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Nick Pivetta shines in Red Sox debut, picks up the 8-3 win for the Red Sox in series openerQuinn Riley

Nick Pivetta shines in Red Sox debut, picks up the 8-3 win for the Red Sox in series opener

Nick Pivetta got the win for the Red Sox, going 5 innings and giving up just 1 run off of 4 hits.

Pivetta had started the season on the Opening Day roster for the Phillies. He was quickly sent down after three appearances with the team, going just 5.2 IP and giving up 10 runs in that span of innings. 6 of those runs came from a game against the Braves, where he gave up 6 runs off of 6 hits and was pulled after only getting one out. That would be his last appearance for Philadelphia, as he would be sent down to the Phillies alternate training site after that before eventually being traded to the Red Sox.

In the top of the 1st inning, DJ Stewart hit an RBI single to drive in the only run Pivetta would give up.

In the top of the 2nd Inning, Bobby Dalbec tied the game with an RBI double, and Michael Chavis gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead on a sac fly. Later that inning, Alex Verdugo hit a routine fly ball to left field which was subsequently dropped, allowed Bobby Dalbec to score. This error committed by DJ Stewart was the second error of the inning.

Pivetta continued to pitch well, and in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Bobby Dalbec hit an RBI single up the middle to drive in Xander Bogaerts.

Pivetta was taken out after 5 innings as his pitch count was nearing 100. He was able to successfully get out of multiple jams throughout the game.

Marcus Walden came in to pitch the 6th and immediately gave up a solo homer to Renato Nuñez. Walden later gave up an unearned run due to a Michael Chavis throwing error. Ryan Weber was called to come in and close out that inning.

In the bottom half of that inning, JD Martinez picked up an RBI single. He would later be driven in by a Christian Vazquez 3 run bomb over the Green Monster, giving the Red Sox the 8-3 lead.

Darwinzon Hernandez pitched the 7th, and Domingo Tapia pitched the 8th. Both threw shut out innings.

Dylan Covey would come on to pitch the 9th. He quickly loaded the bases, and needed some help. Therefore, Roenicke went to the pen and had Matt Barnes come in and shut the door, giving Barnes his 9th save of the year.

Takeaways:

Chavis was brutal in LF tonight. Still a work in progress, but missed two line drives that he embarrassingly misplayed.

Martinez went 3-5 on a slump ending night, picking up two doubles along with a single.

Vazquez came in ultra clutch with 3 run homer.

Bobby Dalbec continues to shine.

Pivetta was unexpectedly amazing. All that needs to be said.

The bullpen was not bad, but a little bit disappointing at the end when Barnes had to come in to clean up.

Tomorrow:

The two bottom dwellers of the AL East go at it again.

Gametime – 7:30

Starters:

Orioles: RHP Dean Kremer (1-0 1.69 ERA)

A part of the Manny Machado deal that sent Machado to LA at the 2018 deadline, Kremer will make his fourth start in the bigs. He is ranked the #10 prospect in the Orioles system, and the first player in the Manny Machado deal to make it to the majors. He has been impressive in his first three starts.

Red Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (3-2 4.25 ERA)

The veteran will make his final start in what has been a very solid 2020. He went 5 innings in his last start, allowing just 2 hits and 1 run against the Marlins. In his last start against the Orioles on August 20th, he went a miraculous 7 innings, giving up just 5 hits and a run.

Nick Pivetta shines in Red Sox debut, picks up the 8-3 win for the Red Sox in series opener

Nick Pivetta got the win for the Red Sox, going 5 innings and giving up just 1 run off of 4 hits.

Pivetta had started the season on the Opening Day roster for the Phillies. He was quickly sent down after three appearances with the team, going just 5.2 IP and giving up 10 runs in that span of innings. 6 of those runs came from a game against the Braves, where he gave up 6 runs off of 6 hits and was pulled after only getting one out. That would be his last appearance for Philadelphia, as he would be sent down to the Phillies alternate training site after that before eventually being traded to the Red Sox.

In the top of the 1st inning, DJ Stewart hit an RBI single to drive in the only run Pivetta would give up.

In the top of the 2nd Inning, Bobby Dalbec tied the game with an RBI double, and Michael Chavis gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead on a sac fly. Later that inning, Alex Verdugo hit a routine fly ball to left field which was subsequently dropped, allowed Bobby Dalbec to score. This error committed by DJ Stewart was the second error of the inning.

Pivetta continued to pitch well, and in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Bobby Dalbec hit an RBI single up the middle to drive in Xander Bogaerts.

Pivetta was taken out after 5 innings as his pitch count was nearing 100. He was able to successfully get out of multiple jams throughout the game.

Marcus Walden came in to pitch the 6th and immediately gave up a solo homer to Renato Nuñez. Walden later gave up an unearned run due to a Michael Chavis throwing error. Ryan Weber was called to come in and close out that inning.

In the bottom half of that inning, JD Martinez picked up an RBI single. He would later be driven in by a Christian Vazquez 3 run bomb over the Green Monster, giving the Red Sox the 8-3 lead.

Darwinzon Hernandez pitched the 7th, and Domingo Tapia pitched the 8th. Both threw shut out innings.

Dylan Covey would come on to pitch the 9th. He quickly loaded the bases, and needed some help. Therefore, Roenicke went to the pen and had Matt Barnes come in and shut the door, giving Barnes his 9th save of the year.

Takeaways:

Chavis was brutal in LF tonight. Still a work in progress, but missed two line drives that he embarrassingly misplayed.

Martinez went 3-5 on a slump ending night, picking up two doubles along with a single.

Vazquez came in ultra clutch with 3 run homer.

Bobby Dalbec continues to shine.

Pivetta was unexpectedly amazing. All that needs to be said.

The bullpen was not bad, but a little bit disappointing at the end when Barnes had to come in to clean up.

Tomorrow:

The two bottom dwellers of the AL East go at it again.

Gametime – 7:30

Starters:

Orioles: RHP Dean Kremer (1-0 1.69 ERA)

A part of the Manny Machado deal that sent Machado to LA at the 2018 deadline, Kremer will make his fourth start in the bigs. He is ranked the #10 prospect in the Orioles system, and the first player in the Manny Machado deal to make it to the majors. He has been impressive in his first three starts.

Red Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (3-2 4.25 ERA)

The veteran will make his final start in what has been a very solid 2020. He went 5 innings in his last start, allowing just 2 hits and 1 run against the Marlins. In his last start against the Orioles on August 20th, he went a miraculous 7 innings, giving up just 5 hits and a run.

Last modified: October 20, 2020
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