Ivan Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova allowed one run on four hits while striking out five without a walk over 5.1 innings in Thursday's 1-1 tie against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Nova's final start of the season was cut short by a rain delay that eventually ended the game. Despite losing consecutive starts heading into this one, the 29-year-old veteran finishes with a 5-2 record and 3.34 ERA in 11 starts after coming over in a trade with the Yankees. His value next year will be tied to where he decides to sign as a free agent this offseason.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova (5-2) allowed six runs (three earned) on eight hits, struck out two and walked none over four innings in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander continued to showcase incredible control, as he has now walked just three batters in 59.1 inning since getting dealt to Pittsburgh, but he allowed three early runs Saturday and then Washington pushed across three more unearned runs in the fourth. After not allowing more than two runs in five straight starts, Nova has yielded at least three earned runs in back-to-back outings. Overall, he is 12-8 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 122 strikeouts in 156.2 innings.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk with 11 strikeouts over six innings in Tuesday's no decision against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Nova just missed out on becoming the second Pirates pitcher to go 6-0 in his first eight starts with the franchise, but remains unbeaten since coming over from the Yankees before the trade deadline. The right-hander's 11 strikeouts marked a season high while also pushing his K/9 above 7.0 for the first time since 2013. Sunday's road matchup with the Reds offers another good opportunity for Nova to pick up his sixth win with his new team.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova (12-6) tossed a complete game in Thursday against the Reds. He allowed one run on six hits and no walks while striking out four in the win.

EDGE Analysis

After not going the distance since 2013, Nova has now notched two complete-game victories over his last four starts. Since joining the Pirates at the beginning of June, the right-hander is 5-0 with a stellar 2.53 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in seven starts (46.1 innings). Uncharacteristically, Nova has also displayed unbelievable command, racking up a ridiculous 32:2 K:BB since being acquired from the Yankees. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes the bump for his next start on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova allowed two runs on five hits, struck out six and walked one over six innings in a no-decision versus the Brewers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He held Milwaukee to just three runs over 12 innings in back-to-back starts. Despite the no-decision, Nova has excellent numbers since joining the Pirates. He is 4-0 with a 2.89 ERA, 0.992 WHIP and 28 strikeouts versus just two walks in 37.1 innings. His next start will be Thursday versus the Reds.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova (hamstring) will start against the Brewers on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

He limited Milwaukee to one run in six innings in his last start Sunday but left with hamstring discomfort. Since coming to Pittsburgh at the trade deadline, Nova has gone 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, compiling a 22:1 K:BB ratio.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova (hamstring) is on track to make his next schedule start, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova downplayed the hamstring issue after leaving Sunday's start prematurely, saying he expected to take this weekend's turn. Head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk supported that notion with an endorsement of Nova's health Tuesday. Outside of one shaky start against San Francisco, Nova has been outstanding since joining the Pirates, allowing a total of six runs in his other four outings.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova (hamstring) believes he will make his next scheduled start, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hamstring reportedly tightened up in the fifth innings but he pitched through six in the contest. Nova allowed just one run over those frames and will look to make his next start Friday against the Brewers again. Look for another update confirming his status before then.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova was pulled from Sunday's start against the Brewers after six innings due to left hamstring discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

Nova cruised through six frames, surrendering only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four batters over an economical 75 pitches. He departed the game with a 2-1 lead, so he'll be in line for the win if the Pirates' relief crew is able to keep the Brewers off the board. The Pirates will provide Nova with treatment over the next few days with the hope of alleviating the pain he's experiencing with the hamstring, but as of now, there's no guarantee he'll be able to make his next start. Look for manager Clint Hurdle to provide clarity on Nova's situation after Sunday's game concludes.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
4 months ago

Nova (3-0) held the Astros to just one run on six hits and a walk while striking out six in a complete-game gem Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Nova has been a valuable addition since coming over from the Yankees, holding the opposition to nine runs over 25.1 innings in four starts en route to a 3-0 record with his new team. This was by far his best effort yet, as the 29-year-old needed just 98 pitches to get 27 outs after failing to pitch more than seven innings on any previous occasion this season. Another strong outing could be in the cards when he faces an underwhelming Brewers team on the road Sunday.