Nate Eovaldi tossed six scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 6-0, at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV
- Eovaldi allowed just two hits, walked three and struck out five during his outing as he lowered his ERA to 3.95.
- Carlos Beltran's RBI force out in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, and his solo homer in the fourth increased their lead to 2-0.
- Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury had run-scoring hits in the seventh inning as the Yankees upped their lead to 4-0.
- Chase Headley's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning made it 5-0, and Didi Gregorious' single later in the frame increased the lead to 6-0.
- Dellin Betances, Kirby Yates, and Luis Cessa combined for three scoreless innings of relief.
The Yankees' rotation continues to roll and Beltran keeps on providing the offensive support.
Eovaldi has begun a string of starts that resembles the stretch he generated last summer. Could it be that he found his consistency earlier this season? And more importantly, can he maintain it through the end of the season? Eovaldi has long been a mystery with his high-octane fastball, but now in its second season of use, his splitter makes him a more complete pitcher.
As for Beltran, his days as the Yankees DH seem to be coming to an end with Alex Rodriguez almost ready to return from his disabled list stint. But, Beltran has given Girardi something to think about: figuring out how to get his right fielder more time as the DH, both for better defense and to aid in resting Rodriguez.
The Yankees continue their three-game series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Ivan Nova will face Marco Estrada.