The Red Sox fans will be treated to some Nasty Nate in less than a week.
Boston on Saturday announced right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will be the team’s Opening Day starter Friday, the first night of a three-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Sox will host the Baltimore at Fenway Park starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, which you will be able to watch on NESN.
‼️ Nasty Nate is opening 2020 ‼️ pic.twitter.com/9DwjwC4O8r
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Eovaldi had been rumored to be the club’s Opening Day starter, especially after fellow pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t start the MLB’s Summer Camp with the team due to testing positive for COVID-19. Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke praised Eovaldi earlier this month for his pitching performance during camp, and Eovaldi enters the season as one of, if not Boston’s most important player.
It’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to seeing Eovaldi take the mound to kick off what will certainly be a unique season, both in Boston and across the league.