Nova gets nod on Opening Day

No, of course not. But he did shine tonight — throwing six no-hit innings against the Orioles as the Yanks won 10-0. He was a hit batsman and an A-Rod error away from a perfect game, or a perfect six innings at least.

SuperNova gave up just three fly-ball outs in his six innings of work, and referred to his sinker as his “new toy” in a post-game interview. He even had to go to the bullpen after he was lifted to get more work in because he was so efficient. If he keeps this up, obviously, he’ll be a lock to win one of the back rotation spots.

Mo’s strikeout streak ended at 3 after He gave up the lone hit to Baltimore in the seventh. Prior and D-Rob followed with a no-hit inning each, and the Yanks won handily.

The team pounded out 12 hits and every starter, sans Gardner, recorded at least one hit. A-Rod hit a two-run bomb after Tex got beaned (again) in the sixth.

The team made six cuts today — Brackman, Brandon Laird, Kevin Russo and Melky Mesa were optioned to Scranton, and Steve (Mr.) Garrison and Ryan Pope were sent to Trenton.

Also, the Yanks are apparently still scouting Kevin Millwood for a rotation spot. However, the two sides seem to be at an impasse — Millwood wants $4 million major-league deal and the Yanks are only willing to offer a minor-league deal in the “low seven figures.” I don’t blame them, scouts said they clocked Millwood’s fastball at 85 mph today. No thanks pal.

The Yanks are back in action tomorrow night against the Rays at 7 p.m.

Topics: Spring Training

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