Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 8/1/12
I never watch the post game show after the Yankees lose, and last night was no different, as I switched to the Olympics before the final out was  made. But my Twitter timeline made sure I was aware of what certain people were saying in their post game interviews.When asked about Ivan Nova, Joe Girardi said the starter had "no fastball command." He also said that Nova had an "inconsistent slider" and and "inconsistent curve ball." Nova, on the other hand, said he had his command and he felt good on the mound. He simply got hit and that was all there was to it. Disturbing contradictions. But not that surprising.Nova's reaction last night reminded me a little of  former Yankee AJ Burnett and how he reacted during post game interviews last year. Burnett always tried to put a positive spin on his outings, frequently using the sentence "I threw every pitch with conviction." Thinking of that reminds me that Nova and Burnett were best buddies while they were Yankee teammates. Early in 2011,...
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