“Nova is going to get Game 2,” Kurkjian’s Yankees source said.
Later that evening Nova responded with a resounding, ‘ duh’ as he shutdown the Rays over 7.2 innings and beat them 5-0 at Yankee Stadium. There wasn’t really much of a question about it as he has gone 7-0 with a 3.32 ERA over nine starts since his promotion from the minors heading into Tuesdays game.
Over that same time span Bartolo Colon has a 4.85 ERA over nine starts and Freddy Garcia has a 5.83 ERA in just six starts. Garcia’s recent performance has been especially unsettling as he has allowed seven homers over his last four starts after he allowed just nine over his first 20 starts.