The Texas Rangers were right to give Nathan Eovaldi, 33, three years and up to $63 million despite concerns about his declining skills.
Texas hosted the Detroit Tigers on April 30 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.
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 the jam, especially in the second inning when he got an infield grounder and a double play with the bases loaded.
Texas scored five runs on Corey Seager’s three-run homer in the fifth and Marcus Seaman’s sacrifice fly and Seager’s RBI single in the seventh, combined with four shutout innings from the bullpen, to secure the 5-0 victory.
With the win, Iboldi picked up his seventh win of the season (2-0) and lowered his season ERA from 2.60 to 2.42. Iboldi also lowered his May ERA to 0.96.
Iboldi started with a complete game shutout of the New York Yankees on April 30, followed by eight scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7 and 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics on April 12. 스포츠토토
He followed that up with a Quality Start+ with seven innings of three-run ball against the Atlanta Braves on April 18, and a nine-inning, one-hit shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 24.
That lowered his ERA to 2.42 in just over a month, down from 5.20 since his last start on May 25 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 such honor in his 12-year major league career.