Aug 1, 2011, 6:14 PM EST
Ivan Nova, who allowed two runs over seven innings against Baltimore in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, will make at least one more start for the Yankees, as the team will go to a six-man rotation this week.
There’s some thought that Phil Hughes‘ rotation spot could be on the line if he struggles Tuesday against the White Sox. While he’s allowed just two runs in three of his four starts since returning from the DL, he’s yet to last longer than six innings. In surrendering two runs in six innings to the Mariners last time out, he still gave up nine hits and struck out just three versus one of the game’s worst lineups. Overall, he had a 5.48 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP in four starts last month.
Nova, who was sent down a month ago to make room for Hughes in the rotation, picked up the win in his start Saturday against the Orioles. The Yankees have won each of his last six starts, dating back to June 10, with Nova going 5-0 with a 3.26 ERA during the span.
- My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot 64
- Phil Hughes signs a three-year extension with the Twins 22
- The Padres have talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels 23
- Why is John Smoltz a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame? 63
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” 85
- Trea Turner’s agent is unhappy his client is in limbo after trade to Nationals 48
- Nexen Heroes accept Jung-Ho Kang posting fee from unidentified MLB team 37
- Giants acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins 16
- Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene. (145)
- The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba (144)
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade (97)
- St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site (90)
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” (85)