UPDATES & NEWS
Felix Hernandez has been named starting pitcher for the American League All-Star team.
Felix Hernandez has been outstanding this season earning his 11th victory of the season last Friday against Oakland which puts his ERA at 2.12, and a .90 WHIP with a 154/25 K/BB ratio through 144 1/3 total innings this year. He will square off with the Cardinals Adam Wainwright. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
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