Pivetta lasted just 2.2 innings Friday, surrendering three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two, but he didn't factor into the decision in a win over the Pirates.
Pivetta was tagged for a run in the first inning, and two unearned runs came around to score during the third before he was lifted. Due to a high pitch count (74 pitches), Pivetta was unable to work deep into the game for the second straight start after being shelled for seven runs in just 1.2 innings June 29 against Washington. He's accrued a 4.62 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with a 106:29 K:BB over 89.2 innings this season.
Pivetta picked up an unexpected win in relief Sunday, pitching a scoreless 13th inning, walking one and striking out one.
Pivetta was the starter the Phillies turned to after they used eight pitchers to get through the game's first 12 innings. He got the job done against the heart of the Nationals' order, allowing just a walk to Anthony Rendon. The relief appearance is unlikely to affect Pivetta's availability for his next start, as the Phillies have off days on both Monday and Thursday, allowing him to start on normal rest Friday in Pittsburgh.
It's the second time in three starts against the Nats this season that Pivetta hasn't been able to complete the second inning. The right-hander has a 4.71 ERA on the year, but a 17.60 ERA in 7.2 innings against his NL East rivals. He'll try to shake off this brutal performance in his next outing Friday in Pittsburgh.
Pivetta didn't factor into the decision against the Nationals on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked two as the Phillies eventually fell 8-6.
Coming off his monster 13-strikeout effort against the Cardinals, Pivetta pitched well again against the Nationals but didn't find himself in line for the win as his bullpen gave up six earned runs after he departed. He's been susceptible to getting blown up from time to time, which is part of the reason his ERA is still at 4.06 through 84.1 innings. He's a great source of strikeouts, however, with a 101:24 K:BB, and he's failed to punch out six or more batters just once in his last eight starts. He'll take on this same Nationals team in his next start, this time at home next Friday.
Pivetta surrendered two runs on four hits and one walk while fanning 13 across 7.1 innings Monday although he didn't factor into the decision against St. Louis.
The 13 strikeouts marked a career best (he has struck out 11 in a start on two occasions). Pivetta's two earned runs came off a pair of solo homers. Matt Carpenter went deep in the third, followed by Yadier Molina in the seventh. Pivetta worked into the eighth inning for the first time this season and left the game with a 4-2 lead, but the Phillies' bullpen would allow two runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game. He's posted a 4.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and an impressive 94:22 K:BB over 79.1 frames this season.
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|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||2||2||7.31||7||7||0||0||0||28.1||32||24||23||4||3||19||25|
|2016||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||1||2||2.55||5||5||0||0||0||24.2||20||7||7||2||2||10||27|
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|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||5||0||1.41||5||5||1||1||0||32.0||25||6||5||1||1||2||37|