My free winner for today is on the New York Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays, and I want you listing both Ivan Nova over Chris Archer in this pitching rematch from not too long back. Nova will be out for revenge, and I think he gets it in rather easy fashion.
Though Archer picked up his fifth win on Sunday, at Toronto, after allowing one run in seven innings and has now won his last three starts and has allowed just three earned runs over his last 28-1/3 innings in a span of four starts - today he is pitching under a lot of pressure.
At Yankee Stadium, against a pissed-off team that desperately needs to find an offensive spark and he faces Nova, who as I mentioned is in revenge.
Nova, in fact, has been solid since returning to the Yankees' rotation in late June. He comes in after taking a hard-luck loss on July 22 at Texas, where he allowed three runs in seven innings. Nevertheless, he still boasts a 2.72 ERA and .214 opponents average in five outings since June 23.
Take the pinstripes today, and list both.
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