Vidal Nuno will make his first start as a Yankee tomorrow in game two of the doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Since being called up as the second longman in the bullpen, Nuno has only worked limited innings, but he was having a very nice start to 2013 in his time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In four games for the RailRiders, Nuno had allowed four runs and issued only two walks while striking out 26 batters. Unfortunately for Nuno, he hasn't appeared in a game since April 29th, so expecting him to be sharp might be a tall order.
Tomorrow's doubleheader will be traditional, rather than day/night, with start times at 12:05 pm and game two beginning shortly after game one ends. MLB now allows a 26th man to be added to the roster for doubleheaders, and with pitcher Brett Marshall and second baseman Corban Joseph being scratched from today's RailRiders game, it seems likely that they will be both be in Cleveland if necessary, but the word seems to be that it will be Joseph unless something changes. Maybe CoJo will actually get into a game this time after only riding the pine in his brief stint with the Yankees before they acquired Chris Nelson! Probably not.
Ivan Nova seemed like he might be ready to come off the disabled list in time to start Game Two, but he felt pain in his oblique that makes his return uncertain. Depending on your thoughts on Nova's performance, that may be good or bad.
The Yankees were whipping up on the Indians when they were forced into two consecutive rainouts. That kind of got their successful streak going, so hopefully they can pick up right where they left off before. David Phelps will get the start in Game One.