Found September 28, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
Last night Ivan Nova pitched himself out of the postseason rotation. That is, if there IS a postseason rotation.  The division lead is now down to just 1 game with 6 left to play.It was Nova's second bad start in a row after the good start he had when he returned from the disabled list. After the game Nova was asked what he thinks he needs to do to fix things. His response was, "I think I'm working on everything possible to pitch good...." Wow, that's sad. Either he's lying or things are worse than anyone has thought. But, I digress. Nova is out of the postseason rotation (again, if there IS one) so the case is closed. Time to move on.The Blue Jays will be looking to spoil things this weekend for the Yankees. As for the Red Sox, it's probably asking too much of them to take out the Orioles. After all, almost everyone who experienced the Chicken & Beer Collapse last year is gone. Those who are left could probably care less.The Yankees care, though, a...

Nova May Have Pitched Himself Off The Postseason Roster

From Wallace Matthews:Last October, when the New York Yankees needed one more win to extend their season another round, they asked Ivan Nova to get it. This October, they may not even invite him along for the ride. Thursday night, facing yet another golden opportunity to create some separation between themselves and the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees turned to Nova. And...

Yesterday, we learned that Mars once had water, and Nova once had control of his breaking ball

Now, they're both barren memories. Hey, that's baseball.But right now, we have as much chance of building a water park beside Mount Sharp as seeing Ivan Nova pitch in the playoffs. So what happened to the Martians, and what happened to the pitcher?Well, I've seen enough TV to know the Martians built a super-technological society, then blew themselves up because they forgot...

Ivan Nova Tosses A Fastball That Tears Through Catcher's Glove (Video)

Ivan Nova has been known to be a flamethrower. But apparently, the Yankees pitcher is literally throwing fire. During Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Nova fired a 93 mph fastball that tore right through catcher Russell Martin's glove. Despite tossing the heat, Nova suffered his eighth loss of the season after giving up six hits and four runs through 4 2/3 innings of...

Yankees' Nova Throws a Fastball Through the Catcher's Glove

The Yankees are trying to bust open the pennant race.  On Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, Ivan Nova busted Russell Martin's catcher's mitt.  The glove is currently the second Mitt that's busting in a race right now.The webbing of the glove seems to have been completely torn apart.  Maybe the Astros have been playing with broken gloves all year.If that ball...

Slump could knock Nova off postseason roster

Ivan Nova's up-and-down season continued Thursday, as he took the loss with 4 2/3 innings of four-run ball in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-0 win over the New York Yankees. Nova, who had pitched one good game and one poor one since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 15, fell to 12-8 on the season, including a 2-5 mark since the All-Star break. "I think I'm...

Ivan Nova pitch tears through catcher's mitt

Your browser does not support iframes. Here's something you don't see everyday. The play happened Thursday afternoon in the Yanks' 6-0 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.Seen here is New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova delivering a fatal blow to the glove of teammate and catcher Russell Martin. The pitch appears to sail straight through the webbing of Martin's mitt...

Yankees Game 156 Lineup: 09/27/12

New York will send Ivan Nova to the mound tonight in game one of a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. In his last outing against the Oakland Athletics, Nova lasted only 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out two for the no-decision. Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup as tonight’s designated hitter. Right-hander Brandon Morrow (8-7, 3.28...

Ivan Nova Throws Ball Through Russell Martin's Glove

During last night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova wasn't having a good game to match his already disappointing 2012 campaign. It didn't get much better when in the fourth inning an Ivan Nova changeup went straight through Russell Martin's glove. That was pretty cool, except for the fact that it was ball four and the Yanks...

Yankees Game 156: Bats silenced by Brandon Morrow

New York Yankees 0 — Toronto Blue Jays 6   Morrow shut down bats while Nova could not in tonight’s 6-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.   Ivan Nova may have been auditioning for a postseason start in tonight’s game and it went bad quick. Nova could not finish 5 innings in tonight’s start. Nova’s first slip up came in the 3rd inning when the 1-out walk came back to haunt...

Is there any reason in the world to feel hopeful about this team?

Take my hope, please. That's a joke. I have no hope. Help me believe. Give me a reason. Class? Anyone?OK, lie. Speak gibberish. Speak cat language. Speak Girardi. Glababababababa. That's as good as anything. Wait... here's one: The Grandyman probably won't reach 200 strikeouts during the regular season! Cue the balloon drop. Grandy won't hit 200 whiffs! (If...
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