The best pitcher in the world, according to his own words, Ivan Nova, had another stellar outing tonight. Oh, did I say stellar? I actually meant another “s” word that I probably shouldn’t post on this blog so I’ll be nice (replace the “m” in smitty and you have that word).
Nova allowed four runs on six hits through 4.2 innings.
And with the way Brandon Morrow was pitching for the Blue Jays, one run would have been enough. But Toronto’s offense had different ideas. Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run double off Nova to give the Jays a more than comfortable cushion.
It wasn’t pretty. Actually, it was that “s” word I can’t type.
So the Yankees failed to gain ground and once again hold a tenuous one-game lead over the idle Baltimore Orioles in the AL East standings.