Nathan Eovaldi talks Facing Off vs. “Top 5 Pitcher” Gerrit Cole & Previews Red Sox AL Wild Card Game
Eovaldi: “Once you get to the playoffs, anything can happen”
Nathan Eovaldi will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox in their AL Wild Card matchup against the New York Yankees. Eovaldi previews the matchup and talks about the energy going into the matchup, as well as facing off against Gerrit Cole in a winner take all game.
“I don’t know him personally. But I’ve been able to watch him and see everything that he does. He’s an outstanding pitcher. Easily I’d say top five pitchers out there, especially in the game right now. All of his stuff is electric. He commands the zone and he’s got the four-plus pitches”.
Eovaldi struggled in his last outing against the Yankees, giving up seven runs in two innings. He says it’s great to get a chance to redeem himself and also spoke on his familiarity with them and how it will help tomorrow.
“It’s just going back and looking at those games that I failed at. Seeing what happened and kind of what led to it in the last game. I say it was mechanics, but I gotta go out there and execute my pitches. You know it’s the same with every team. It’s going t be a tough outing if you’re falling behind everybody and you have to fight your way back into the count.”
“Keep them on edge and keep attacking the zone and make them be able to expand,” finished Eovaldi.