After poor outing, Nova goes Sheen about starting job

Ivan Nova admitted he pitched poorly on Friday, then he said he will win a spot in the rotation.

"I'm going to win," Nova said. "I'm fighting for it. I'm going to win."

Nova threw 60 pitches on Friday against the Blue Jays, but just 34 were strikes. He gave up two runs in his three innings, including a home run to Jose Bautista. He said he could not find his location with his fastball.

"I don't worry about today," Nova said.

He said it made him feel good that Joe Girardi made the trip from Tampa here to watch him. He didn't feel as good about how he pitched.

Still, he said this spring will end well for him. Winning.