Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 8/14/13
  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Ivan Nova (5-4, 2.93 ERA) continues to impress and takes on the equally impressive Jered Weaver (7-5, 2.87 ERA) in the third game of the four against the Angels. Nova has an impressive six consecutive quality starts since July 5, posting a 1.60 ERA over that span while striking out 44 batters in 45 innings. The righty struggled in his last start against the Angels, allowing six runs on July 15, 2012.  In his last outing, a no decision against the Tigers, Nova allowed just one run in seven innings. “I’ve been pitching really good,” Nova said after. “I’ve been feeling really good with all of my pitches, working both sides of the plate to righties and lefties and getting quick outs.” Nova hopes to extend his quality start streak to seven and the Yankees hope to win their fourth game in a row. Given an early five run lead, Weaver pounded the strike zone and pitched efficiently against the Indians in his last start, giving up two runs and walking none in seven innings. The Angels’ ace has a 1.49 ERA in his last five starts. After hitting soft toss and off the tee on Monday, Derek Jeter took another step on Tuesday, taking batting practice for the first time since he strained his right calf. “It’s a day to day thing,” Jeter said. “They told me I’m taking BP, so I’m taking BP. Tomorrow, I don’t know. I know I’m going to Tampa on Thursday, that’s all I know.” In addition to taking batting practice, Jeter also took ground balls and did some light running. It is still unknown when Jeter will be activated, he said he is not sure if the Yankees will ask him to go on a rehab assignment.   Notes on the game. Robinson Cano is one home run shy of 200th for his career. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar left Tuesday’s game with cramping in his left calf. He said he was fine after the game.   First pitch at 7:05 PM (EST) on Yes.
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