The question is, can fireballer Nathan Eovaldi take the next step, a la Nolan Ryan? If he does, then Brian Cashman will look like a true genius.
The Yankees acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor-league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps.
The Mets were swept by the Dodgers and lost in extra innings on Sunday. For the first time this season, the Mets are below .500.
The Mets extended their winning streak to four behind Johan Santana’s brilliant eight innings of shutout ball. They defeated the Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday.