Nova to Undergo Tests for Tightness in Shoulder

Perhaps the most fitting image for Ivan Nova's 2012 season, courtest of the LoHud Yankees Blog.

As per Chad Jennings, Nova felt tightness in his right shoulder as he faced his final batter last night. Reports initially indicated that his shoulder was bothering him throughout the sixth inning, and Girardi stated that this is the first time this season Nova has mentioned any pain or discomfort – so, sadly, this cannot explain away his 7.28 ERA since the All-Star Break. He is likely to miss at least one start.

Here’s hoping that the Yankees haven’t voided whatever warranty they have on their pitchers … and that Nova has a speedy recovery.