Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 10/6/11
Back in July, you could have found some pretty good odds if you had gone to the closest bookmaker and asked to place a wager on Doug Fister and Ivan Nova starting the deciding game of the ALDS. Fister was pitching well, but he was doing it for a Mariners team that provided him with enough runs to win about as often as Pauly Shore gets nominated for Oscars. Nova was in Triple-A after losing his rotation spot to Phil Hughes and there wasn't a soul alive that didn't expect the Yankees to make a deal for another starter. Yet we find ourselves hours away from Game Five and those are the two men who will lock horns for a chance to extend their improbable seasons a little bit longer. Given the fact that the Yankees have had to put their two most important games in the hands of A.J. Burnett and Nova, improbability is a pretty good theme for this whole series. Figuring out which of these two pitchers has an edge is not an easy task.  Nova has been on a remarkable run since returning from Scr...
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