The Texas Rangers were right to sign Nathan Eovaldi, 33, to a three-year, $63 million contract despite concerns about his declining skills.
Texas hosted the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, on the 30th (KST).
On the mound for Texas, Iboldi threw 95 pitches (57 for strikes) over five innings, allowing four hits and no runs.
Iboldi only lasted five innings on the day, throwing 95 pitches with three walks. He stranded seven runners in five innings, making for a relatively difficult outing.
However, Iboldi was able to get out of trouble, especially in the second inning when he got an infield grounder and a double play to end a bases-loaded jam.메이저사이트
Texas scored five runs on Corey Seager’s three-run homer in the fifth and Marcus Simeon’s sacrifice fly and Seager’s RBI single in the seventh, combined with four scoreless innings from the bullpen to secure the 5-0 victory.
It was Iboldi’s seventh win of the season (2-0) and lowered his season ERA from 2.60 to 2.42, while also lowering his May ERA to 0.96.
Iboldi started with a complete game shutout of the New York Yankees on 30 April, followed by eight scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels on 7 April and 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics on 12 April.
He followed that up with a Quality Start+ with seven innings of three-run ball against the Atlanta Braves on the 18th, and a nine-inning, one-hit shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 24th.
That lowered his ERA to 2.42 in just over a month, down from 5.20 after his last start on 25 May against the Cincinnati Reds. Iboldi’s perfect month.
Iboldi’s no-hitter effectively clinched the American League Pitcher of the Month award. It would be the first award of his 12-year major league career.