Enough Yankees Survive to Beat the Orioles

May 15, 2012 12:00 AM

Enough Yankees Survive to Beat the Orioles

" It felt like it was going to get to the point where the Yankees training staff took a trip to the field to see a player with a badly broken leg trying to convince them that it was nothing but a flesh wound.

Monday night's game at Baltimore felt almost as farcical as a Monty Python film from the very start as the teams played in miserable weather in front of a crowd so sparse that you had to think they were giving out free crabcakes to everyone who decided not to go to the game. And then the game started and Yankee players started getting hurt by the bunches.

Ivan Nova took a batted ball off his right foot in the third inning and then left the game after turning his right ankle while fielding a ball in the sixth innings. Nova didn't have a good start -- five runs in 5.1 innings and four Orioles extra-base hits, which means Nova has now allowed 32 of them on the season -- but the hope is still that he's healthy enough to remain in the rotation "

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