UPDATES & NEWS
Serge Ibaka (calf) says the decision to play Sunday is his. He's listed as a game-time decision.
Well if the decision is his and he decides to do anything but play, then we've learned quite a bit about his character. Given the fact that this is the Western Conference Finals here, Ibaka better suck it up and play.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