Sep 17 11:00a
Eovaldi was hammered for six runs over 4.1 innings pitched in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.
Eovaldi has failed to make it through the fifth inning in each of his past two starts and watched his ERA spike to 4.48 over 186.2 inning pitched this season. He's crumbled in the second half, posting an unsightly 6.04 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 67 innings since the All-Star break compared to a 3.61 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 119.2 first-half frames. Eovaldi has already exceeded his 2013 workload (127 IP between the majors and minors) by 59.2 innings and it appears that the increase is impacting his performance on the mound. While no official announcement has been made, it would not be surprising if the team decided to limit his workload over the final weeks of the season.