Ivan Nova

Jameson Taillon
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 31, 2018 - 5:30 am
If the Pirates are going to compete this year, yeah a lot of things have to happen, but nothing is more critical than the young starting pitching. It is young, after 31-year-old Ivan Nova is a bunch of 26 and younger guys. It's also inexperienced, those four others have combined for four full years...
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Chris Mack
March 30, 2018 - 7:58 pm
It took over five and a half hours to figure it out, but the Pirates outlasted the Tigers in a wild Opening Day win in Detroit on Friday. Following a wildly entertaining day across Major League Baseball on Thursday, perhaps the Pirates and Tigers felt they owed the fans at Comerica Park a show...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 29, 2018 - 4:45 am
Minutes before leaving Bradenton on Tuesday and eventually heading to Detroit, veteran Ivan Nova said it hit him, “next game is Opening Day”. “I’m very honored,” Nova said. “I going to get tired of saying I’m very honored. I’m very excited, very happy for the opportunity.” “I just like the...
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Aint No Stopping Us Now
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Pirates season about to start, so before you grab one, here is a six pack of ways the Pirates can fight for a playoff spot this season. This is full of ‘what ifs’, but isn’t it the time of year for optimism. Starting pitching Jameson Taillon becomes the ace of the Pirates rotation, not too far-...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Ivan Nova made his final start of the Spring, going three innings and allowing a couple of runs on five hits and three strikeouts in a 7-4 Pirates win over Tampa Bay. Of those hits, only one or two of them were solid. Nova said he had a good Spring Training overall saying an adjustment he made has...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Steven Brault said he was told at the start of camp he could be moved to the bullpen, on Friday Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Brault and Tyler Glasnow would be long relievers. “Every man out there works in a chain to get the ball to Rivero when we are ahead,” Hurdle said. “When we are not, they...
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Josh Bell
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2018 - 12:37 pm
A lot of Spring Training games are filled with guys we’ve never heard of, but they had to get a start somewhere. In the vein, we asked a few of the current Pirates their memories of their first major league game. Some we remember, like Josh Bell’s at bat against Jake Arrieta during a crazy weekend...
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Joe Musgrove
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm
As Joe Musgrove continues to progress from right shoulder discomfort; no announcement yet as to how the Pirates rotation will look on Opening Day in Detroit. We know Ivan Nova will start next Thursday and Jameson Taillon the home opener, but GM Neal Huntington said they have not talked to the...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 14, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Coming off a season where he faded down the stretch, Pirates 31-year-old starter Ivan Nova says hard work in the off-season is paying off. “It feels nice, it feels good when you feel like, I am going to throw the 95 (mph) right here,” Nova said. “And you throw and you don’t feel like you are tired...
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corey dickerson
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Jim Colony
March 03, 2018 - 4:19 pm
The Pirates raised their Grapefruit League record to 2-5-2 by coming from behind to beat the Phillies in Bradenton, 4-3 at sunny but breezy LECOM Park After the Phillies had scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th to take a 3-1 lead, the Bucs scored 3 in the bottom of the inning, Kevin Newman with an...
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