I know its only the 5th inning, but with the Yankees up 8-1 against the meek Angels, its time to call the game and announce Ivan Nova as the winner of tonight’s matchup. Nova is the first Yankee since Whitey Ford to win 14 victories in consecutive starts. Its a good thing Nova’s shoulder pulled up lame against Detroit last year in the ALDS, or otherwise, the Yankees probably would have won the World Series.

The Yankees got a keeper in Nova. By next year, he’ll be the Ace of their staff, winning somewhere in the 18-22 games ballpark. In honor of the great Whitey Ford, I’m going to start calling Nova, Whitey Nova instead.