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Ivan Nova Leaves Early with Right Calf Discomfort

Ivan Nova left today's game early due to right calf discomfort. Photo Credit: David Hague
Ivan Nova Leaves Early with Right Calf Discomfort
John Dreker

Ivan Nova left today's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning with right calf discomfort according to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Nova threw six shutout innings before allowing a lead-off homer to Jesse Winker in the seventh. The next batter doubled, then after retiring Joey Votto, Nova issued a one-out walk. After a visit from trainer Todd Tomczyk, Nova left the game.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Starling Marte has been out of the lineup for the last two days due to multiple injuries suffered on a slide into third base on Wednesday. Adam Berry from MLB.com notes that Marte injured both his left shoulder and a finger on the slide.

It doesn't sound serious, but there are only two weeks left in the season, the Pirates are about to be officially eliminated fro...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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