Iván Nova
SP PIT
15 hours ago

Nova (2-5) took the loss Thursday, allowing four earned runs on seven hits -- including two home runs -- over 5.1 innings against the Reds. He struck out four and walked two.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander loaded the bases in the third inning and Eugenio Suarez cashed in for Cincinnati, launching a grand slam. Nova then gave up a solo shot to Jesse Winker two innings later. He's dropped four straight decisions and has allowed at least four runs in four of his last five outings. Things won't get easier for Nova in the immediate future with the Cubs due up next. The Cubs currently rank second in the National League in runs scored.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
6 days ago

Nova (2-4) took the loss against the Padres on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings while striking out four.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander recorded his first quality start in May and fourth of the season, but Nova's winless streak extended to six starts as the Pirates failed to provide him with much support. His 4.79 ERA on the season seems shaky, but Nova's 43:8 K:BB through 56.1 innings paints a better picture of his performance to date.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova (2-3) allowed four runs on eight hits across 5.2 innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Giants. He did not issue a walk and struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Nova, who cruised through the first five innings, ran into trouble in the sixth, when he allowed a leadoff home run and three additional base hits. The biggest play of the inning came after his removal, as Brett Hundley launched a three-run home run off the bullpen to tack two more runs onto Nova's ledger. It hasn't been pretty of late for the right-hander, who's allowed 14 earned runs over 12.1 innings over his last three starts. He'll look to right the ship Friday against the Padres.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's win, pitching just two innings with two strikeouts while allowing five runs on six hits and two walks against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Despite lining up against the second-lowest scoring team in the AL, Nova was roughed up in this one. He gave up three extra-base hits -- including his seventh home run of the season -- and needed 77 pitches just to get through the two frames. That's now back-to-back outings for Nova in which he's failed to make it through five innings while allowing five earned runs, pushing him up to a 4.84 ERA. The 31-year-old will try to get back on track Sunday against the Giants.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova, who struggled against Washington in his last start, will face the White Sox on Tuesday for the first time since 2016, when he pitched for the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The righty has strong career numbers against Chicago, including a 2.42 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 44.2 innings. Not surprisingly, Nova's earned-run average is nearly one run better at home (3.38 ERA) than on the road (4.30 ERA). Aside from his poor road start against the Nats on Wednesday, however, he's posted a 3.28 ERA in 24.2 innings away from PNC Park.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Nova surrendered eight runs (five earned) in 4.2 innings Wednesday in Washington. He allowed 11 hits and two walks while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't get much support from his defense and struggled with his two-seam fastball. Nova entered Wednesday with a 2.28 ERA his last 27.2 innings but saw his season earned-run average jump to 4.01. He'll face the White Sox on Tuesday.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova allowed six hits while striking out five batters across eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Nova was sharp throughout Thursday's outing, needing just 93 pitches -- 63 of which were strikes -- to complete eight shutout frames in what was easily his best outing of the season. Unfortunately, the 31-year-old was unable to pick up the win despite his impressive performance, as the only run of the game came off a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Nova has now notched four straight quality starts, and he owns a remarkable 23:0 K:BB across 27.2 innings over that stretch. He'll look to keep things rolling as he carries a 3.32 ERA and 1.03 WHIP into his next start, which is set for Tuesday against the Nationals.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (2-1) didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits over six innings while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

It's his third straight quality start, and Nova has an eye-popping 18:0 K:BB over 19.2 innings during that stretch. The right-hander will look to continue his run of success in Thursday's home start against the Tigers.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (1-2) gave up three runs on six hits over 6.2 innings in Sunday's winning effort against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Nova demonstrated terrific control again Sunday, as he didn't surrender a walk for the second consecutive game. He leveraged his solid pitch location (71 of his 106 pitches were strikes) into nine strikeouts, his most of the season. His one major mistake came in the seventh inning when Justin Bour got ahold of a curveball and slugged a two-run home run. Nova projects to next pitch Friday against the Phillies, so his next matchup figures to be a bit more challenging.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (1-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out six batters in Tuesday's 8-5 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Two of the runs that Nova surrendered came via home runs, both of which were hit by Javier Baez. Despite allowing a pair of homers, Nova showed solid control and didn't issue any walks while tossing 66 of his 102 pitches for strikes. Although his ERA sits at a lofty mark of 5.19 for the year, Nova will have the chance to continue improving, as his next start projects to be a favorable matchup against the Marlins on Sunday.