Sep 26 7:19p
Nova (9-6) took the tough-luck loss against Tampa Bay on Thursday, giving up two runs and eight hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Nova wasn't challenged much, not allowing an extra-base hit until Delmon Young homered in the seventh inning. He was fantastic in July and August before fading a bit during the final month of the season. Despite the late-season struggles, Nova still had a couple of dominant outings, including a pair of shutouts in his last six starts.