UPDATES & NEWS
Hisashi Iwakuma moved to 5-3 after allowing just one run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts over eight innings against the Rangers on Sunday.
Iwakuma continues to pitch like a champ and has now allowed just four runs over his last 22.1 innings (three starts) with an 18:2 K:BB and two wins. His overall ERA drops to 2.59 on the year with a 0.94 WHIP and those numbers figure to look even better after his next outing when he heads to Kansas City to face the Royals.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