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Nick Pivetta earned the win Tuesday against the Orioles. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks while fanning eight across five innings.
Pivetta was acquired from the Phillies earlier in the season and has been at the team's alternate camp before being recalled ahead of Tuesday's start. The 27-year-old righty could be in line to pitch in the team's season finale Sunday against Atlanta.
According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Nick Pivetta could start on Tuesday. That would be Pivetta's first start for the Red Sox.
After a rough 2019 season, Pivetta struggled in a short sample with the Phillies. In three appearances, he has a 15.88 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and four strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
Recently-acquired Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta will work out at the team's alternate site for the time being while the team evaluates how he can best contribute in 2020 and the future, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Pivetta has worked as both a starter and a reliever in the past, and the initial plan is to evaluate him as a starter.
Pivetta has long been a favorite of scouts due to his plus stuff on the mound, but he has never been able to have consistent success at the major league level as a starter or as a reliever. His best season came in 2018 when he started 32 games and pitched to a 4.77 ERA while striking out 188 batters over 164 innings.
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta and pitching prospect Connor Seabold have been traded to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for closer Brandon Workman and reliever Heath Hembree, the teams announced Friday.
Pivetta has a whopping 15.88 ERA in three appearances for the Phillies this season, but has good stuff, is still only 27 years old, and has flashed potential in the past. He has worked as both a starter and a reliever in the past, and it's likely the Red Sox are going to at least try him out as a starter. He has minimal fantasy potential in 2020.
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta has been optioned off the active roster, the team announced Tuesday.
Pivetta entered Monday's game against the Braves protecting a massive lead and promptly allowed six earned runs while only recording one out. Through three appearances, his ERA is currently 15.88.