Texas Rangers’ Nathan Eovaldi is on a scoreless streak.
He is the 3rd player in the last ten seasons to pitch over 25 innings with no earned runs allowed over a three-game span, Baseball Reference tweeted Monday. The other two pitchers on the list are Clayton Kershaw and Martín Pérez. Kershaw appears on the list twice.
Thursday, Eovaldi pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings against Oakland, his third 8+ inning start in a row.
“I think we’re at that point of the season where spring training is over and I’ve really settled into my mechanics,” Eovaldi said, per Shawn McFarland of the Dallas Morning News. “I feel like we’ve got a really good game plan going out there, and [pitching coach] Mike [Maddux] has done a really good job of preparing us with the scouting report coming in facing these guys.”
The Rangers signed right hander to a two-year, $34 deal this offseason.
Eovaldi spent the last four seasons with the Red Sox. The 33-year-old was an All-Star in 2021 and finished fourth in voting that year for the American League Cy Young Award. But he struggled with injuries in 2022, going 6-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 20 starts.
Eovaldi made his MLB debut in 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who traded him the next year to the Marlins.
Following the 2014 season, Miami traded Eovaldi to the New York Yankees in the deal which also delivered right-hander Domingo Germán and utility man Garrett Jones to the Bronx in exchange for right-hander David Phelps, infielder Martín Prado and cash.
Eovaldi spent two years with the Yankees, going 23-11 with a 4.45 ERA, but his time was cut short by Tommy John surgery and New York released him after the 2016 season.