About Yesterday Afternoon: Super Nova

Ivan Nova had himself a day yesterday. In his big return to the Yankees, he outpitched Cole Hamels, lasted until the seventh inning and helped the Yankees snap a three-game losing streak.

Here's how he did it:

He threw 92 pitches.

  • Fastball: Avg 93.9/Max 96.0 - 48 thrown
  • Sinker: Avg 93.5/Max 95.2 - 15 thrown
  • Changeup: Avg 86.5/Max 88.1 - 10 thrown
  • Curveball: Avg 79.5/Max 82.4 - 19 thrown

Here's how fast he threw them in graph form: pitchspeedNova

Here's where he threw them: trumedia_baseball_grid (19)

This resulted in him only surrendering three hits: export (36)

    • His final line was six 2/3 innings, three hits, no runs (unearned or earned), two walks and one strikeout.
    • He induced six groundouts and nine fly outs.
    • He threw 51 strikes.

Pitches by inning:

      1. 1st - 14
      2. 2nd - 9
      3. 3rd - 23
      4. 4th - 9
      5. 5th - 15
      6. 6th - 8
      7. 7th - 14 (he left with two outs)

Nova's first three outs of the day came via fly out. And his last pitch of the day was a 94.5 mph fastball and was a fly out (a long one, but an out nonetheless).

[Data and info courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info and Brooks Baseball]