Thursday, September 27, 2012
Nova and Offense Don't do the Job
Ivan Nova did a horriifc job tonight, again failing to finish five innings as Girardi pulled him following a two-run double by Edwin Encarnacion. Also, Nova allowed a bomb to the opposite field to Brett Lawrie which set the tone in the early innings. By the time that home run was hit, I felt like the Yankees offense was packing it in. The Yankees magic numbers did not change since yesterday's win. However, one number changed which may have mattered most to the Yankees and that was their lead in the division.
Tomorrow night, Hiroki Kuroda makes what may be his biggest start of the season when he faces this Blue Jays lineup. The Yankees need a solid six innings from Kuroda with a well-rested back end of the bullpen in David Robertson and Rafael Soriano.