Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 days ago

Ivan Nova (5-7) surrendered seven hits, three earned runs and a walk in six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Monday. He struck out three.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 week ago

Nova (5-6) got through just four innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits as he picked up the loss Tuesday to the Astros.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova will start Thursday against the Cleveland Indians after injuring his finger in his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to New York Newsday. Nova was concerned that his finger was severely injured after he was hit by shortstop Troy Tulowitski's line drive in the third inning, but he stayed in the contest through seven innings, allowing three runs in the victory. "I thought I broke my finger; it was hurting bad," Nova told the Mew York Daily News. "But (when) I saw (manager) Joe (Girardi) and (athletic trainer) Stevie (Donohue) coming out, I thought, 'We've got to keep pitching. We’ve got to keep pitching.' We've been using the bullpen a lot. I was focused on going deep in the game." Nova will take the mound after tests undergone on his finger returned negative.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (1-3) surrendered four runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings in a loss at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Nova didn't issue a walk after allowing at least two free passes in every start this season, but only struck out three Red Sox on the night. The 28-year-old has a horrendous 12:7 K/BB ratio in four appearances since returning from Tommy John surgery, but some hiccups were expected following a procedure that kept Nova out of the majors for over a year. The 6.2 innings pitched tied a season high, and Nova will continue to build endurance as he looks to regain his pre-injury form following the All-Star break.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova fell to 1-2 as he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

After turning in a pair of strong performances in his first two starts of the season, Nova took a slight step back Sunday. The 28-year-old is still struggling a bit with his command after coming back from Tommy John surgery, as he has just nine strikeouts compared to seven walks, but sports a solid 2.65 ERA through three starts. He'll look to get back in the win column in his final start before the All-Star break, Saturday against the Red Sox.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova will have his next start moved up to this Sunday against the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With Nova faring well in his first two starts with the Yankees since returning from Tommy John surgery, manager Joe Girardi felt comfortable moving him up ahead of CC Sabathia in the rotation. Nova, who was originally scheduled to make his next turn Tuesday versus the Athletics, will now be on course for a two-start week in most formats, with his latter turn coming Saturday, July 11 in Boston.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (1-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Angels as he alloweed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.1 innings.

Nova is still stretching his arm out after missing most of 2014; he was taken out after just 85 pitches Tuesday. His return thus far has been a success, as he has a 1.50 ERA with eight strikeouts against four walks in 12 innings. He was tagged for a pair of solo home runs Tuesday but induced six ground balls and 13 swinging strikes. We'll see if he can stay as sharp as his workload increases.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (1-0) returned from the disabled list with 6.2 shutout innings Wednesday afternoon against the Phillies, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out one.

In his first start since having Tommy John surgery, Nova had the right opponent in cellar-dwelling Philadelphia, as the Phillies couldn't do anything against him despite making a ton of contact. Of course, we can't really judge Nova for a lack of strikeouts in his first start coming off such a long absence, and he's got a history of missing a decent number of bats. He'll line up against the Angels for his next start Tuesday.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (elbow) has been officially activated from the 60-day disabled list, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Nova was already announced as the pitcher for Wednesday's game, so it was just a matter of time before the move was made. He will replace Brendan Ryan (who was placed on the 15-day DL) on the 25-man roster, and shouldn't be limited much (95-100 pitches) in his season debut.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (elbow) will be able to throw 95-100 pitches in Wednesday's start against the Phillies, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Nova will make his first major league start Wednesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He'll receive a generally favorable matchup in the Phillies, and it looks as though his pitch restrictions shouldn't limit his innings too much, making him an option for those considering him in daily leagues.