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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
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Ivan Nova (calf) expects to make his next scheduled start Friday versus the Cardinals.
Nova was forced from Saturday's game against the Reds due to tightness in his right calf, but he threw his normal between-starts bullpen session Tuesday without issue. The 30-year-old right-hander is 11-14 with a 4.20 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 127/31 K/BB ratio in 180 innings this season for Pittsburgh. Sep 19 - 4:21 PM

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Ivan Nova was forced to exit Saturday's start against the Reds with right calf tightness.

Nova isn't alarmed and expects to make his next start. The Pirates figure to see how he feels over the next day or two before that becomes official. Nova was charged with two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 7:27 PM

Ivan Nova was forced to exit Saturday's start against the Reds with an apparent injury.

Nova blanked the Reds over the first six innings before giving up a solo homer to Jesse Winker to begin the seventh. He was forced to exit later on in the frame after being visited by the team trainer. Nova fanned six and gave up just three hits and one walk before exiting. The Pirates should pass along an update on his status soon.
Sep 16 - 5:56 PM

Ivan Nova surrendered five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Nova was skipped on his last turn in the Pirates' rotation and he looked rusty on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, walking two batters and yielding five hits -- including homers to Yadier Molina and Randal Grichuk. The right-hander is now 11-13 on the season with a 4.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Sep 10 - 4:56 PM

Ivan Nova will make his next start against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Nova was skipped last turn through the rotation, with Steven Brault taking a spot start in his place. This was just a breather for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has struggled to a 6.38 ERA in nine second-half starts. He'll try to get himself back on track for the stretch run when he toes the rubber against the Cards this weekend.
Sep 6 - 4:28 PM

The Pirates will skip Ivan Nova's next turn in the rotation.

Nova has a 6.38 ERA in nine second-half outings, so he could use a breather. It's expected to be only a one-start thing, with Steven Brault stepping in for a spot start on a date to be determined.
Sep 1 - 4:10 PM

Ivan Nova allowed five runs -- four earned -- in three innings and took a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He struck out five batters against one walk and surrendered five hits, including a two run home run by Ian Happ. Nova was pulled early despite having thrown just 69 pitches. He falls to 11-12 with a 4.11 ERA that has been swelling steadily since the All Star break.
Aug 31 - 12:16 AM

Ivan Nova was hit hard in Friday’s loss to the Reds, allowing seven runs (five earned) over five innings of work.

Nova gave up eight hits, including homers to Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler in the fifth inning. He also walked three batters and threw a wild pitch which allowed a run to score. While Nova is missing more bats in the second half, he owns an ugly 6.00 ERA over eight starts since the All-Star break. It’s tough to trust him in mixed leagues right now.
Aug 26 - 12:48 AM

Ivan Nova earned his 11th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Nova fanned five on the night and didn't walk a batter. He allowed a two-run homer to Jedd Gyorko in the second inning, but that was it until Kolten Wong's RBI single in the sixth. Now 11-10 on the year, Nova owns a 3.81 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 103/24 K/BB ratio in his 160 2/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Reds his next time out in Cincinnati on Friday.
Aug 20 - 10:08 PM

Ivan Nova coughed up six runs in 6 1/3 innings and got hit with a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

The Tigers didn't have any trouble figuring him out in this interleague matchup. He was peppered for 10 hits and two walks against five strikeouts. He gave up a solo home run to Ian Kinsler in the second inning. Nova gave up three runs in the first two innings, then turned in four scoreless frames before yielding three more runs in the seventh inning. He falls to 10-9 with a 3.87 ERA in 23 starts.
Aug 9 - 11:14 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings.

Nova punched out five while issuing a pair of free passes. Carlos Asuaje tagged him for a three-run homer (all of which were unearned) in the fifth inning and Yangervis Solarte added a solo shot the following frame. The right-hander will bring a 3.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Aug 5 - 1:23 AM

Ivan Nova allowed four earned runs and eight hits with six strikeouts across five innings in a loss Saturday in San Diego.

Nova is 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA in two games on the road trip, and he has dropped four of his past five starts away from home. The good news is his next start will come in the Steel City in a rematch against the Padres next Friday night. He is much better at home, going 7-2 with a 2.83 ERA over nine starts at PNC Park.
Jul 30 - 3:25 AM

Ivan Nova allowed seven runs on nine hits over five-lus innings in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Nova was able to keep the Rockies off the board until the fourth inning, when he surrendered four runs. Charlie Blackmon would add on with a solo homer in the fifth before the Rockies knocked him out of the game in the sixth. Nova struck out five and walked one in the lackluster effort. He will try for better times when he carries his 3.62 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into a road start against the Padres next time he takes to the mound.
Jul 23 - 6:53 PM

Ivan Nova allowed 10 hits but held the Brewers to three runs over six innings in a win Tuesday.

Nova was in and out of danger all night, but outside of a Travis Shaw three-run homer in the third inning he kept the Brewers off the board. He did just enough to earn the quality start, and the Bucs rewarded him with a four-run sixth inning that also got him his 10th win. Nova is 10-6 with a 3.27 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 19 starts, with a start against the Rockies in ever-ominous Coors Field on tap for Sunday.
Jul 19 - 12:15 AM

Ivan Nova held the Cubs to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday.

Nova was even better than his line suggests, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out six in his 6 2/3 innings of work. The problem was, two of those hits left the yard when Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning. Otherwise, the 30-year-old was brilliant, hitting the break on a high note. Nova is 9-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 18 starts overall.
Jul 8 - 10:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler