Ivan Nova dominated in seven scoreless tonight. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 3 — San Diego Padres 0
Ivan Nova continues to string together great starts with tonight’s 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
The Yankees faced starter Tyson Ross and were having a terrible time figuring him out. In the first four innings, Ross faced the minimum. He would also strikeout five in a row. The right-hander’s slider would consistently tail in on left-handed batters and away from right-handed batters. Batters consistently flailed at pitches that were out of the zone.
With one out in the fifth, Lyle Overbay ended the perfect game with a single. Nothing would develop from this. In the sixth inning, Brett Gardner would get the Yankees first walk of the game and he would steal second. But nothing would develop from this either.
In the seventh inning, Alfonso Soriano started with a bloop single that fell in front of the centerfielder. Curtis Granderson would follow by swinging ...