Righty Nick Pivetta is occasionally the victim of no run support, amongst other pitchers throughout the big league. Despite the no run support, Pivetta has still found himself in a good season so far.
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In the month of May, the Canada-native finished with a 3-2 record. In five games started, he was able to rack up 33 strikeouts while only allowing nine runs. Six of those runs came in his first start of the month against the Nationals.
However, June hasn’t been his month so far. In two starts, Nick Pivetta is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA. On his June 7 start in Chicago, Pivetta allowed four earned runs on six hits in five complete innings.
Pivetta can also be found occasionally high in a pitch count in early innings – something that has always been the case with Pivetta. On the bright side, it is happening far less often this year.
Even though Pivetta has not been strong in June so far, his overall numbers this season are much better compared to last year. He has a 3.76 ERA and 4.22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 13 starts.
Pivetta is slowly becoming the team’s third-best starter behind Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta. If your third-best starter pitches like this, something is going right for you.