2018 AL Division Series

Bedard: Nathan Eovaldi deftly fills void left by David Price’s high-priced flop

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Well, that was the best $731,204 the Red Sox have spent in some time.

Two days after watching David Price, their Thirty-plus Million Dollar Man, need to be rescued after less than two innings at home in an eventual 6-2 Game 2 loss to the Yankees, the Red Sox sent one of their trade deadline additions, journeyman Nathan Eovaldi, to the mound at Yankee Stadium.

Talk about pressure. The Red Sox had just been outscored 10-2 since the third inning of Game 1. The Yankees were undefeated in their last seven home playoff games. Eovaldi was opposed by the Yankees' ace, Luis Severino. And the Red Sox could ill-afford to drop another game to New York with the prospect of a do-or-die Game 4 on Tuesday night.