Saturday, May 19, 2012

Reds @ Yankees 5/19/12


Ivan Nova Strikeout Meter

K K K K K K K K K K K K (12)

Ivan Nova has struck out 8 batters in his first 9 outs to begin the game, although he allowed two runs in the process. Only problem is he has thrown 60 pitches through 3 IP.  2-0 Reds

Russell Martin with a solo shot to cut the lead in half, 2-1 Reds

Raul Ibanez doubles down the line to tie the game! 2-2
Joey Votto earns some of that contract with that three run home run, 5-2 Reds.

Jayson Nix hits a solo shot to bring the Yanks closer, 5-3 Reds

Mike Costanzo with the insurance run with that sacrifice fly to make it 6-3 Reds.

Nova finishes with a career high 12 K's. 

We have an Aroldis Chapman sighting....

Swisher RBI double in the 9th... 6-4 Reds

Jayson Nix got his 3rd base hit of the day and 2nd RBI... 6-5 Reds

Yankees rally in the 9th but fall just short. 
Red win 6-5
Time To Test The Ankle

For the first time since Ivan Nova was hit by a come backer with a pitch in the calf/ankle area and then twisted his ankle Ivan Nova will take the mound. He threw a bullpen session on Thursday and said everything was good to go so we will see today. He faces Homer Bailey for the Reds which is fun because when Phil Hughes was coming up him and Homer were always linked so close and always together. The game will be televised on YES and MLB Network and it will be on at 1:05 pm ET.

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Russell Martin C
Dewayne Wise LF
Jayson Nix 2B

No Teixeira for a second straight game... wonder what is up?