Saturday, August 11, 2012
Nova began the outing by retiring the first nine batters he faced and was perfect heading into the fourth before Rajai Davis broke it up with a single to center. The Blue Jays went on to score that inning, but Nova was already given a lead in the top half of the frame and did not relinquish it.
The 25-year-old dominated the Blue Jays over 7 1/3 innings of work, allowing two runs on five hits, while walking one and striking out 10 to improve to 11-6 on the year. It was the third time this season that Nova has recorded double-digit strikeouts.
After a month of wretchedness, it was good to see Nova pitching better, although the Jays as currently construed are nearly as bad as the Spiders.