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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

The Yankees and Pirates have completed the Ivan Nova trade, with Pittsburgh sending OF Tito Polo and LHP Stephen Tarpley to New York.

Polo, 22, is hitting .276 with a .351 OBP and .346 SLG this season for High-A Bradenton.

Tarpley, 23, has posted a 4.32 ERA and 1.30 WHIP while striking out 90 batters in 100 innings this season for Bradenton.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Danny Abriano
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Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees have provided more excitement off the field in the last several days than anything we have seen on the diamond in 2016. Yankees GM Brian Cashman finally convinced ownership that the club was not a true playoff contender and allowed him to convert five players into 14 in the first sell-off since 1989.

The Yankees' farm system might now be considered one of the best in the majors (if not the best), as they accrued three former (and recent) first-round picks. The Yankees' minor league system has enough talent to remain a top-10 organization should they decide to move any of the current crop of young talent.

Here is a look at the deals and players the Yankees received over the last several days. All prospect rankings via MLB Pipeline.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Tyler Clippard, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees traded RHP Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates for two players to be named later.

Nova, 29, is 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA in 15 starts and six relief appearances this year.

Nova, who is set to be a free agent at season's end, rejoins former Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli

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Michael Pineda is going for his third straight win today. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
Michael Pineda is going for his third straight win today. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees try to avoid a three-game sweep when they visit Tampa Bay today at 1:10 p.m.

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Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, DH
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Brad Miller, SS
Carlos Beltran, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Corey Dickerson, DH
Brian McCann, C Steven Souza Jr., RF
Didi Gregorius, SS Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Chase Headley, 3B Tim Beckham, 2B
Rob Refsnynder, 1B Nick Franklin, 1B
Aaron Hicks, RF Luke Maile, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (5-9, 5.00 ERA) is pitching on extended five days' rest due to Thursday's off
day. He has won last two starts and opponents are hitting .198 (40-for-202) in his last nine starts. They hit .320 in his first 11.


Who's Pitching for the Rays: LHP Blake Snell (2-4, 3.05) went 6 2/3 innings (tied for career longest) is last start at Oakland after allowing four hits in the first inning. He's gone at least 6 innings in his last three starts, compared with once in his first five. He has has a 1.93 ERA in this stretch.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks down after he gave up a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks down after he gave up a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

Ivan Nova got off to a rocky start at Tropicana Field and couldn't recover, as the Yankees fell to the Rays, 5-1, on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv.


  • Nova was hit early and often, allowing five runs on six hits in just 4 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out three but allowed two home runs.
  • Logan Forsythe started the game with a lead-off home run, and the Rays never looked back from there. Three batters later, Corey Dickerson added a solo home run.
  • Chad Green came on to pitch in the fifth inning, allowing an inherited runner to score on a Steven Souza Jr. sacrifice fly. 
  • Green allowed just one hit over 3 2/3 innings of relief. 
  • Mark Teixeira drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with an RBI single in eighth inning.

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After making some mental headway and necessary advances in the standings over the last few weeks, the Yankees enjoyed a much-needed off-day Thursday. However, instead of coming out fresh from the rest and ready to compete, the Yanks looked flat in every facet.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Tampa Bay Rays
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees open a three-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m.

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Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Brad Miller, SS
Carlos Beltran, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Brian McCann, C Corey Dickerson, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B Steve Pearce, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Starlin Castro, 2B Steven Souza Jr., RF
Chase Headley, 3B Brandon Guyer, LF
Rob Refsnyder, RF Luke Maile, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (4.65 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), who allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out seven in 7.0 innings against the Giants during his last start. Has allowed only seven runs over his last four starts (23 2/3 innings). 


Who's Pitching for the Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (4.10 ERA, 1.23 WHIP), who allowed five hits while walking none and striking out five in eight scorelss innings against the A's during his last start. Has struck out 110 batters in 118 2/3 innings this season.

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees have been offering RHP Ivan Nova in trade talks, reports Buster Olney of ESPN, citing rival executives with knowledge of the Yankees' conversations.

The Yankees have been non-committal regarding buying or selling, but are reportedly close to trading LH reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs.

Nova, 29, has posted a 4.65 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 92 innings this season. He has split his time between the rotation (14 starts) and bullpen (six appearances).

Nova, who is making $4.1 million this season, is eligible for free agency after the season. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees lose 00:01:34
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 12-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants.

After Ivan Nova's strong start, the Yankees fell to the Giants, 2-1, in twelve innings at Yankee Stadium. Mac Williamson, who doubled off Andrew Miller on Friday night, continued to mash against the Yankees, recording both RBI for the Giants. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Nova allowed just one run in seven innings, striking out seven Giants.
  • The Yankees took the lead in the fourth when outfielder Mac Williamson bobbled a Mark Teixeira single, allowing Didi Gregorius to score.
  • Williamson got redemption, however, hitting a solo home run to tie the game in the fifth.
  • The game remained 1-1 through the ninth and entered extra innings. Both teams got runners into scoring position in the 10th, and the Giants again in the 11th, but neither could push across the go-ahead run.
  • Williamson struck again in the 12th, driving in Trevor Brown to put the Giants up 2-1. Hunter Strickland shut down the Yankees in the home half of the inning to seal the win for San Francisco.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees simply cannot get three games over the .500 mark, because they embody games like today's. Sorry Hal, this is not a playoff team.

