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Red Sox Face Old Friend in Nate Eovaldi

After being swept by the floundering Blue Jays the Red Sox needed to hit the ground and the ball running in Texas last night, and that's just what they did . Kutter Crawford went 6 innings giving up just two runs on four hits and the pen shut down the Rangers lineup in the seventh, eighth, and ninth. Rob Refsnyder - Adam Duvall and Luis Urias drive in the Sox runs and Bobby Dalbec had a pair of hits standing in for future hall of famer Triston Casas who was shut down for the year with a boo-boo shoulder. Game two down in the cow barn in Arlington tonight at 8:05.. And that's what brought you here isn't it ? Yep

Old friend Nasty Nate Eovaldi takes the hill. You all remember Nate. he of the 10 worst moves in Chaim Bloom's 4 year tenure here in Boston The Man he let walk out the door. No, I don't care what contract negotiation scenario you want to go with. He was a Red Sox now he isn't and bloom could have signed him and he didn't. I also could care less the Nasty man had to be shut down for a period of time in 2023. Baseball happens. But let's digress shall we?

Eovaldi has been ramping it back up since his late July trip to the DL, it's been a bit rocky to this point. 4 runs on 5 hits in his first inning and a third back vs the Astros , then no runs and 3 hits in his second outing vs the A’s. in his last tune up before tonight Eovaldi went three and a third against the Jays and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in three and a third. His ERA skyrocketed from 2.69 on July 18th to 2.96 before he takes the hill tonight against his old mates. Well a few of his old mates. In his first outing vs Boston ( just 2 starts before the DL trip ) Nate went five and a third he gave up 4 runs on five hits. No matter tonight's outcome, win, lose or lose badly , most of the right thinking people in Boston will consider Nate Eovaldi one of the ones Bloom let get away.

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