Well, that was fun – not. I did worry about facing Verlander in the previous post, but I didn’t expect him to strike out practically the entire team (multiple times). This is the problem with elite pitchers like him and King Felix; they’re not infallible but they’re very tough.
The bigger disaster, however, was with our own starter. Nova needs to take a trip to Scranton. Period. He’s gone from a kid who surprised everyone with his winning ways to a clone of his old buddy AJ. I’m sick of watching him unravel, and I hope he goes down to AAA, gets his head and his mechanics together and comes back strong like he did before. Otherwise, I’d rather see Phelps in the rotation until Pettitte returns (please make it soon, Andy).