Tags: Ivan Nova, San Francisco Giants
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)

The Yankees and Giants continue their three-game series from Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

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Giants Yankees
Denard Span, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Angel Pagan, LF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Brandon Belt, 1B Carlos Beltran, DH
Buster Posey, C Brian McCann, C
Brandon Crawford, SS Starlin Castro, 2B
Jarrett Parker, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
Conor Gillaspie, 3B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mac Williamson, RF Chase Headley, 3B
Ramiro Pena, 2B Aaron Hicks, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (7-5, 4.92 ERA): allowed one run on four hits over six innings in his last start against the Orioles. Has won two of his three starts in July, pitching to the tune of a 3.24 ERA for the month. In one career start against the Giants in 2013, Nova pitched a six-hit shutout. 


Who's Pitching for the Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (13-2, 2.64 ERA) will start Saturday in place of Jeff Samardzija, who is now scheduled to pitch Sunday. Cueto, who started for the National League in the All-Star Game, lost his one game since the break, allowing four runs and two home runs to the Padres. He is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in four career starts versus the Yankees. 

Tags: Ivan Nova, San Francisco Giants

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 15, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 15, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)

The Yankees continue their four-game series against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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Orioles Yankees
Joey Rickard, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Jonathan Schoop, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Adam Jones, CF Carlos Beltran, DH
Mark Trumbo, 1B Brian McCann, C
Pedro Alvarez, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
J.J. Hardy, SS Didi Gregorius, SS
Nolan Reimold, LF Starlin Castro, 2B
Ryan Flaherty, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Caleb Joseph, 1B Aaron Hicks, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (5.56 ERA, 3-9) who has given up five earned run in each of his last starts. After an April and June that saw him post a 6.33 and 7.52 ERA respectively, Pineda put up a 2.75 ERA in June, giving up 11 earned runs and striking out 49 batters in six starts. However, in his two starts in July Pineda has given up 10 earned runs in 11 innings pitched.


Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (5.77 ERA, 3-1) has not thrown more than 6.0 innings any start this season. Gallardo has a 7.39 ERA on the road this year, with a .322 opponent batting average. In the past three seasons, he has a 5.60 ERA against the Yankees, his sixth-highest against any opponent.

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod, Beltran 00:01:30
Alex Rodriguez talks about his home run against the Orioles and Carlos Beltran sidesteps trade talk.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since June 18, Ivan Nova pitched six innings of one-run ball and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more

  • Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a solo home run off Kevin Gausman in the second inning that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • After Jonathan Schoop tied the game in the top of the third inning, Brian McCann drove in Brett Gardner with a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Nova (7-5) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the first inning by getting Pedro Alvarez to foul out to third base. He gave up four hits and three walks in six innings, retiring the final seven batters he faced and throwing 56 of 97 pitches for strikes.
  • Dellin BetancesAndrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman each pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the second straight game.
  • Gausman (1-7) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

This series is the most important one of the season to date. If the Yankees manage a sweep, they pull within 4 1/2 games of the Orioles and the narrative of selling before the non-waiver trade deadline could surely get swept under the rug by ownership that has little inclination to quit.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles
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 (David Richard)
(David Richard)

The Yankees open a four-game series against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday.

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Orioles Yankees
Adam Jones, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Jonathan Schoop, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Manny Machado, 3B Carlos Beltran, RF
Mark Trumbo, RF Brian McCann, C
Matt Wieters, C Alex Rodriguez, DH
Pedro Alvarez, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
J.J. Hardy, SS Starlin Castro, 2B
Nolan Reimold, LF Chase Headley, 3B
Ryan Flaherty, 1B Rob Refsnyder, 1B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP), who allowed four runs on five hits while walking none and striking out six in 5 1/3 innings against the Indians during his last start. Nova has allowed 19 earned runs over his last five starts (24 2/3 innings).

Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (4.15 ERA, 1.30 WHIP), who allowed four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out six in five innings against the Dodgers during his last start. He has struggled since May 21, with his ERA rising from 2.70 to 4.15 during that span.

Tags: Ivan Nova

 (David Richard)
(David Richard)

The Yankees open a four-game series against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday.

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Orioles Yankees
Adam Jones, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Joey Rickard, LF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Manny Machado, 3B Carlos Beltran, RF
Mark Trumbo, RF Brian McCann, C
Jonathan Schoop, 2B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Pedro Alvarez, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
J.J. Hardy, SS  Starlin Castro, 2B
Caleb Joseph, C Chase Headley, 3B
Ryan Flaherty, 1B Rob Refsnyder, 1B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5.11 ERA, 1.38 WHIP), who has not pitched more than 4.1 innnings in a game since June 26th. Eovaldi has an ERA of 4.50 in 12.0 innings pitched in the month of July, having given up six earned runs. His last appearance was July 15 against the Red Sox where he pitched 1.1 innings of relief.

Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Vance Worley (2.87 ERA, 1.36 WHIP) who has come exclusively out of the bullpen so far in the month of July. Worley has pitched over 4.2 innings in a game just once this season, on April 15, normally giving two or less innings of relief per game. Worley faced the Yankees once this season, where he gave up three hits and an earned run in less than an inning.

