Nathan Eovaldi is ready for the challenge of pitching in a potential elimination game.
The Red Sox pitcher will start in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Boston dropped Game 5 on Wednesday and now must win in order to keep its postseason hopes alive.
There certainly is a lot of pressure that comes with pitching in a game that is a must-win, but Eovaldi always is up for the challenge.
“I love it. I feel like it’s what everybody wants to do,” Eovaldi told reporters Thursday, per The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. “… There’s something about when everything is on the line that I feel like brings out the best in us.”
Game 6 is Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET.