Nova Struggles Again, Jays Blank Yanks

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.

The Yankees had just five hits and those five hits came off the bat of either Russell Martin or Robinson Cano.

It wasn’t pretty. Actually, it was that “s” word I can’t type.

Both Derek Lowe and David Aardsma — who made his long-awaited Yankees debut — allowed a run each in relief.

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.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

One thought on “Nova Struggles Again, Jays Blank Yanks

  1. hawaii dave

    Just to mention that the 2…2 run extra base hits were to the opposite field. To the baseball world, that is called “good hitting”. In the NY Yankee clubhouse, hitting to the opposite field is for pussies and should be viewed as unacceptable behavior. Swisher tweeted me and told me he would write a word in his eye-black that would describe the type of hitter that would use all fields, especially the opposite field, and Nick said he hopes he won’t get suspended as he has many friends who are pussies. The guy that does his hair is a pussy…and one of his neighbors kids is a pussy. So, just sayin.

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