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The New York Yankees have been the model of inconsistency in 2016, putting them in limbo with regard to how they will handle the trade deadline and adversely affecting their chances of reaching the postseason.

I have described this Yankees team as resembling Jekyll & Hyde and a yo-yo. The second half of the season can change that, but it will require a convincing turnaround within the first few weeks of returning to the diamond. If not, an overhaul of the roster would be in order.

It is hard to say what is more important for the Yankees as the second half begins -- strong starting pitching, improved offense, revamped middle relief or concentrating on the future. In my view, it has to be a combination of the four factors. That's not a cop out or a way to avoid selecting just one, but rather the stark reality.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)

The Yankees open up their four-game series against the Indians on Thursday in Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.

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Yankees Indians
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Carlos Santana, DH
Brett Gardner, LF Jason Kipnis, 2B
Carlos Beltran, DH Francisco Lindor, SS
Brian McCann, C Mike Napoli, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Jose Ramirez, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
Didi Gregorius, SS Rajai Davis, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Tyler Naquin CF
Rob Refsnyder, RF Chris Gimenez, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06 ERA) had a strong performance last week against the Padres, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out seven in 5.1 innings. It was a good sign from Nova after he struggled for most of the month of June. Nova has failed to complete six innings in any of his last four starts, and has allowed at least one home run in 10 of his last 11 outings. 


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (7-2, 3.02 ERA) last started a game on June 27, when he surrendered two earned runs on five hits in six innings. Bauer then pitched in relief for the Indians on three days rest, pitching five shutout innings for Cleveland during their 19-inning marathon victory on July 1. Bauer hasn't lost a game since May 21.

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Nova allowed one run over 5 1/2 innings pitched Saturday night in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi)
Nova allowed one run over 5 1/2 innings pitched Saturday night in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi)

Andrew Miller, who was entering his second inning of relief, allowed a leadoff walk-off home run to Melvin Upton Jr. in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees fell to the Padres, 2-1. Ivan Nova allowed one run and struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings pitched. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV


  • Miller suffered his first loss of the season 
  • Jacoby Ellsbury scored the first run of the game on a fielders choice after leading off the sixth inning with a double
  • Rob Refsnyder kept the scored tied at one after throwing out Matt Kemp at home to end the sixth inning
  • Padres starter Drew Pomeranz held the Yankees to only one run over seven innings

Notes...

  • Nova bounced back in his first start in the month of July after posting a 7.52 ERA in June
  • The Yankees have been held to one run or fewer 18 times this season
  • Dillon Betances threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief
  • Brett Gardner and Ellsbury each recorded two hits at the top of the lineup
  • Prior to the game, RHP Conor Mullen was placed on the DL and RHP Chad Green was recalled
  • The Yankees have now lost the first two games of the series
  • Carlos Beltran is expected to return to the lineup Monday as the DH in Chicago

What's next...

The Yankees look to avoid the sweep as they finish their three-game series against the Padres on Sunday, as RHP Chad Green (0-1, 7.20 ERA) faces Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.75 ERA). First pitch is schedule for 4:40 p.m. EST at Petco Park.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller

Ivan Nova pitched six scoreless innings before allowing five in the seventh. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
Ivan Nova pitched six scoreless innings before allowing five in the seventh. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees continue a weekend series with the Padres on Saturday night in San Diego. 

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Yankees Padres
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Travis Jankowski, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Wil Myers, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Matt Kemp, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B Yangervis Solarte, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Melvin Upton, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Derek Norris, C
Rob Refsnyder, RF Alexei Ramirez, SS
Austin Romine, C Ryan Schimpf, 2B
Ivan Nova, RHP Drew Pomeranz, LHP

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.32 ERA) allowed four runs over five innings and earned a no-decision in his last start against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Nova looks to bounce back after posting a 7.52 ERA in the month of June. 


Who's Pitching for the Padres: LHP Drew Pomeranz (7-7. 2.76 ERA) won his last outing after throwing seven shutout innings against the Reds. Pomeranz has a .190 batting-average against this season, good for sixth-best in MLB. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman attempts to dry his hand with the rosin bag while discussing a rain delay with home plate umpire John Tumpane and third base umpire Alan Porter during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman attempts to dry his hand with the rosin bag while discussing a rain delay with home plate umpire John Tumpane and third base umpire Alan Porter during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees allowed four runs in the ninth inning after a 3 hour, 35 minute rain delay in a 9-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday/Tuesday. >> Read more


  • The Yankees led 6-5 in the ninth inning when umpires stopped the game to have the groundscrew bring the tarp onto the field. Aroldis Chapman walked the only batter he faced before rain stopped the game.
  • Kirby Yates hit three batters and allowed two-run singles to Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus to blow the save.
  • The game, which was delayed 24 minutes at the start of the night due to the threat of rain, did not end until 2:44 a.m. ET.
  • Mark Teixeira went 3 for 5 with a home run while Carlos Beltran and Didi Gregorius combined to go 6 for 9 with one RBI and two runs scored.
  • Teixeira homered for the second straight day, hitting a solo shot off Luke Jackson in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Brian McCann and Gregorius hit RBI singles in the fifth inning to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead.
  • Ivan Nova (6-5) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.
  • Andrew Miller allowed a solo home run to Rougned Odor in the eighth inning that made it 6-5.
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1) allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings.

