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Ivan Nova deserves another start

The Yankees rookie was impressive in starting debut, but Jose Bautista had last laugh

Updated: August 24, 2010, 9:52 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TORONTO -- The manager of the New York Yankees dismissed the question literally with a wave of his hand: Would Ivan Nova, who pitched 5 1/3 innings of six-hit, two-run ball against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, get another chance to start in the Yankees' depleted rotation?

"That's too early to talk about,'' Joe Girardi said, despite having one absolutely dependable starter in CC Sabathia, one very talented novice in Phil Hughes, and three guys who are about as predictable ...

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