The right-handed pitcher of the Boston Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi, don’t think too much about Astros Houston, a team the 31-year-old will pitch against at some point in the next American League Championship Series.
“Yeah, they have a tendency to tease guys,” the Houston native said of his hometown club on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
“I don’t necessarily hate any team, but they are not at the top of my list.”
“It happened. I allowed three home runs in a row, ”he said of Bregman’s 2018 post on Wednesday. “But we were able to come out on top in that series, and hopefully we’ll do it again this time.”
Eovaldi’s take on the Astros could have something to do with an incident involving Alex Bregman in 2018.
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The Houston third baseman trolled Eovaldi before the two clubs met in the American League Championship Series that year, posting video of the pitcher allowing back-to-back home runs to the Astros earlier in the season when he pitched for the Rays from Tampa Bay.
Along with Eovaldi, Houston is not very popular in baseball – the club has been booed in most visiting parks during the 2021 campaign after the franchise was proven illegally stealing posters during the 2017 season, the same year. in which the Astros won a World Series.
Eovaldi’s manager Alex Cora was Houston’s bench coach in 2017. The 45-year-old returned to coach the Red Sox this season after serving a one-year suspension in 2020 for his involvement.
Cora won a World Series in his first year as Boston’s manager in 2018.