What's next

CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.71 ERA) faces Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79 ERA) in the second game of a four-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers

 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Yankees kick off their four-game series against the Rangers on Monday night.

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Rangers Yankees
Shin-Soo Choo, RF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Ian Desmond, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Nomar Mazara, LF Carlos Beltran, DH
Adrian Beltre, 3B Brian McCann, C
Prince Fielder, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Rougned Odor, 2B Starlin Castro, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS Didi Gregorious, SS
Mitch Moreland, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Robinson Chirinos, C Aaron Hicks, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.18 ERA) comes into this game with a 3.63 ERA at home. He hasn't managed to pitch more than 6.2 innings yet this season, and has given up five earned runs in three of his last four starts. He has given up at least one home run nine consecutive starts, every game he's pitched in since he threw 1.2 innings against the Red Sox on May 1st.


Who's Pitching for the Rangers: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-0, N/A ERA) is making his season debut tonight, the ninth starting pitcher the Rangers have used this season. The 24 year-old Gonzalez has a career ERA of 3.90. He has made eight career starts and six apperances out of the bullpen. This is his first time pitching against the Yankees.

Tags: Ivan Nova

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he does not plan to take RHP Ivan Nova out of the rotation after allowing at least four runs for the fifth time over his past six starts in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Nova lost to the Rockies for the second time in the past seven days, giving up six runs (five earned) and eight hits in four-plus innings.

Asked whether the Yankees have a pitcher like Luis Severino or Luis Cessa who could take Nova's spot in the rotation, Girardi said, "As of right now, no."

Tags: Ivan Nova, Colorado Rockies, Luis Severino
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:19
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the Yankees' action in their 8-4 loss tonight to the Colorado Rockies.

New York Yankees RHP Ivan Nova allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in four-plus innings as the Yankees lost to the Colorado Rockies, 8-4, Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


  • Nova (5-5) allowed three runs in the first inning and left the game after allowing a double and walk to lead off the fifth inning. Over his last six starts, Nova is 2-4 with a 6.88 ERA and has given up at least four runs in five of them.
  • Nick Goody allowed a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning that gave the Rockies an 8-3 lead.
  • Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs as the Rockies' 1-4 hitters combined to go 11 for 18 with six RBIs.
  • Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius and Rob Refsnyder each had two hits for the Yankees, who lost their second straight game overall and third straight to Colorado after getting swept on the road last week.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees need to think long and hard about allowing Nova to make another start. As has been the case throughout his career, Nova teased fans with a short string of quality efforts only to fall apart and regress to the less than mediocre pitcher that he is.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Colorado Rockies, Didi Gregorius, Nick Goody
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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Yankees and Rockies begin a two-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. from Yankee Stadium. 

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Rockies Yankees
Charlie Blackmon, CF Brett Gardner, LF
DJ LeMahieu, 2B Carlos Beltran, RF
Nolan Arenado, 3B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Carlos Gonzalez, RF Brian McCann, C
Trevor Story, SS Starlin Castro, 2B
Daniel Descalso, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
Mark Reynolds, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Ryan Raburn, LF Aaron Hicks, CF
Tony Wolters, C Rob Refsnyder, 1B

 

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5-4, 4.77 ERA) has allowed 21 runs over his last 30 innings, spanning five starts, and has seen his ERA increase from 3.26 to 4.77 during that stretch. Last week against the Rockies, Nova allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over five innings.


Who's Pitching for the Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (5-5, 5.63 ERA) has a 6.43 ERA over his last three starts. Over the season, Bettis has allowed a .296 batting average, and has seen his WHIP balloon to 1.46. However he has only walked one batter over his lat 14.0 innings.

Tags: Ivan Nova

The New York Yankees have an intimidating trio at the backend of their bullpen coined "No Runs DMC," but the remaining four relievers - whomever they have been - have failed to do their part and it is beginning to cost the club.

This is not exactly how the Yankees drew things up during the offseason and the spring. The club figured to have right-hander Bryan Mitchell and left-hander Chasen Shreve among the relievers, but the former is out for the season, and the latter is recuperating from a shoulder sprain.

The Yankees planned on Ivan Nova filling a long-man role when the season began, but Luis Severino's poor start in the rotation and an injury have him back in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre trying to figure things out. That would have left one space for the traveling relief crew. The shuttle has to carry more members and it is simply not working.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Branden Pinder, Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Nick Goody, Christopher Carelli
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 (Isaiah J. Downing)
(Isaiah J. Downing)

Ivan Nova allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings as the Yankees lost to the Rockies, 6-3. Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field >> Read more at SNY.TV


  • Trailing 2-1, the Rockies scored four runs off Nova in the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead. The damage came on RBI singles by DJ Lemahieu and Mark Reynolds and a two-run homer by Nolan Arenado.
  • The Yankees had taken a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning when Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks delivered run-scoring singles.
  • Nolan Arenado's RBI single in the third inning opened the scoring.
  • Newly acquired Ike Davis went 0-for-3 and left four runners on base.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

So much for the easy pickings in Colorado, as the Yankees could not hold down the Rockies' offense. The Yankees' starters in the two-game set, Nova and Nathan Eovaldi, were lit up to the tune of 11 runs on 18 hits in nine innings combined while the bullpen was tagged for another eight runs.

