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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ivan Nova notched a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings, but lost to the Red Sox on Monday.
All three runs came on home runs, as Mookie Betts hit a two-run shot in the third inning and David Ortiz cranked out a solo homer in the fourth. They were two of seven hits Nova allowed along with a walk and three strikeouts. The right-hander has been less than impressive in 12 starts, owning a 4.50 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 42/24 K/BB ratio over 68 innings. He'll make a home start versus the Rays next. Aug 31 - 11:02 PM

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Ivan Nova was hit hard in a losing effort on Tuesday versus the Astros, surrendering seven runs over four innings.

The Astros exploded for five runs in the first inning, but Nova rebounded with three scoreless innings. He took the mound in the fifth but allowed a double followed by a home run before he was given the hook. All told, he allowed seven hits and four walks while striking out only one. It was an outlier start for Nova, who has otherwise been good since debuting on June 24. He has a 4.50 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 39/23 K/BB ratio over 62 innings. Nova will vie for redemption in Boston against the Red Sox in his next outing.
Aug 25 - 10:48 PM

Ivan Nova yielded three runs in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Nova hasn't had many great starts since returning, but neither has he had any awful ones; he's pitched at least five innings all 10 times out and never allowed more than four runs. As a result, his record lines up exactly as it should; he's won all five times the Yankees have scored at least four runs in his starts and lost all five times they haven't (it was 3-2 tonight).
Aug 20 - 11:03 PM

Ivan Nova earned the win in Friday's contest with the Blue Jays, yielding three runs on five hits over seven innings.

Nova's faced off with new Jays ace David Price in each of his last two starts. It didn't go so well the first time around, but on Friday, the Yankees rallied behind their pitcher. The Blue Jays scored three runs in the third inning, but Nova kept the scoreboard clean outside of that frame and improved to 5-4 after the Yankees posted a four-run rally in the eighth. He now holds a 3.57 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 53 innings and will head home to face the Twins in his next start.
Aug 14 - 10:28 PM

Ivan Nova was handed his fourth loss of the season on Saturday, surrendering four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

Nova punched out six on the afternoon while walking two. He traded zeroes with opposing hurler David Price until the sixth inning where a Justin Smoak grand slam broke the game open. Nova has excelled in his return from Tommy John surgery, compiling a 3.52 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 46 innings in eight starts. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland.
Aug 8 - 4:06 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well in Sunday's win over the White Sox, allowing one run on five hits over six innings.

Nova struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. Only a Melky Cabrera RBI single in the sixth inning prevented him from posting six shutout frames. Since returning from the disabled list on June 24, he holds a 3.10 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 40 2/3 innings. He complained of a fatigued arm after his last start, but that didn't appear to be an issue on Sunday. Assuming the arm's good to go, a home start against the high-powered Blue Jays awaits on the schedule.
Aug 2 - 6:06 PM

Ivan Nova (arm) is on track to make his next scheduled start.

Nova had to be pulled early from Monday's outing due to some arm fatigue, but it's viewed as part of the recovery from Tommy John surgery. "I'm not hurt," the right-hander said.
Jul 28 - 6:05 PM

Ivan Nova was pulled after only five innings Monday because he was dealing with "arm fatigue," according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

It doesn't appear at this point that it might affect Nova's next scheduled start, but it's something worth noting nonetheless. Nova holds a 3.38 ERA over six starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, although he's struck out only 18 over 34 2/3 innings.
Jul 27 - 11:47 PM

Ivan Nova got the win after holding the Rangers to two runs in five innings, helping the Yankees to a 6-2 victory on Monday.

Both runs scored in the second inning on an RBI double to Elvis Andrus and an RBI single to Leonys Martin. Nova allowed five hits and two walks overall while striking out three. The right-hander has been solid in six starts since making his season debut on June 24, brandishing a 3.38 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and an 18/12 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. Nova will take the mound in Chicago against the White Sox over the weekend.
Jul 27 - 11:37 PM

Ivan Nova limited the Orioles to two runs over six innings, earning the win on Wednesday.

Both runs came in the third inning on Ryan Flaherty's two-run home run. Nova gave up only three hits while walking three and striking out three. The right-hander has been decent in four starts since making his season debut on June 24, compiling a 3.34 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 15/10 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. Nova toes the rubber in Texas against the Rangers next.
Jul 22 - 9:56 PM

Ivan Nova gave up four runs and eight hits Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

He lasted 6 2/3 innings, matching his longest start of the season. He's now lost three straight while posting a 4.76 ERA. Nova doesn't fool many hitters with his underwhelming fastball velocity. Perhaps that's why he's only fanned 12 batters in 23 2/3 innings this year.
Jul 11 - 11:03 PM

Ivan Nova wasn't sharp in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings.

Nova looked good in his first two starts since his activation from the disabled list, but he didn't have much working on Sunday. The Rays racked up six hits and drew three walks while striking out only once. Nevertheless, Nova owns a 2.65 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 9/7 K/BB ratio in 17 innings over three starts. He'll take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox in his next start.
Jul 5 - 4:16 PM

Ivan Nova allowed two solo home runs, proving to be his undoing over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

They both came in the sixth inning, back-to-back shots from Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar. Nova struck out David Freese, but then allowed a double to Matt Joyce to end his evening. He gave up eight hits and two walks overall while striking out seven. The right-hander has been solid in two starts since being activated, as he pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Phillies in his previous start. Nova will face the Athletics at home next.
Jul 1 - 12:54 AM

Ivan Nova delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 10-2 pounding of the Phillies.

It was Nova's first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April and he looked as sharp as anyone could have hoped for, yielding only three hits and two walks while pitching into the seventh inning. Now we'll see how he handles a real offense next week in Anaheim. Expectations should be tempered as Nova works back to full strength, though he could make for a decent fantasy streamer in the right matchups.
Jun 24 - 4:30 PM

Yankees activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 60-day disabled list.

Nova will make his season debut on Wednesday versus the Phillies after successfully completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery. It's a nice first matchup for the right-hander, but fantasy owners might want to him him a start or two before sticking him into their lineup.
Jun 24 - 11:49 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Stephen Drew
2Dustin Ackley
3Robert Refsnyder
4Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Rico Noel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Andrew Bailey
11Caleb Cotham
12James Pazos