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New York Yankees: Who was hot

Iván Nova prior to the New York Yankees game a...

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The plain and simple fact is that New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova was looking hot.

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.

Nova pitched four innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and fanned three of Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox.

Boston did win the game 1-0 but this isn’t the regular season and Spring Training the outcomes are meaningless, it is what is in between that fans should focus on.

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.

And according to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand the timing couldn’t have been better, as skipper Joe Girardi announced, “he is going to start judging now.”

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.


  1. Frank Spero says:

    i saw that game and he certainly did not impress me same old (afraid of the game slacker he was all along ) not at all impressive