Boston clinched in five games. Eovaldi's best work undoubtedly came in a marathon loss in Game 3 of the World Series, which saw him throw six innings of three-hit ball with the Sox having nearly no other option out of their bullpen. "His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever". The hard-throwing righty kept the NY bats at bay, allowing just one run over seven innings in a series-changing 17-1 win in Game 3 of the ALDS. In those innings, he recorded a 3.33 ERA with 8.0 K per 9 innings.
"I told him how proud I was of him", Cora said. "It was a great baseball game". Eovaldi was aces for the Red Sox in the postseason, tossing 22 1/3 innings of 1.61 ERA ball, including a sterling six-inning relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers, a game that lasted 18 innings. He missed the final seven weeks of the 2016 season, the entire 2017 season, and the first two months of the 2018 season.
Eovaldi proved himself willing to put the team ahead of himself and that he's a great teammate.
Nathan Eovaldi could be nearing a return to the Red Sox. Steven Wright (2021), Rodriguez (2022), Brian Johnson (2025) and Hector Velazquez are all arbitration eligible for at least the next two seasons before hitting the open market. He agreed to terms on a deal with Boston earlier today. That leaves the club little wiggle room with the threshold for 2019 set at $246 million.
According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand via Twitter Thursday, the team has reached a four-year, $67.5 M contract agreement with Eovaldi to keep him as a member of the World Series champions.