March 14 Notes: Eovaldi’s Performance; Jeter Downs’ Injury; Devers Homers

Nathan Eovaldi was on the mound for the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins and he was letting it eat early on. According to Ian Browne of, Eovaldi hit 100 mph six times in the first inning.

Overall, his stat line wasn’t great–going four innings and allowing four earned runs on seven hits and a home run. The one positive, though, was that he didn’t walk anybody.

Downs Leaves with an Injury

Jeter Downs was acquired in the Mookie Betts trade and has a promising future but he was forced to leave Sunday’s exhibition game after diving for a ball to his left at shortstop. Manager Alex Cora said after the game that he thinks Downs is fine after hurting his side and will check in on him tomorrow.

Downs is hitting .444 on the spring with a homer and three RBIs.

Devers Unloads on One

Rafael Devers is focused on hitting more doubles this season, but I think he is fine with jogging around the bases too. He did just that, homering to center off of Hansel Robles in the top of the fifth inning. Christian Arroyo, who is battling for the final bench spot on the roster, went back-to-back with Devers.

Devers is obviously going to hit in the middle of the lineup and should have another solid season at the hot corner in Boston.

(Photo: Charles Krupa/AP)

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