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Iván Nova
4.90 7-6 75
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-5 / 235 NFBC ADP: 265.42
Position: SPBorn: 1/12/1987 Birthplace: Palenque, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2004)

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Sep. 29 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Nova went the distance, so to speak, as he allowed a run and four hits with no walks and five Ks in 5 1/3 innings - after which the game was called due to rain - in a 1-1 tie with the Cubs.
Analysis: It might have been Nova's last game for the Pirates because he reportedly wants a three-year, $42 million contract in the offseason. Nova provided a mixed message after the game, saying, "I had a really, really, really good time here and hopefully we can work it out to where I can stay. I'm excited for free agency, though, and we'll see what happens." He was 5-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 10 starts after being acquired from the Yankees.
Sep. 24 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-Nova suffered a second straight loss Saturday, allowing six runs - three earned - and eight hits in four innings against Washington.
Analysis: Nova had posted five consecutive quality starts, going 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA, before failing to get past the fourth inning in back-to-back outings.
Sep. 18 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Nova was knocked around for five runs and 10 hits in three innings in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Nova was 5-0 overall and 2-0 in two starts against Cincinnati since being acquired from the Yankees on Aug. 1. He'll look to bounce back Saturday against the Nationals.
Sep. 14 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Nova allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits in six innings while recording a season-high 11 strikeouts with only one walk Tuesday in a no-decision at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nova missed the chance to become the second Pirates pitcher to go 6-0 in his first eight starts with the team. He's been brilliant since being acquired from the Yankees on Aug. 1, posting a 2.41 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP with three walks and 43 strikeouts.
Sep. 8 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Nova tossed a six-hitter in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Reds, pitching his second complete game in seven starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade on Aug. 1. He struck out four, walked none, got 15 of his outs on ground balls and retired the first 12 batters while throwing 94 pitches.
Analysis: Nova improved to 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts with the Pirates. He has issued just two walks in 46 2/3 innings. He'll make his next start Tuesday at Philadelphia. In his only career start against the Phillies last June, Nova allowed three hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA in seven career starts against NL East teams.
Sep. 3 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET23:47 ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST11:17 PM VEN7:47 UAE (+1)10:47 PM CT-Nova gave up two runs and five hits while striking out six in six innings in Saturday's 7-4 loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: Nova is 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in his last three games. He next takes the ball Thursday against the Reds. Nova made his Pittsburgh debut against Cincinnati on Aug. 6, allowing three runs in seven innings of a 5-3 win.
Aug. 29 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because of a hurting left hamstring and the Pirates hit three solo homers to rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight road victory.
Analysis: The Pirates are hoping the injury won't cause him to miss a start. Nova is pitching like a staff ace so far in Pittsburgh before he hits free agency this winter. He's struck out 22 and walked just four in 31 1-3 innings with a 2.87 ERA since being acquired at the trade deadline from the Yankees. ''It'd be pretty silly for the manager to push him out there for one more inning and he blows his hamstring,'' Hurdle said. ''We were very pleased with that effort.''
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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