And NO…. I did not mean in a sexual way, but on the mound as Nova was throwing heat last night in his second outing of the spring.
As for Nova, he silenced all the haters’ uncertainty about his lack of command. His change-up and slider almost looked identical and his fastball was clocking in at 92-95 mph on the radar gun.
You can be certain that Nova has given his skipper plenty to think about, as after that kind of outing he is emerging into what I see as the Yankees number three.
Last season in his rookie campaign, Nova went 16-4 in 165 innings pitched. He posted a 3.00 ERA, giving up 13 homers, striking out 98 batters and held opposing batters to a .258 ERA. The 58 walks should improve this season, but overall it was an impressive enough to earn Nova fourth place in the ROY Award voting.