Ivan Nova made only two major mistakes Tuesday night. Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar deposited them both into the trees beyond center field at the Big A.
Let’s take a look at this week’s best and worst stories in the N.Y.-N.J. sports landscape.
The Yankees’ offense exploded for 10 runs, but it was Ivan Nova who stole the show in Wednesday’s series finale.
If nothing else, he’s a different face. After what the familiar faces have done lately, Nova really couldn’t do any worse.
Manager Joe Girardi said Ivan Nova was ready to return to the Yankees despite a rough final rehabilitation outing for the right-hander, who is 40-22 in five big league seasons.
The Yankees are soon going to have a logjam of starting pitchers. Exactly when that’s going to be the case isn’t set in stone.
Mason Williams has rebuilt the trust the Yankees are now showing in him.
Ryan had missed the entire season with calf and hamstring injuries. He hit .167 (19 for 114) last year for the Yankees.
Ivan Nova may be back in Yankees pinstripes before you know it.
Another year, another Yankees pitcher having serious elbow surgery.
New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has thrown a simulated game and says he could pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday.
Nova threw 20 pitches Tuesday at the Yankees’ minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team in June.
When healthy, the Yankees’ top three of Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia could be as good as any in baseball. The problem: they have to prove they’re no longer damaged goods.
The 28-year-old right-hander threw from 120 feet on flat ground Tuesday at the Yankees’ minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team by June.
In two weeks, pitchers and catchers will report with a starting five comprised of three legitimate injury risks, one young flamethrower in Eovaldi and an average swingman in Capuano.