Browsing Posts tagged Ivan Nova

Ivan Nova continues to prove why he’ll take the ball in Game 2 of the ALDS. Tonight, Nova threw eight shutout innings against a desperate Tampa Bay who is clawing to get into the post-season propelling the Yanks to a 5-0 win. Nova scattered six hits en-route to nailing down his 16th win of the season. His season kind of reminds me of Phil Hughes last year, right? Curtis Granderson struck the big blow in the second inning with a three run double. He now has 119 RBIs on the season, tops in the AL. 

A Helluva Start

The Red Sox lost tonight (Yay) so the Yankees magic number falls to three. The Yankees magic number to clinch home field advantage is five, so expect a lot of clinching to happen this weekend against the Red Sox. It may even happen tomorrow night!

What’s Next?: How about two games tomorrow?! The Yankees will play Game 1 at 1:05 and Game 2 at 7:05. Time for Big C to get that elusive 20th win!

Game 1: James Shields (15-11, 2.78 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (5-5, 6.60 ERA)

Game 2: Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.91 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.01 ERA)

The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees early this morning 2-1 in the 12th inning. With the late loss, we unfortunately missed the opportunity to see Mariano Rivera tie Trevor Hoffman’s save record at 601. Still, the Red Sox and Rays lost, so the Yankees lose no ground in the standings.

Gold Glove? - AP

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The New York Yankees kicked off their ten game road series with a loss to the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-4 in ten innings. Ivan Nova started and pitched well, but he was unable to give the Yankees enough of a lead and the offense could barely register any offense. With the loss, the Yankees now have a full two-game lead over the Boston Red Sox before their game tonight.

 

Look Out! - AP

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The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays tonight by a final score of 3-2. Ivan Nova picked up his tenth win of the season, and the Yankees take first place back from the Red Sox, who got smoked 10-0 tonight. The A-Rod and Teix-less Yankees still managed some power from a very unlikely source.

The Bomb - AP

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The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins tonight by a final score of 3-0. Ivan Nova dominated the Twins and picked up his ninth win in ten attempts. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira picked up home runs as the Yankees picked up another W and are now 77-48 on the season.

Word. - Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

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The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals by a score of 9-7 this evening. Ivan Nova got the win after the bullpen got the final eleven Royals out, and Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, and Russell Martin all picked up multiple RBIs. With the win, the Yankees move to 74-46 on the season and are a half game up on the Red Sox in the division

Not sure what's going on here / AP, Charlie Riedel

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The New York Yankees helped us forget what happened in last night’s ugly affair as they beat up the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by a score of 9-3. Curtis Granderson smacked two home runs and Robinson Cano finished a single short of the cycle as Ivan Nova picked up his 11th win of the season. With the win, the Yankees are now 70-45 on the season.

Well, this quickly made me forget about last night - AP

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Get your brooms out because the Bombers have swept away the Chicago White Sox. Ivan Nova delivered an absolute electric performance tonight, tossing 7.2 innings of one-run ball. Nova, who is constantly auditioning for his spot on the team, struck out a career high 10 Chicago hitters. Offensively, Russell led the way with four RBIs. With the win, the Yanks improve to a season best 68-42, tied with Boston atop the AL East.

Ivan Was ELECTRIC

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The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles twice on Saturday; 8-3 in the afternoon game, and 17-3 in the nightcap. 25 runs in one day – wow. Both starters, Bartolo Colon and Ivan Nova, won their respective starts. With the two wins, the Yankees  move to 63-42 and pick up a half game on the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-2. 

Total Team Effort on Saturday - AP

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Every summer, the Yankees are tied to trade rumors for at least one stud starting pitcher. Last year, it was Cliff Lee and Dan Haren. This year, it’s Ubaldo Jimenez. The 27-year-old righty had a spectacular season last year, posting a 19-8 record with a 2.88 ERA. Jimenez has hit a few speed bumps thus far this season (5-8, 4.08 ERA), but has gone 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA over the last two months. The Rockies are 9.5 games out and are considering trading their ace for the right package. Young, stud pitcher rarely hit the open trade market, so the Yankees are rightfully doing their due diligence. Here are three postives and three negatives to trading for Ubaldo.

Bronx Bound?

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