Thank you Nate

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I also love hard throwers and Eovaldi came into his own here. He was at best a #4 starter when we acquired him and he was instrumental to us winning the 2018 World Series. I suspect many of us on here felt that his extension was a mistake but it wasn't. I don't know if that was Dombrowski being lucky or good, but either way I'll take it.

Thanks Nate, you'll be missed.
 

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I've been vocal enough about not wanting to resign him, so let me be clear: I absolutely appreciate what he did for the team. His game 3 performance in the 2018 WS is probably the enduring moment of that series for me, and he was lights out in 2021. Hope he defies the odds and stays healthy in Texas.
 
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I wish him well. He won't be able to buy his own beer in Boston because his performance won't be forgotten
Another rotation spot for the kids is open. I'm hoping we get to see the kids bloom.
 

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I've been vocal enough about not wanting to resign him, so let me be clear: I absolutely appreciate what he did for the team. His game 3 performance in the 2018 WS is probably the enduring moment of that series for me, and he was lights out in 2021. Hope he defies the odds and stays healthy in Texas.
Absolutely.

The 2018 World Series made him a legend. The 2021 One Game Playoff made him a God. A Yankee killing, World Series saving, staff leading champion.

If not for 2004, 2007, and 2013, Nasty Nate would have high schools named after him across New England.

I’m pretty sure his best days are behind him, but damn — those were a hell of a best days.
 

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One of the most satisfying pitches I've seen as a fan was a pitch he threw to Alex Bregman in the bottom of the 8th in Game 5 of the 2018 ALCS. The announcers had been gushing about Bregman all series, and here he was up in a big spot looking to spark something as the Astros season was on the line. And Eovaldi put a 102 MPH seed up and away.

View: https://youtu.be/TI-uP2zHKFk?t=46
 

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Dombrowski’s best moves came during 2018, getting Pearce to replace Hanley and getting Eo when everyone thought we needed bullpen help. Eovaldi killed it for us.
 

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Eovaldi was nails for the Sox and seems like a great guy. His 2018 postseason was amazing and he came up huge against the Yankees in the 2021 wild card game. Hope he kicks ass with the Rangers.

It seems like he's been around forever. Hard to believe he's just 32 (will be 33 on Opening Day).
 

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He ate the Yankees for dinner in the 16-1 ALDS game at Yankee Stadium in 2018. It ruled. Thanks, Nate.
 

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I've been vocal enough about not wanting to resign him, so let me be clear: I absolutely appreciate what he did for the team. His game 3 performance in the 2018 WS is probably the enduring moment of that series for me, and he was lights out in 2021. Hope he defies the odds and stays healthy in Texas.
Agreed 100%. I'm 5 hours or so from Dallas, so might try to get out for a weekend game to show him my appreciation. Maybe he will pitch when the Sox come out.
 

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The Dodger game 3 will forever be one of my indelible memories as a Sox fan. To think it was ultimately a loss but somehow felt like a win to this day. Reminded me so much of Pedro's game 5 v. Cleveland. Just a "heroic" performance on the biggest stage. That used to happen to us constantly it seemed. Take care, Nate. Would love to buy you multiple rounds someday. You should never have to pay your own way in a Boston bar again.
 

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He had the same kind of falling backward off-balance finish to his great deliveries that fellow under-appreciated Red Sox hero Derek Lowe had.

Godspeed, Nate.
 
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The Dodger game 3 will forever be one of my indelible memories as a Sox fan. To think it was ultimately a loss but somehow felt like a win to this day. Reminded me so much of Pedro's game 5 v. Cleveland. Just a "heroic" performance on the biggest stage. That used to happen to us constantly it seemed. Take care, Nate. Would love to buy you multiple rounds someday. You should never have to pay your own way in a Boston bar again.
I remember that night so well. I was watching the game before I went to DJ at a dive bar. I then watched the game on my phone at the dive bar. Then I got in my Uber and watched it there. Then I got home to my apartment and I turned the TV on. And my wife came out of our bedroom and was really confused -- why was I watching the game I was watching when I left to DJ.

"Well, it's now the 18th inning, hon."

Nasty Nate deserves to have his number retired for his job in G3 of the 2018 WS. I'm not joking. Dude was a GOD in that game.
 
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I remember that night so well. I was watching the game before I went to DJ at a dive bar. I then watched the game on my phone at the dive bar. Then I got in my Uber and watched it there. Then I got home to my apartment and I turned the TV on. And my wife came out of our bedroom and was really confused -- why was I watching the game I was watching when I left to DJ.

"Well, it's now the 18th inning, hon."

Nasty Nate deserves to have his number retired for his job in G3 of the 2018 WS. I'm not joking. Dude was a GOD in that game.
It was (I'm a bit embarrassed to say) the only game besides game 7 2003 at Yankee Stadium where I could not watch the tv while the Sox were in the field. I paced in an adjacent room only hearing the tv, while my six-year old at the time slept upstairs with few cares in the world. Both ended in losses. I learned my lesson to never do that again. lol.

EDIT: I have since watched Nate's performance about a dozen times. It's always safer to do so after your team ends up prevailing in the final series. Haha.
 

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The definition of a gamer. He could've been a lousy starting pitcher for the entirety of his Boston career and Game 3 alone would entrench his name in Red Sox lore forever, but then he went on to pitch 22 innings of 1.61 ERA ball in the 2018 playoffs and had a great 2021. We'll remember Nate.
 

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Dombrowski’s best moves came during 2018, getting Pearce to replace Hanley and getting Eo when everyone thought we needed bullpen help. Eovaldi killed it for us.
Rewatching the G3 clip at the top of the thread, I was painfully reminded how the acquisition of Ian Kinsler was less successful.
 

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During that 18-inning game, Nate was the last man defending the hollow with a finite amount of bullets, and he held off the horde until he couldn't anymore.
May he never have to buy a beer in this town again.
 

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His Gamer Three 2018 World Series was right up there with Wakefield sacrificing an ALCS start in the 2004 ALCS. Both preserved the bullpens. Eovaldi's performance had the additional piece of watching LA waste their bullpen trying to keep up with him.

Sorry to see him go but glad we had him in the first place.
 

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During that 18-inning game, Nate was the last man defending the hollow with a finite amount of bullets, and he held off the horde until he couldn't anymore.
May he never have to buy a beer in this town again.
One of the most impressive pitching performances you'll see in today's game and one I'll always remember when I hear the name Nate Eovaldi. The guy gave the team everything he had and I'll be rooting for him in Texas.
 

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His Gamer Three 2018 World Series was right up there with Wakefield sacrificing an ALCS start in the 2004 ALCS. Both preserved the bullpens. Eovaldi's performance had the additional piece of watching LA waste their bullpen trying to keep up with him.

Sorry to see him go but glad we had him in the first place.
My feelings exactly, and I couldn't have said it any better. Thanks for everything Nate and the best of luck with the Rangers.
 

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He had the same kind of falling backward off-balance finish to his great deliveries that fellow under-appreciated Red Sox hero Derek Lowe had.

Godspeed, Nate.
I appreciate the hell out of Nate Eovaldi and Derek Lowe. Lowe was The Man in the curse ending 2004 postseason, and that wasn't even the year of the crotch grab. Nate was our best pitcher, well, with ER, during his time here. Post season heroics too.