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Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)
Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)

Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs for the third consecutive start as the Yankees lost to the Rockies, 13-10. Tuesday night at Coors Field >> Read more at SNY.TV. 


  • Mark Reynolds' two-run double in the second inning gave the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
  • Colorado extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning when Trevor Story and Ryan Raburn both hit solo homers off Eovaldi.
  • In the fifth inning, DJ Lemahieu's RBI single increased the Rockies' lead to 5-0 and Nolan Arenado's solo homer made it 6-0.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to draw the Yankees within 6-3.
  • Kirby Yates' throwing error in the bottom of the sixth allowed the Rockies to up their advantage to 7-3 and RBI singles later in the frame by Carlos Gonzalez and Story made it 8-3.
  • Daniel Descalso hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to put the Rockies up 8-3.
  • Ike Davis singled in Rob Refsnyder in the eighth inninng for his first RBI with the Yankees. 
  • Jacoby Ellsbury singled in Gregorius and Aaron Hicks to put make it 12-6.
  • The Yankees added four more runs in the eighth inning to get them back within four, but could not complete the comeback as they fell, 13-10.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees came into the game after a much needed off-day and figured to be ready to take advantage of the thin air at Coors Field. Unfortunately, the Rockies were the ones doing much of the offensive damage until a Yankees seven-run rally in the eighth inning made it a close game.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) hits a go-ahead three-run home run against the Los Angeles Anglels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) hits a go-ahead three-run home run against the Los Angeles Anglels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees go for the four-game sweep against the Angels on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

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Angels Yankees
Yunel Escobar, 3B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Kole Calhoun, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Mike Trout, CF Carlos Beltran, RF
Albert Pujols, 1B Alex Rodriguez, DH
C.J. Cron, DH Brian McCann, C
Johnny Giavotella, 2B Starlin Castro, 2B
Rafael Ortega, LF Didi Gregorious, SS
Carlos Perez, C Chase Headley, 3B
Gregorio Petit, SS Chris Parmelee, 1B

 

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.41 ERA) has struggled in his last three starts, allowing a total of 13 runs on 22 hits in 18.2 innings. While he has given up more runs as of late, Nova's strikeout numbers have gone up. After striking out only 10 batters in his first 25.1 innings, Nova has struck out 18 in his last three starts. 

Who's Pitching for the Angels: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 4.50 ERA) has been solid since being traded to the Angels, earning a 1-1 record with a 3.73 ERA in five starts. Chacin had his strongest start of the season last week when he pitched a complete game, one run masterpiece that included 10 strikeouts. 

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CC Sabathia has a 1.04 ERA in his past four starts. (Evan Habeeb)
CC Sabathia has a 1.04 ERA in his past four starts. (Evan Habeeb)

The Yankees wrap up their three-game set with the Orioles at Camden Yards Sunday afternoon.

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Yankees Orioles
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Jones, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Joey Rickard, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Manny Machado, SS
Starlin Castro, 2B Mark Trumbo, DH
Brian McCann, C Chris Davis, 1B
Chase Headley, 3B Nolan Reimold, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Rob Refsynder, 1B Francisco Pena, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Paul Janish, R

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (3-4, 2.85 ERA) is 2-2 with a 1.04 ERA in his last four starts with 25 strikeouts in 26 innings.

Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (0-3, 3.78) has surrendered three home runs in each of his last two - both losses. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton)

The Yankees continue their three-game set with the Orioles at Camden Yards on Saturday night. 

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Yankees Orioles
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Jones, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Hyun Soo Kim, LF
Carlos Beltran, RF Manny Machado, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH Chris Davis , 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Mark Trumbo, RF
Didi Gregorius, SS Matt Wieters, C
Chase Headley, 3B Pedro Alvarez, DH
Rob Refsynder, 1B Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Austin Romine, C Ryan Flaherty, 3B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (3-3, 3.98 ERA) is making his sixth start of the year after beginning the season in the bullpen. Was charged with four runs on eight hits in his last start, a loss, against the Blue Jays. Brings in a 5.07 ERA in 15 appearances against the Orioles. 

Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Tyler Wilson (2-4, 3.83 ERA) lost a start to the Yankees on May 4, where he gave up two earned runs on four hits. He has lost his last three decisions. 

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches play against the Toronto Blue Jays wearing a military camouflage cap as part of Memorial Day observations by both teams at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches play against the Toronto Blue Jays wearing a military camouflage cap as part of Memorial Day observations by both teams at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees had the game-tying run at-bat in the ninth inning after getting shut down through the first eight, but their comeback fell short in a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Rogers Centre. >> Read more at SNY.tv


  • Chase Headley, the potential game-tying run, struck out against Drew Storen with Mark Teixeira on second base to end the game.
  • Toronto starter Marco Estrada shut down the Yankees for eight innings, limiting them to three hits and three walks. Estrada (3-2) held the Yankees' 4 through 8 hitters to 0-for-13 hitting through the first eight innings.
  • Brian McCann hit a two-run home run off Aaron Loup in the ninth inning that made it 4-2.
  • Yankees RHP Ivan Nova (3-3) lost his second straight start after he allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings, throwing 63 of 101 pitches for strikes.
  • Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 4 and drove in two runs, hitting an RBI double in the first inning and a run-scoring groundout in the third inning. 
  • Ryan Goins hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.

