UPDATES & NEWS
Rough start for Mariners SP Taijuan Walker with Triple-A Tacoma Monday as he lasted just 2.1 innings allowing eight runs, including a grand slam, with one walk and one strikeout.
Any chance Walker gets a callup seems like a long shot considering he has allowed 14 earned runs and four home runs over his last three starts (12.1 IP) with the Rainiers.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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