|Apr. 29 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 3-2, allowing three hits in a complete-game shutout, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. Nova struck out seven, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 0.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova continued his impressive start to the season, which includes walking just one batter over 36 innings, tossed his second complete game in three starts. His next start comes Thursday at Cincinnati, and his worst outing of the season came against the Reds on April 12, when he allowed four runs and eight hits with just one strikeout over six innings of a 9-2 loss.
|Apr. 23 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Facing his former team for the first time, Nova defeated the Yankees on Sunday by yielding one run on four hits and a walk and striking out seven over seven strong innings.
Analysis: Nova (2-2) has posted a 2.00 ERA while beginning his 2017 campaign with four consecutive quality starts. He's now 7-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 15 starts since being acquired from the Yankees last August, numbers certainly worthy of fantasy consideration.
|Apr. 7 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Nova permitted just an unearned run over six innings Friday to beat the Braves 5-4 in his season debut.
Analysis: He went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA and three complete games in 11 starts with Pittsburgh after being acquired from the Yankees on Aug. 1.