Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure and the opportunity to extend Boston’s season.
“I love this,” the pitcher said Thursday, one day before facing Houston in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, where the Astros have a 3-2 lead. “I feel like this is what everyone wants to do.
“Every kid in the locker room would like to have a chance to play early tomorrow, and I’ll be in that situation, which I appreciate … There is something special when everything is at stake, and I think that brings out the best in us. “
The Red Sox split honors in the first two games of the series, played in Houston. They thus got the opportunity to seal their ticket to the World Series in Boston.
But after winning the third game by a second beating to take a 2-1 lead in the series, the hitting has stalled.
By contrast, the Astros have woken up with the wood.
Now, the series returns to Houston for two games, if necessary. Venezuelan rookie Luis García, who lost the second game, is scheduled to face Eovaldi this Friday. in the sixth match.
“We feel good for him,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “He’s pitching well. I think we’ll make some adjustments based on his lineups. And we’re rested. The bullpen has been off, so we will do everything we can to win tomorrow’s game and then we will go to what follows. “