Nova throws, expects to be fine for next start

Nova throws, expects to be fine for next start

Nova throws, expects to be fine for next start

BALTIMORE -- Ivan Nova tossed in the bullpen on Thursday at Camden Yards, and he is confident he will be able to make his scheduled start on Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston.

Nova was limited to just 79 pitches in his last start because of tightness near his right triceps, but the right-hander said that he felt no discomfort while throwing his side session.

"I just want to keep on pitching and finish my season," said Nova, who is 8-4 with a 3.17 ERA. "Hopefully we can make it to the playoffs and I can keep pitching."

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that his expectation is for Nova to make the start.

"Obviously we'll watch him, but this is not the first time we've dealt with this in the course of the season, and he's pitched very well for us," Girardi said.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.