Wade Miley

Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchups: Wade Miley vs. Nathan Eovaldi

May 02, 2015 - 7:39 am

In Game 2 of the Yankees'€™ first trip to Boston this year, Wade Miley will get the ball for the Red Sox while New York sends out Nathan Eovaldi, a rematch of these teams'€™ meeting on April 10 when Boston won 6-5 in 19 innings. Miley had some trouble in his most recent start, allowing seven runs, six earned, through 2 1/3 innings of work against the Orioles on Sunday. The result, an eventual 18-7 loss, dropping his record to 1-2 on the year and bumped his ERA up to 8.62. The outing also marked Miley'€™s first without a strikeout in his career as a starter and his second this season garnering six or more earned runs in fewer than three innings. "I'm not overly concerned, but I just have to do a better job," Miley said after his outing. "It's obviously not fun to go out and let happen what happened today. ... I have to put it behind and move into next week." Miley will make his third career start opposite New York and his second this year. So far, he has a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings against the Yankees and has yet to record a decision. New York is hitting .186/.286/.256 against Miley, who has a 1.083 WHIP when taking on the Yankees. In his first start facing New York this year, which was also his first start of the year, Miley went 5 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits, walking two and striking out six. Eovaldi'€™s stat line against the Sox this year wasn't too different from Miley'€™s, the largest discrepancy being hits. The Yankees' righty gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Since that first game of the year, Eovaldi has posted a 1-0 record through three starts in his first year as a Yankee. He now has a 4.15 ERA in 21 2/3 innings on the year, surrendering 10 earned runs on 31 hits with five walks and 20 strikeouts. The 25-year-old'€™s one win came against the Tigers on April 21 when he managed seven innings of work, allowing Detroit just one earned run on eight hits. The outing was the only one of Eovaldi'€™s 2015 season in which he lasted more than six innings. Yankees vs. Miley (LHP) Chase Headley (22 plate appearances): .158 AVG/.273 OBP/.158 SLG, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts Carlos Beltran (7): .143/.143/.143, 3 RBIs, 1 strikeout Brett Gardner (6): .333/.333/.500, 1 double Brian McCann (6): .600/.667/.600, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Jacoby Ellsbury (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 strikeout Garrett Jones (3): .000/.000/.000 Alex Rodriguez (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts Stephen Drew (2): .000/.000/.000 Esmil Rogers (2): .500/.500/1.000, 1 double Mark Teixeira has one walk in three plate appearances versus Miley and Nathan Eovaldi has two strikeouts, Gregorio Petit has one walk and one strikeout and Chris Young has one strikeout in two plate appearances each versus Miley. Red Sox vs. Eovaldi (RHP) Pablo Sandoval (15 plate appearances): .714 AVG/.667 OBP/1.143 SLG, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 10 RBIs, 1 strikeout Hanley Ramirez (8): .375/.375/.875, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 2 strikeouts Mookie Betts (3): .333/.333/.667, 1 double Justin Masterson (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 RBI Daniel Nava (3): 1.000/1.000/1.000, 2 RBIs David Ortiz (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 strikeout Dustin Pedroia (3): .333/.333/.333 Xander Bogaerts (2): .000/.000/.000 Joe Kelly (2): .500/.500/.500 Sandy Leon (2): .000/.000/.000 Wade Miley (2): .000/.000/.000 Allen Craig and Mike Napoli each have one walk in three plate appearances vs. Eovaldi.