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Iván Nova
4.55 10-6 93
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-5 / 235 NFBC ADP: 601.78
Position: SPBorn: 1/12/1987 Birthplace: Palenque, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2004)

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Aug. 23 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Nova took a shutout into the ninth inning and finished with a six-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Nova struck out six, walked one and threw 69 of his 98 pitches for strikes while improving to 3-0 in four starts with the Pirates. It was the fourth complete game of the right-hander's seven-year career with the others coming in 2013. He's walked only one batter thus far with Pittsburgh.
Aug. 18 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Nova allowed four runs and six hits in four innings Wednesday, walking none and striking out five in a 6-5 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Nova, who won his first two starts after being acquired from the Yankees, was pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the fifth after throwing just 62 pitches. Nova is 2-0 with a 4.41 ERA in three starts with the Pirates, not walking a batter in 16 1/3 innings "We like his stuff,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''It was a tough day to be a National League pitcher. In the American League he's probably still pitching.''
Aug. 13 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET1:14 ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST12:44 AM VEN9:14 UAE12:14 AM CT-Nova pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed nine hits but just one run in the Pirates' 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Analysis: Despite the decent line, Nova was fortunate to allow only one run. He got only two ground-ball outs and gave up a number of hard-hit liners and fly balls.
Aug. 6 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Nova pitched well in his Pirates debut on Saturday, allowing three runs over seven innings in a 5-3 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Nova had been 6-5 with a 4.86 ERA over his first 15 starts while with the Yankees.
Aug. 5 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-Nova makes his Pittsburgh debut, starting at PNC Park against Cincinnati on Saturday.
Analysis: The right-hander was 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA for the New York Yankees when they sent him to the Pirates before Monday's trade deadline for two players to be named.
Aug. 1 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-The Yankees dealt Nova to the Pirates on Monday for two players to be named.
Analysis: Nova is 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA in 15 starts and six relief appearances, his inconsistency among the reasons the Yankees have struggled for much of this season. He was 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA over 17 starts last year in his return from Tommy John surgery.
July 24 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST12:33 AM VEN9:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-Though New York fell in 12 innings Saturday, Nova allowed a solo homer and fanned seven in seven innings
Analysis: Nova has yielded a single run in three of his four starts in July, during which he's posted a 2.66 ERA and gone 2-0.
July 18 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Nova won his second straight start Monday, allowing one run over six innings against the Orioles.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 3.24 ERA in three July starts after posting a 7.52 ERA in five in June.
July 3 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Nova allowed one run and four hits over 5 1/3 innings - striking out seven - in the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Padres on Saturday.
Analysis: This was a good start to July after Nova had a 7.52 ERA in five June outings.
June 28 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Nova had a third straight poor outing Monday, allowing four runs, six hits and three walks over five innings against the Rangers.
Analysis: The right-hander is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA over that stretch.
June 16 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-Nova allowed a season-high 10 hits and five runs in five innings of Wednesday's 6-3 loss at Coors Field.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 6.30 ERA in his last five starts, serving up six home runs.
June 10 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Nova looked good for six innings Thursday against the Angels before being chased by Jefry Marte's two-run homer with one out in the sixth inning. Still, Nova got the win, allowing three runs and six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Analysis: It was Nova's first quality start since May 19. He has yet to complete seven innings since rejoining the rotation in early May.
May 20 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Nova delivered a third straight solid start to defeat Oakland on Thursday.
Analysis: Now 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA since replacing an injured CC Sabathia in the Yankees' rotation, Nova is making a case to stay there once Sabathia returns.
May 15 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Nova outdueled Jose Quintana while earning his first win in two starts for the New York Yankees, a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
Analysis: Nova (2-1, 3.70 ERA) yielded one run in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings in his first start, a 6-3 victory against Kansas City on May 9.
Mar. 9 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Nova allowed three hits in three scoreless innings and induced a pair of double-play grounders.
Analysis: Nova is hopeful he can rebound back after going 6-11 with 5.07 ERA last season in his return from Tommy John surgery.

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