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Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Picks up first win
Pivetta (1-4) allowed one run on three hits and a walk over seven innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over Texas.
Pivetta cruised through six shutout innings with little resistance from the Rangers. He threw a wild pitch in the seventh, letting Kole Calhoun break up the shutout after he tripled earlier in the frame. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed just one run over his last two outings after posting a brutal 7.84 ERA through his first five starts. Pivetta is expected to face the Astros at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Punches out eight
Pivetta allowed five hits and no walks while striking out eight across six innings Saturday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Pivetta turned in his best performance of the season, as he generated 14 swinging strikes across 91 total pitches. Also notable is that Pivetta has not walked a batter in either of his last two starts, spanning 10.1 frames. That stands in contrast to his first four appearances of the campaign when he handed out 13 free passes across 16.1 innings. Despite the strong outing, Pivetta still owns a 6.08 ERA in six starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Dealt fourth loss
Pivetta (0-4) was charged with the loss Sunday in Baltimore after allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and zero walks across 4.1 innings.
Pivetta blanked the Orioles through four frames Sunday, but things fell apart in the fifth as he gave up two runs on three singles and a double before being pulled. The bullpen was unable to bail him out, and one more run came across. It was shaping up to be the right-hander's best start of the season, but he was unable to finish strong and is now tied for the league lead with four losses. Pivetta had 13 walks across his first four starts, so the fact he didn't issue a free pass in Baltimore is a positive step. However, the 29-year-old's 7.84 ERA and 1.84 WHIP will understandably scare off most fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Uneven effort in no-decision
Pivetta didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays, giving up two runs on three hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out six.
The right-hander retired the first six batters he faced, but things quickly went sideways for Pivetta after he issued a leadoff walk to Santago Espinal in the third. He ended up needing 98 pitches (60 strikes) to record 14 outs and exited the game with Boston down 2-1, although a rally in the eighth took him off the hook for the loss. Pivetta is impossible to trust on fantasy rosters right now regardless of his matchup, as his 8.27 ERA and 1.96 WHIP through 16.1 innings are well-earned given his ugly 16.7 percent walk rate and 2.20 HR/9.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Takes away positives in loss
Pivetta (0-3) was charged with the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out four over four innings in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Pivetta's ERA climbed to 10.03 following his third start, and none of have offered much promise. He's been fighting mechanics and reduced velocity, which reared itself early Wednesday, particularly in Toronto's five-run second inning. His final two innings were better after pitching coach Dave Bush talked to the right-hander about his mechanics, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. "Honestly, I believe the last two innings were his best innings so far out of the three outings (this season)," manager Alex Cora said. "Velocity went up. There was some 95, 96 (mph). It seems like he was more aggressive with the fastball." Pivetta will get a chance for revenge in his next scheduled start, which lines up for Monday on the road in Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Mechanics off in poor start
Pivetta (0-2) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out a pair over two innings Friday to take the loss against the Twins.
Per Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican, manager Alex Cora mentioned after the game that Pivetta's mechanics were off, leading to a drop of velocity and a corresponding drop in effectiveness. That gives some hope that Pivetta could turn things around soon if he corrects the flaw, which he'll need to do to remain in the rotation. After his poor performance Friday, he's now given up eight runs on nine hits (including three homers) in 7.2 innings of work, striking out six while walking five. It's tough to have much confidence in him next week, as he'll face the Blue Jays' loaded offense Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Takes loss in season debut
Pivetta (0-1) was tagged with the loss against the Yankees on Saturday as a result of allowing four runs in 5.2 innings. He yielded four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Boston staked Pivetta to an early two-run lead, and the right-hander kept the Yankees off the scoreboard for three frames. However, he surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the fourth and a two-run shot to Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth. Home runs have been an issue for Pivetta throughout his career, so it's fitting that all four runs scored against him Saturday came by way of the long ball. He'll try to get into the win column in his next outing, which is tentatively scheduled to take place at home against Minnesota late next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Makes final spring start
Pivetta allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Sunday's spring start against the Braves.