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The Yankees' anemic offense could not be rescued by a singular hit, or a better pitching performance by their starting pitcher as they mustered Sunday afternoon. The big hit (McCann's home run) from the Yankees came in the ninth inning and was simply too little, too late.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Mark Teixeira, Toronto Blue Jays
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees travel to Toronto to begin a three-game series against the Blue Jays on Memorial Day.

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Yankees Blue Jays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jose Bautista, RF
Brett Gardner, LF Josh Donaldson, 3B
Carlos Beltran, DH Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Brian McCann, C Michael Saunders, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B Justin Smoak, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Russell Martin, C
Chase Headley, 3B Darwin Barney, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Kevin Pillar, CF
Aaron Hicks, RF Ryan Goins, SS

 

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (3-2, 3.65 ERA) has moved from the bullpen to the rotation, and has a 2.74 ERA with a 1-1 record as a starter this year. In his most recent start, Nova pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four earned runs on seven hits while striking out eight. 

Who's Pitching for the Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (2-2, 2.76 ERA) was solid in his last start, pitching seven innings and giving up three earned runs on four hits. Estrada has surrendered five hits or less in each of his last six starts.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about Ivan Nova's start and reliever Chasen Shreve's struggles in 8-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ivan Nova allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings and the bullpen faltered as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays, 8-4, at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV


  • Brett Gardner's run-scoring force out in the third inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Ryan Goins hit a two-run double off Nova in the fourth as the Blue Jays went up, 2-1.
  • Russell Martin's solo homer in the sixth inning extended Toronto's lead to 3-1 and Michael Saunders' two-run homer in the top of the seventh made it 5-1, Blue Jays.
  • Chasen Shreve struggled, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning of work.
  • Chase Headley and Didi Gregorius hit home runs in the seventh inning to draw the Yankees within, 7-3.

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For the first time in seven games the Yankees failed to get a quality start from a member of the rotation and the six-game winning streak is no longer. In all honesty, Nova's fate was altered by others in this one after striking out a season-high eight batters.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Ivan Nova throws the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Kenny Karst/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Ivan Nova throws the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Kenny Karst/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulled his starting pitcher after six strong innings and a low pitch count to go to his bullpen trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman for the second straight game as the Yankees beat the Oakland A's, 4-1, Thursday at Oakland Coliseum.

A night after Girardi pulled Nathan Eovaldi after six innings and 85 pitches, he took Ivan Nova out of a 2-1 game despite just 62 pitches and retiring the last five batters in a row in favor of Betances, Miller and Chapman, who have combined for 104 pitches over the past two days.

"There's a reason we put them together down there and it's for games like today and yesterday," Girardi said. "We didn't put them together for games that are 6-1 or 7-1, but when you've got 3-1 and 2-1 and they're close games and you have guys that strike people out, it's much harder to score." 

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Nathan Eovaldi, Oakland Athletics, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) and general manager Brian Cashman (right) talk in the bullpen at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) and general manager Brian Cashman (right) talk in the bullpen at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees had few question marks, beyond health, coming into the season. The club's decision-making revolved around the last spots and some roles within the roster -- who would be the fifth starter, the utility infielder, the backup catcher and which relievers would round out the bullpen? Did they make the right decisions as we approach the quarter pole of the season?

Fifth Starter

Questions around CC Sabathia's physical and mental health were at the forefront of the spring and the uncertainty gave Ivan Nova a puncher's chance of breaking camp in the rotation. Despite performing slightly better than Sabathia in spring training, Nova was relegated to the bullpen. There was little chance that the Yankees were going to ask Sabathia to work out of the bullpen.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Rob Refsnyder, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia is expected to come off the disabled list and face the Oakland Athletics on the road Friday night, manager Joe Girardi told reporters earlier Monday.

Sabathia, who was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 5 with a groin strain, was confident he would be able to come off the DL as soon as he was eligible to. He threw a 45-pitch simulated game Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Sabathia, in the final year of an eight-year, $182 million contract, is 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA in five starts this season. In his last start on May 4, he threw seven shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman shut down the Chicago White Sox in a 2-1 New York Yankees win Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

  • After Ivan Nova pitched 5 2/3 innings, the Yankees bullpen combined for eight strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
  • Betances struck out all four batters he faced, including Melky Cabrera with the game-tying run on base to end the sixth inning. Miller struck out two batters in the eighth inning, and Chapman struck out two batters in the ninth.
  • Nova (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in his second start of the season. He induced 13 ground-ball outs and threw 48 of his 74 pitches for strikes.
  • The Yankees scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. Aaron Hicks hit an RBI double, and Didi Gregorius followed with an RBI single that gave New York a 2-0 lead.
  • While Gregorius went 3 for 3, New York's 1 through 6 hitters combined to go 0 for 19.
  • Todd Frazier homered off Nova in the top of the fourth inning to make it 2-1.
  • Jose Quintana (5-2) lost for just the second time this season, striking out five batters and allowing five hits in seven innings.

