Pivetta (7-13) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk across five innings to take the loss Sunday against he Marlins. He struck out eight.
Pivetta cruised through the early stages before allowing a two-run home run to Peter O'Brien in the fourth. He escaped the frame but allowed a run on two hits in the fifth. Pivetta threw a solid 64 percent of his pitches for strikes as he reached his highest strikeout total since July 27, inducing five groundball outs to help his cause. Unfortunately, he received little run support and suffered his third consecutive loss despite allowing three runs or fewer in each of those outings. Pivetta will take a 4.67 ERA into Friday' scheduled start against the Braves.
Pivetta (7-12) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits across 4.1 innings. He struck out one and walked three.
The Nationals fouled off 19 pitches to help drive up Pivetta's pitch count, eventually breaking through for a pair of runs during the fifth inning. The 25-year-old has failed to work through five innings during his last two starts, and will look for a better result in his next scheduled start Monday against the Mets.
Despite the early exit Pivetta didn't pitch badly in this one, throwing 45 of 69 pitches for strikes, but he was saddled with the loss as the Phillies weren't able to muster any offense against Sandy Alcantara. Pivetta will carry a 4.66 ERA into his next start Tuesday at home against the Nationals.
Pivetta didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Cubs, allowing one run on five hits and three walks across five innings. He struck out six.
Pivetta dealt with traffic for most of the evening, though he was able to limit the damage to a Javy Baez solo homer in the fifth inning. It was a nice bounce-back start from the right-hander, who had allowed 11 runs over his previous two starts (10.1 innings) heading into Friday. Pivetta now owns a 4.66 ERA and 168:41 K:BB across 141 innings this season. He'll face the Marlins in Miami next.
Pivetta didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays, coughing up five runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.2 innings while striking out four.
Despite the poor effort, the right-hander was still in line for his eighth win of the year before Seranthony Dominguez and Victor Arano combined to blow the save. Pivetta has now been tagged for 11 runs in 10.1 innings over his last two outings, inflating his ERA to 4.76 ahead of Friday's home start against the Cubs.
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