Thursday, May 3, 2012
It wasn’t exactly Joe DiMaggio’s streak, but Ivan Nova had a pretty good stretch of his own come to an end Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
The sputtering Yankees offense stalled completely, managing just five hits and failing to move a runner into scoring position in a 5-0 loss to the Orioles. Nova’s streak of 15 consecutive winning decisions was snapped, as he took his first loss since June 3.
No, it certainly was not exactly Joe DiMaggio’s streak. Nova’s 3-0 record this season was more a product of the 8.5 runs per game that the Yankees were scoring in his starts than his 5.18 ERA entering the game. Still, it was a cool streak that I am sorry ended tonight. Especially since I was at the game (great seats, terrible game).
Nova was not awful, but he was kept in too long (I thought the problem was that Wade was not available, but then he came in, so I don’t know what Girardi was thinking). So I’m not too upset about him. The offense looked awful, but I have faith that they’ll turn things around in the oppressive heat of Kansas City. With their tough schedule to start the season, the Yankees are doing roughly as well as you’d expect, so I am not overly concerned. Annoyed? Yes. But not overly concerned.
Although losing Eric Chavez to a concussion/whiplash was a bummer. Hopefully, he’ll feel better soon.
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