Was the second half of the year thrown away? Nathan Evoldi (33), who has a two-year guaranteed contract worth only $34 million, led the Texas Rangers to consecutive postseason wins.
Texas held Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 17th (Korean time).
On this day, Texas won 5-4 thanks to a batting lineup that exploded with 4 runs in the first inning and a quality start from Evoldi. Two consecutive wins following the first game on the 16th.
Also, with this victory, Texas ran a 7-game winning streak this postseason. Now, with just two more wins in the remaining five games, they will advance to the World Series for the first time in 12 years.
After winning, Iboldi threw 91 balls (62 strikes) in 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs, and striking out 9. He hit two home runs, but suppressed runs as much as possible.토토사이트
In particular, Evoldi did not give up a run with a strikeout, strikeout, and ground ball to third base in the 5th inning, ahead 5-2, when the bases were loaded due to two hits and a defensive error.
Although Evoldi allowed three runs, including two home runs, he maintained a 5-3 lead until he left the mound in the sixth inning. As a result, they achieved their third victory in this postseason alone.
Evoldi, in his 12th year in the major leagues, recorded 10 wins and an ERA of 2.83 in the first half of the year, and was even called a candidate for the American League Cy Young Award.
However, Lee Boldy not only did not appear in many games due to injury in the second half of the season, but also showed instability after his return, with an ERA reaching 9.30.
Nevertheless, Evoldi joined Texas’ postseason roster and is posting excellent results with an ERA of 2.75 in a total of 3 games until Game 2 of this ALCS.
Now, after taking a day off, Texas will play Game 3 of the ALCS at its home stadium, Globe Life Field, on the 19th. Max Scherzer will appear in the third game.