Vidal Nuno Gets the Rotation Spot for Now

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) After yesterday’s bad news about Ivan Nova, the New York Yankees have a hole in the rotation to fill. But manager Joe Girardi said last night that Vidal Nuno will be the man to fill that hole, at least for now. “He’s our fifth starter.” said Girardi. The young 26-year-old left hander has earned the job, but it’s not going to be an easy...
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10 Reasons why Vidal Nuno will replace Ivan Nova in the Yankee starting rotation

1. He's a better pitcher than Nova. 2. He's already replaced Nova, and that's how the Yankees always do everything: They go with a guy until he totally screws up, and then they make a change.3. He's a better pitcher than Adam Warren and David Phelps, who have been getting cuffed around lately.4. We don't have enough prospects to trade for a front line starter...

Yankees Game 19: Anna watches the win in

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 1 (12 Innings) On Easter Sunday, the Yankees took 12 innings to decide a pitcher’s duel in Tampa Bay. After two ugly losses, the Yankees didn’t know what to expect from the spot start of Vidal Nuno. All they knew was that he worked fastand threw strikes. Through the first three innings, Nuno was cruising...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees top Rays 5-1 in 12 innings

When the Yankees decided to have Vidal Nuno start against the Rays Sunday, it was supposed to be just a spot start, a product of the domino effect a rainout earlier in the week had on the rotation. But by Sunday morning, when news broke of Ivan Nova’s partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, the outing had evolved into an audition for a spot in the rotation. Nuno aced the test...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees @ Rays (4/20/14)

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Since Tanaka started in the double header against the Cubs, Vidal Nuno (0-0,14.54 ERA) gets his first start of the season in the final game of the series against Cesar Ramos (0-1, 7.50 ERA) and Tampa Bay. Nuno gets the call for a spot start following three relief appearances this season. He was smacked around for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings last time...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem: 08-April-2014: Baltimore Game 2: Nova control issues continue bullpen also drops the ball

For games like these; I don't give complete summaries as opposed to just trying to get an overall feel to take away from game. Starting Pitching: Control issues that were hinted at during his first game against the Astros came back to dramatic fashion to haunt Nova. Given the better offense; there were do double plays to get him out of jams this time around. Nova has a...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Cesar Cabral, not Vidal Nuno for final bullpen spot

The New York Yankees are in the process of winding down their final selections for the 2014 Opening Day roster. They have two infield bench roles which you can read about here, and one slot left in the bullpen.That spot looks to be for the second left-handed option after veteran Matt Thornton. The battle is between Cesar Cabral and Vidal Nuno.Cabral was purchased by the Yankees...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 19: Nuno good in loss

New York Yankees 1 — Baltimore Orioles 2 Vidal Nuno started today’s game and was efficient and effective. He  didn’t blow anyone away with fast pitches but he kept the Orioles from making good contact. He induced four ground balls and three fly balls in his start. In four scoreless innings, Vidal Nuno allowed one hit while walking one and striking out three. Like Nuno, Orioles...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Vidal Nuno takes another step toward fifth starter spot

The ball skied high over the scoreboard and palm trees in left-center field. That chest-high cutter to Tony Batista was the lone blemish on Vidal Nuno's outing Sunday against Toronto, the Yankees' left-hander said afterward. Batista "just takes hacks," Nuno said. "I'm going to have to do a better job with him next time." Nuno likely hopes the next...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Aceves II? Ladies and gentlemen, the Vidal Nuno Era is about to begin

Across the Yankiverse, the anguished cries have long resounded: "Give us a new Alfredo! Give us a new Edwar! Give us a new Aaron." (As in, "Aceves, Ramirez and Small, oh my!") Yesterday, the Retrieval Empire promoted from its Amish Country coalyard the soft-tossing mystery man, Vidal "Sassoon As Possible" Nuno. Now what?Before we discuss the usual...
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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