Ivan Nova named AL Pitcher of the Month

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Ivan Nova has been named the AL’s Pitcher of the Month for August, the league announced. He’s the first Yankee hurler to win the award since CC Sabathia in July 2011 (I think). Nova had a 2.08 ERA and 3.08 FIP in 43.1 innings across six starts last month and has taken over as the team’s de facto ace with Hiroki Kuroda hitting a wall. Congrats to Ivan.

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  • JLC 776

    Man, we should trade him now while his value is high [/s]

  • I’m One

    Nicely done Ivan. Congrats!

    • I’m One

      Oh, and can we get a full season of this type of performance next year? Please??

  • RetroRob

    DFA the bastard.

    • trr

      Heh!

      Well done, Sir Ivan!

  • vin

    What planet am I living on?

  • Betty Lizard

    Wow and what an accomplishment for Nova! So happy for him and for the Yankees! Out of this swamp of a season there are these wonderful bright spots!

  • lee

    Kuroda had to win it in July.

    • RetroRob

      You would think so, but it appears not. Chris Archer won it. Did he really have a better month?

      Prior to that, it was CC in 2011. It appears the first-ever AL Pitcher of the month, going back to April 1979, was a Yankee, Tommy John. Rich Gossage was also named a Pitcher of the Month later that year. There seemed to be a fascination with relief pitchers back in those days.

      http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....ward.shtml

  • Kiko Jones

    Super Nova!

  • Jd

    Good recognition. Mike, you were dead wrong on this guy

    • WhittakerWalt

      It wasn’t like any of us had a good feeling about Nova coming into this season.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Great news for him. Now maybe the Yankee announcers can learn how to pronounce his name.