Ivan Nova
SP PIT
1 day ago

Nova gave up one run in four innings against Minnesota on Monday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

He was touched up for a Miguel Sano homer but otherwise threw well. Nova is slated to start Pittsburgh's home opener against the Braves in the fourth game of the season. He's compiled a 1.29 ERA in 14 spring innings, including an impressive 13:1 K:BB.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova allowed one run in five innings Thursday, striking out five while giving up four hits and no walks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's yielded just one run in 10 innings over three starts. "It was a snapshot of what we saw the last couple months of the season," manager Clint Hurdle said. "Efficient would be the operative word." Nova will be looking to build on a strong performance for Pittsburgh following his trade from the Yankees last year; so far he's off to a good start. He's expect to start the team's home opener April 7 against the Braves.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova retired all six batters he faced in his first spring action Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Nova, who could pitch for the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in March, is set to start Pittsburgh's home opener four games into the season. Nova probably won't match the stunning 52:3 K:BB in 64.2 innings he compiled after coming over to the Bucs last summer, but he figures to see a continuing uptick in peripherals now that he's out of Yankees Stadium and the AL East.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
3 months ago

Nova signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanRagSports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova was shipped from New York to Pittsburgh in a mid-season deal, and the move did wonders for the right-hander from a numbers perspective. The 29-year-old owned a 4.90 ERA over 15 starts with the Yankees, but across 11 starts with his new team, that mark was just 3.06. Nova also allowed less baserunners in Pittsburgh, as his WHIP following the move was 1.10, compared to a 1.36 mark posted before being dealt. The Dominican native will parlay that success, along with a 5-2 record, into a three-year contract.

Ivan Nova
SP PIT
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.