Aside from his bizarre pitch-out that ultimately led to a White Sox run, Ivan Nova gave the Yankees a lot to think about tonight. Remember when he couldn’t get out of the 5th inning? So much for that problem. He was superb – the best he’s ever looked, particularly his command of the slider. He kept the hitters completely off balance and didn’t walk anybody. Plus, he was throwing 93 mph in the 8th.
How do you send him down to the minors?
On the other hand, a six-man rotation doesn’t work. It just doesn’t.
I’m glad I’m not Cashman.
I’m also very glad Cano hit that homer early to give the Yankees the lead. Humber was impressive and I was afraid we wouldn’t get to him. Nice manufacturing of runs after that. And then came Martin’s monster homer against Bruney. Wow.
I didn’t get my 10 runs, but I’m not complaining. Great game.
So the Indians beat the Red Sox and we go to Fenway tied for first. What a huge series this will be.