Nova & Co. show poise, promise in win

Ivan looks great in short stint, Bombers' pitching comes out strong again vs. Phillies

Updated: February 27, 2011, 6:56 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- So let me get this straight: Pitching was supposed to be the problem with the New York Yankees this year.

No Cliff Lee. No Andy Pettitte. And possibly, no October.

And yet, two games into spring training, the Yankees have gotten two scoreless innings out of Bartolo Colon and a spotless inning out of Joba Chamberlain, two of their bigger questions marks in every sense of the word, on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, they got two dominant innings out of Ivan Nova, ...

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