Pivetta made his final Grapefruit League start and is in position to pitch the second game of the season, Saturday, April 9, against the Yankees. He had a lot of traffic, including a hit batsman, but he was touched only by Matt Olson's first-inning solo home run. The right-hander finished spring training with eight runs allowed (six earned) on 15 hits and six walks while punching out 22 batters over 15.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Makes third start
Pivetta allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over four-plus innings in Tuesday's spring training start against the Pirates.
Pivetta took the mound for the third time and clearly didn't have his best stuff. In addition to the three free passes, the right-hander gave up two home runs. He did, however, get his pitch count up to 78, which puts him on schedule with one more Grapefruit League start before facing the Yankees in the second game of the regular season. The plan is for Pivetta to throw six innings the next time out, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Roughed up in second start
Pivetta allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six over 3.2 innings in Thursday's spring training game against the Orioles.
Pivetta dazzled in his first Grapefruit League start but was considerably less effective his second time out. The Orioles tagged him for two solo home runs and plated runs in the second, third and fourth innings. Pivetta has time to make two more starts before taking the ball for the second game of the regular season, April 9 in Yankee Stadium.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Avoids arbiter
Pivetta and the Red Sox avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million deal, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
Pivetta had something of a breakout in his first full season with Boston last year, though while he did produce a career-best ERA, his 4.53 mark was far from exceptional. That figure did come with a solidly above-average 26.5 percent strikeout rate, which gives him more fantasy value that other pitchers who prevent runs at a similarly mediocre rate.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Sparkles in debut
Pivetta retired all nine batters he faced and struck out five over three perfect innings in Saturday's spring game against the Twins.
Pivetta turned in a dominant effort Saturday and appears poised to be the team's No. 2 starter behind Nathan Eovaldi following the rib injury that knocked Chris Sale off schedule. "I felt good. Was able to command the zone very well, get my curveball over for strikes, get a couple changeups, a couple sliders -- two sliders -- for strikeouts. So it was good," Pivetta told Ian Browne of MLB.com. "A good one to build on." The 29-year-old right-hander earned a larger role after he turned in several sparkling performances in 2021, including a couple in the playoffs. Pivetta's on tap to start the second game of the season, April 9 in Yankee Stadium.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Could pitch second game
Pivetta will likely pitch the second game of the regular season against the Yankees on Saturday, April 9, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Chris Sale's rib injury, which removed him from an expected Opening Day start, sends a ripple through Boston's rotation. Nathan Eovaldi will start Opening Day and will most likely be followed by Pivetta, who is a certainty for the rotation. The final three spots of the rotation will likely be filled by some combination of Michael Wacha, Rich Hill, Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Named Saturday's starter
Pivetta will start Saturday's spring training game against the Twins, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Pivetta takes the ball after Nathan Eovaldi starts Friday. The 29-year-old right-hander tossed live batting practice Tuesday in preparation for the start. Assuming Chris Sale resumes his role as the team's No. 1 starter, Pivetta lines up as Boston's third starter.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Lasts five innings in no-decision
Pivetta allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings during Tuesday's loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. He didn't factor into the decision.
Pivetta was effective in his first postseason start, with his only blemish coming via a solo home run in the top of the first inning. The right-hander threw 65 pitches (36 strikes) while allowing just four baserunners, but he was forced to settle for a no-decision since the Astros put together a late comeback. Across his first three playoff appearances, Pivetta has posted a 2.63 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 13.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Confirmed to start Game 4
Pivetta has officially been named the starting pitcher for Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday against Houston, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox were waiting to see how Game 3 played out before confirming Pivetta as the team's starter for Tuesday, as they were also prepared to use him out of the bullpen if needed. However, Boston jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and never looked back. Eduardo Rodriguez came through in a big way by hurling six strong innings, clearing the way for Pivetta to take the mound in Game 4. His last appearance dates back to Game 3 of the ALDS on Oct. 10, earning the victory out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Lined up for Game 4 start
Pivetta will start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday if he isn't needed out of the bullpen Monday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Every postseason game has at least a bit of an all-hands-on-deck element to it, so it's possible Pivetta will be used Monday, especially if the game goes to extra innings. With games scheduled on three consecutive days, however, the Red Sox would prefer to have the Canadian righty handle multiple innings at the start of Tuesday's contest. Pivetta has pitched well in his first taste of postseason action this year, allowing three runs in 8.2 innings while striking out 11 batters.... See More ... See Less
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