starting lineup at DH and batting third on Saturday.
Well let's just hope it sticks all game. Mauer has missed the last five games due to back spasms and the Twins were contemplating a potential DL stint had he not been able to rejoin the lineup this weekend. He'll give it a go at the DH spot Saturday and the team will ease him back into first.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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