Nathan Eovaldi to close

Plympton91

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I saw that coming after they had him pitch a second inning the other night. I bet he goes 3 on Wednesday.

The decision making around Eovaldi is indicative of a team in complete disarray.
 

nattysez

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I saw that coming after they had him pitch a second inning the other night. I bet he goes 3 on Wednesday.

The decision making around Eovaldi is indicative of a team in complete disarray.
I initially had the same reaction, but there is a logic to this.

Eovaldi was ready to return, but not stretched out. Rather than waiting for him to get stretched out and bringing him up as the fifth starter (by which point they feared the season would be over), they decided to bring him up ASAP as a reliever in hopes that could save the bullpen and the season. Unfortunately, he was not a particularly effective reliever and even Koji in his prime could not have magically fixed Porcello and Cashner, so the season was over anyway.

Now they are going to stretch him out in the majors so he can start for the last month.
 

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I think Cora finally has the right mix and is using the bullpen appropriately. It is a band aid approach, but it might work.

The band aids on the starting rotation will be interesting. See who steps up from Pawtucket.