Video: GEICO SportsNite: Yankees defeat White Sox, 2-1

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Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Chicago White Sox, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius
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New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees play the White Sox at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

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White Sox Yankees
Adam Eaton, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Jimmy Rollins, SS Starlin Castro, 2B
Jose Abreu, 1B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Todd Frazier, 3B Carlos Beltran, RF
Melky Cabrera, LF Brian McCann, C
Brett Lawrie, 2B Chase Headley, 3B
Avisail Garcia, DH Aaron Hicks, CF
Dioner Navarro, C Didi Gregorius, SS
Austin Jackson, CF Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova (1-1, 4.34 ERA) allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings in his only start this season, which was on Monday.

Who's Pitching for the White Sox: Jose Quintana (5-1, 1.38 ERA) is 4-0 with a 0.64 ERA in his last four starts.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Chicago White Sox

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, outfielder Carlos Beltran and catcher Brian McCann react to the Yanks' 6-3 win vs. Royals at Yankee Stadium.

Carlos Beltran hit two of the New York Yankees' five home runs as they beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-3, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv


  • Beltran went 2 for 3 with solo home runs in the second and third innings, nearing the 400-home run milestone.
  • The Yankees hit five home runs off Royals starter Chris YoungBrian McCann hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks hit back-to-back home runs in a three-run third inning.
  • Ivan Nova did not make it past the fifth inning in his first start of the season. Phil Coke (1-0) pitched out of a two-on, two-out jam in the fifth inning to earn the win.
  • Nova gave up six hits and one run -- a solo home run to Alex Gordon in the second inning -- in 4 2/3 innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman made his Yankees debut, giving up one run and two hits in the ninth inning. His first four pitches were clocked in triple digits, and he struck out two batters.
  • Young (1-5) became the first pitcher since 1974 to allow five runs on five home runs in fewer than three innings. He surrendered six hits in 2 2/3 innings.
  • In his first at-bat, Ben Gamel recorded his first career hit in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Apparently Chris Young, the Royals pitcher, was the remedy for the Yankees' sluggish offense. The Bombers launched five solo home runs off Young in the first three innings of the game. Two of the long balls came via Beltran, who had been slumping for the last few weeks.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Kansas City Royals
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 (Gregory Fisher)
(Gregory Fisher)

The Yankees begin a four-game series against the Royals Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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Royals Yankees
Alcides Escobar, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Lorenzo Cain, CF Aaron Hicks, CF
Eric Hosmer, 1B Brian McCann, C
Kendrys Morales, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Gordon, LF Carlos Beltran, DH
Salvador Perez, C Dustin Ackley, RF
Omar Infante, 2B Didi Gregorious, SS
Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Jarrod Dyson, RF Ronald Torreyes, 2B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (1-1, 5.14 ERA) will make his first start of the season. After losing the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation to CC Sabathia, Nova was sent to the bullpen, where he's made six appearances and has a 5.14 ERA. He most recently pitched May 1 against Boston, where he gave up one run on two hits in an inning and two thirds.

Who's Pitching for the Royals: RHP Chris Young (1-4, 5.76 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits in four and two thirds innings in his last outing against the Nationals.

Tags: Ivan Nova

 (Kevin Jairaj)
(Kevin Jairaj)

LHP CC Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 5) due to a left groin strain, the Yankees announced.

Sabathia, 35, tossed seven shutout innings on Wednesday against the Orioles.

He has a 3.81 ERA and 1.55 WHIP to go along with 21 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings (five starts) this season.

Tags: Ivan Nova, CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi expressed his confidence in right-handed reliever Dellin Betances despite allowing a home run in his third consecutive outing, including the eventual game-winning runs in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Girardi pulled Ivan Nova and brought Betances into a tie game in the bottom of the seventh inning with a runner on first base to face Christian Vazquez, Boston's No. 8 hitter, with a runner on first. Vazquez smashed Betances' first pitch over the Green Monster to break a 6-6 tie and give the Red Sox an 8-6 lead.

"I could have," Girardi told Newsday's Anthony Rieber about the possibility of sticking with Nova. "But, I mean, it's Dellin Betances."

Tags: Ivan Nova, Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox, Matt Eisenberg
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 ( Jim Cowsert)
( Jim Cowsert)

Luis Severino allowed six runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out one in just three innings pitched as the Yankees lost to the Rangers, 10-1, during the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday night in Texas. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv here

  • Severino threw 74 pitches in his three innings as his ERA rose to 6.86.
  • Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland, Ian Desmond, and Brett Nicholas all had run-scoring hits off Severino.
  • Severino also walked in one run and allowed another to score on a wild pitch.
  • Ivan Nova allowed three runs in four innings pitched in relief of Severino.
  • Mark Teixeira's RBI single in the seventh accounted for the Yankees' only run of the night.

