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Has Nathan Eovaldi Surpassed Masahiro Tanaka as Yankees’ True Ace?

class="ui-droppable">If the New York Yankees' starting rotation were an '80s sitcom, it'd be titled Who's the Ace? And while Masahiro Tanaka might seem like the obvious answer—the Tony Danza character, if you will—Nathan Eovaldi is making his case.

Eovaldi has pitched into the sixth inning or later in 11 of his last 13 starts and allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of them. The Yankees, uncoincidentally, have gone 11-2 in those games, and Eovaldi has gone 9-0 if pitching wins mean anything to you.

In short, he's pitched like an ace.

Things didn't start so swimmingly for the hard-throwing 25-year-old righty, who came over from the Miami Marlins in a trade in a trade this winter.

In his ...

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