After throwing 97 pitches in relief of Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is apparently ready to head back out the mound in Game Four of the World Series Saturday.
Despite being hit with the losing decision, Eovaldi was certainly not to blame for what went down yesterday, as he put up six-plus innings of quality relief work on just one day’s rest.
This postseason, the former Dodgers prospect has posted a 1.61 ERA and .185 BAA over six outings (two starts) and 22.1 innings pitched in the first October action of his career.
Because of these efforts, not only has Eovaldi become a bit of a hero in Boston, he’s also upped his value big time as he heads into free agency this winter.
If this World Series ends with the Red Sox coming out on top, I would have to guess Eovaldi is the frontrunner for series MVP. We’ll have to wait and see on that.