Iván Nova
SP PIT
19 hours ago

Nova (7-5) allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out five batters during Thursday's loss to Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Nova has been a serviceable fantasy asset and a reliable starter for the Pirates. His 3.06 ERA and 1.08 WHIP are sterling marks, but his 5.2 K/9 limits his upside in virtual settings. Still, there is a lot to be said for his game-to-game consistency. Nova projects to make his next start at PNC Park against Tampa Bay.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
6 days ago

Nova gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six in seven innings Saturday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

He has logged quality starts in seven of his last eight starts and sports fantastic ratios (2.91 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) that help make up for the fact that his 13.7 percent strikeout rate ranks 79th out of 84 qualified big-league starters. Nova will face another significant challenge in his next start Thursday in Milwaukee.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings with a single hit allowed and four strikeouts during Sunday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Nova threw just 77 pitches (50 for strikes) through the six-inning outing and silenced any concerns about the knee inflammation that he battled during his previous start. The righty boasts high-end ratios (2.83 ERA and 1.01 WHIP), but his 4.9 K/9 caps his fantasy upside. He lines up to face the Cubs at PNC Park in his next start.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova (knee) will make his scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Nova battled left knee inflammation during his previous start Tuesday against the Orioles, but it wasn't anything that treatment from team trainers and a few days off couldn't remedy. The right-hander has been remarkably consistent in his first full season with the Pirates, covering six innings in each of his 12 starts and delivering a 3.04 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, though his strikeout rate has collapsed to a feeble 4.8 K/9.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova exited Tuesday's game against the Orioles with left knee inflammation, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova had dealt with some knee pain in late May, so this injury diagnosis has a bit of history. It's certainly possible that his knee ailment will earn Nova a trip to the disabled list, though we'll have to wait for further details in the coming days. He'll be listed as day-to-day for now.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova exited Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with an apparent injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova was mostly effective through the first six innings of the game before allowing back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the seventh. Following the second homer, Nova met with the team's trainer and was lifted from the game. It's unclear as to what injury he may have sustained, but that information should become available shortly.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Nova (5-4) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Nova deserved a little better fate after pitching at least seven innings in his third straight start, but his counterpart, Robbie Ray, was too much for the Pirate offense. Nova matched zeroes with Ray through the first five innings before allowing an RBI double to Chris Owings in the sixth. An infield single and a groundout plated two runs in the seventh, more than enough support for Ray. Despite the loss, Nova has been excellent in his first full season with Pittsburgh. He leads the National League in innings (77) and is fifth in ERA (2.92). Nova will get a longer than normal break before his next start. He is scheduled to face Kevin Gausman and the Orioles in interleague play on Tuesday.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (5-3) allowed four runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out a single batter over 8.1 innings during Thursday's win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves left seven batters on base, so Nova was pretty lucky to escape with just four runs allowed considering he surrendered 10 hits. Fanning only a single hitter wasn't overly helpful, either. Nova now sports a 2.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 4.8 K/9 for the year, and while the lack of punchouts cap his fantasy ceiling, the righty is providing excellent ratios and piling up wins. A tough matchup against the Diamondbacks is up next for Nova.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (4-3) allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out three over 7.1 innings to earn the win Saturday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Nova held the Phillies to a single run through the first six innings before running into a little trouble in the seventh and eighth frames, but the offense gave him plenty of support as he notched his fourth victory of the season. He's fired quality starts in all but one outing this year, and with a 2.63 ERA, he continues to be an excellent fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Braves.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova allowed three runs on nine hits and one walk across six innings in a no decision Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

While Nova allowed a hefty amount of baserunners in this one, he did well to work around trouble and actually was only scored upon via a pair of home runs by Paul Goldschmidt. He has been a revelation this season, posting a shiny 2.48 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP, but perhaps his best indicator of success has been his 33:4 K:BB. Nova hasn't recorded a win in his last three outings, but he has pitched quite well and will look to keep it up Saturday against the Phillies.