Now that I think about it, that was probably a poor choice of words for this column, but just ignore that for now.
What's important is that the Yankees are riding a 3-game losing streak, not hitting worth a damn, wasting good outings from pitchers not expected to provide them and not picking up pitchers from some "Meh" outings that still gave them a chance to win, and not seizing opportunities to extend their early season divisional lead. Now they start a new series tonight, a new opportunity to get their momentum going in the right direction again, and they have a young man on the mound coming off 2 consecutive confidence-building strong starts.
That man? Super Nova. A.K.A. Ivan The Terrible.
Here's hoping he's got all 3 of his pitches working tonight and he's more like Ivan The Awesome.
August 31, 1996: Yankees steamroll Angels 14-3
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