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Nova gives Joe something to sleep on

Righty makes Girardi's job tougher -- but he'll likely make his next start in Scranton

Updated: August 5, 2011, 10:26 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CHICAGO -- Ivan Nova did everything the New York Yankees asked of him on Thursday night and more than they possibly could have expected.

Now the big question is, what more will they ask of him on Friday morning?

The answer may not be as simple as it appears.

Pitching ostensibly for a continuing spot on the Yankees' roster and a permanent spot in their starting rotation, Nova turned in one of the finest performances by a Yankee starter this season.

Knowing that he probably ...

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