Game 145: Nova ReturnsBy
The Yankees have revamped their rotation a bit this week, most notably with the scheduled return of Andy Pettitte. Today they’ll get Ivan Nova back from the DL, who is replacing Freddy Garcia from here on out. Garcia has allowed 15 runs in 17.2 innings over his last four starts, failing to complete five innings three times, so it won’t take much for Nova to improve on that performance. That said, the Yankees need more than out that of their right-hander, a lot more in fact. They need him to start looking like the guy he was in the second half last season, someone who has only shown up in one month this summer. Here’s the starting lineup…
This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy.
Derek Jeter Update: Jeter (ankle) is unlikely to play the field before Tuesday. The Yankees are off on Monday, so the Cap’n will only spend one more game at DH.