~~ Yankees 8, Orioles 3 ~~
It feels strange to be calling Nova a rookie, since he pitched last season, but that’s what he is, he made his major league debut on May 13, 2010. So he’s been in the big league for over a year, maybe you’re a rookie for two years? I don’t know, but he has now won 7 straight games and the one before was a no-decision and two wins before that.
Baltimore scored runs in the first two innings, but then Granderson hit a 2 run home run in the third to take the lead, only to see the Orioles tie it in the bottom of the third, then the game stayed tied until the 6th inning when Cano, Swisher, and Andruw hit home runs, consecutively. You could have stuck a fork in the Orioles then, but Granderson wasn’t done and hit another home run in the 7th inning.
Then in the 8th Nova let two men get on base. David Robertson was called in and because he really likes to work under pressure, he let another man get on base. So now it was bases loaded, no outs. Finally when and only when the conditions were as Dave likes them he struck out the next three batters. Noesi threw 11 pitches in the 9th to end the game. Nova gets win #14.
~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