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One night after a near no-hitter, the Yankees received a far inferior performance from Severino. Couple that with another offensive disappearing act, and the Yankees will not finish April above the .500 mark.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The Yankees scored six runs in the first inning and beat the Astros, 16-6, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • The Yankees sent 12 batters to the plate in the first inning, scored six runs, and knocked Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh out of the game with him having retired just one batter.
  • George Springer's grand slam in the second inning cut the lead to 6-5.
  • Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer -- his first as a Yankee -- in the second inning.
  • Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer in the third inning.
  • Michael Pineda allowed six runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out five in five innings.
  • Ivan Nova relieved Pineda and pitched four scoreless innings to close the game.

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The Yankees' six-run first inning erased every bit of frustration from Tuesday's eighth-inning debacle in the home opener. After the Yankees chased Collin McHugh, they continued to tack on with hit after hit. The Yankees offense did it in numerous ways -- working counts, drawing walks, singles, doubles, stolen bases and of course some home runs.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports Images)

CC Sabathia beat out Ivan Nova to be the fifth starter in the New York Yankees rotation entering the season, manager Joe Girardi said to the New York Daily News' Anthony McCarron on Friday.

"There was a lot of discussion," Girardi told McCarron. "Lot of it came down to CC's September last year. He's been there so many times."

Sabathia will pitch in an extended spring training game on Sunday, while Nova will pitch out of the bullpen.

Tags: Ivan Nova, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The New York Yankees are in the midst of a transformation in how they build their roster. The club still spends plenty of money - they will open the season with a payroll approaching $220 million - but they have begun to preach and follow through on getting younger and more athletic throughout the roster. This was abundantly clear in the offseason when they did not sign a single player to an MLB free-agent contract. The Yankees did however take on more salary by adding three quality players, and considering the returning players, the club has improved on paper and has a chance to return to the postseason in 2016.

Rotation

Nathan Eovaldi took the first step to becoming a dominant starter in 2015. After a slow start, Eovaldi went through a stretch during the summer in which he went 10-2, with a 2.93 ERA across 12 starts (73 2/3 innings). Eovaldi worked hard at mastering a split-finger fastball, while honing in on the location of his fastball. Eovaldi's season came to an abrupt end when sidelined with an elbow injury, but it seems a non-issue as he pitched well this spring.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Christopher Carelli
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Ivan Nova threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday afternoon in the Yankees 2-0 win over the Braves. (Steve Mitchell)
Ivan Nova threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday afternoon in the Yankees 2-0 win over the Braves. (Steve Mitchell)

Ivan Nova threw six scoreless innings as the Yankees shutout the Braves in a 2-0 win on Wednesday.

Andrew Miller


Dellin Betances dominated in an inning of relief, striking out the side.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the game at CenturyLink Sports Complex. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the game at CenturyLink Sports Complex. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees face the Atlanta Braves on the road Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Yankees Braves
Brett Gardner, LF Michael Bourn, CF
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Nick Markakis, RF
Aaron Hicks, CF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Dustin Ackley, 1B A.J. Pierzynski, C
Austin Romine, DH Tyler Moore, LF
Carlos Corporan, C Kelly Johnson, 2B
Pete Kozma, SS Rio Ruiz, 3B
Cesar Puello, RF Jace Peterson, SS
Donovan Solano, 2B Julio Teheran, P

When and where: 1:05 p.m. at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova starts for the Yankees.

Who's pitching for the Braves: RHP Julio Teheran starts for Atlanta.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Atlanta Braves

New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Park. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Park. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell will make the team out of spring training, while CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova are still competing for a roster spot.

Manager Joe Girardi said Mitchell, who made 20 appearances (two starts) last season, will be on the 25-man roster, likely in a bullpen role. The 24-year-old Mitchell has recorded a 3.19 ERA in 31 innings (12 appearances) through the spring. 

Last season, Mitchell recorded a 6.37 ERA in 29 2/3 innings in the majors. He made 15 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season, going 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA. The Yankees drafted him in the 16th round in 2009.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia
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New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports Images)

RHP Ivan Nova feels he might have cost himself a spot in the New York Yankees' rotation after a rough outing in Friday's 11-10 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Nova allowed six runs (five earned), five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings on Friday. His spring training ERA rose to 5.50.

"I put myself in a pretty bad position right now if we look at the numbers," Nova told reporters after the game.

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New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer)
New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (47) pitches in the first inning of the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Jonathan Dyer)

The Orioles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk off against the Yankees, 11-10.

In case you missed it…

  • Ivan Nova surrendered six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings of work. He gave up five hits, walked three and allowed three home runs. He struck out five batters.
  • Matt Tracy did not record an out, allowing three runs, in the 10th inning.
  • Jake Skole added an RBI in the 10th, while a run came in on a Pete Kozma double play.
  • Johnny Barbato and Nick Rumbelow each let in an earned run in their inning of work out of the bullpen.
  • Chris Denorfia hit a three-run home run off Chris Tillman in the second inning.
  • Brett Gardner, Starlin Castro, Ronal Torreyes, Chase Headley and Dustin Ackley also drove in runs.

News & Notes…

  • Nova's spring ERA is now 5.50.
  • Nova also committed a balk.

What's Next…

  • The Yankees take on the Blue Jays on Saturday at 1:05 p.m., with Bryan Mitchell facing off against J.A. Happ.
Tags: Ivan Nova, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Dustin Ackley, Nick Rumbelow