Sep
04

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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13 Comments»

  1. JLC 776 says:

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

  2. I'm One says:

    Nicely done Ivan. Congrats!

  3. RetroRob says:

    DFA the bastard.

  4. vin says:

    What planet am I living on?

  5. Betty Lizard says:

    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!

  6. lee says:

    Kuroda had to win it in July.

    • RetroRob says:

      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

  7. Kiko Jones says:

    Super Nova!

  8. Jd says:

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

  9. WhittakerWalt says:

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

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