[postimg url=”http://static.ready2beat.com/files/images/main/baseball/ro/rookie_ivan_nova_strikes_out_seven_in_first_win_as_new_york_yankees_130820.jpg”]Listening to Ivan Nova talk about pitching in the heat of a pennant race, you’d think he was still playing in the minors.
The rookie delivered another solid performance in his second big-league start, leading the Yankees to a 2-1 victory Sunday and a series win over the White Sox.
“No pressure; I’m just having fun,” Nova said. “If you put in your mind it’s like a Triple-A game, you can just keep pitching your game and everything is going to be fine.”
This is far from Triple-A, of course, as the Yankees are locked in a heated race with the Rays and Red Sox for both the AL East title and wild card.[link url=http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2010/08/29/2010-08-29_rookie_ivan_nova_strikes_out_7_in_first_win_as_new_york_yankees_hold_off_chicago.html]