Friday, June 16, 2017

2016 Choice Reading Fightin Phils Top Prospects (Horizontal) #8 Nick Pivetta

Phillies 1, Red Sox 0
Game 65 - Thursday Night, June 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-43, 5th place, 17 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Nick Pivetta's fine pitching performance and a clutch, pinch-double from Ty Kelly led to a 1-0 win over the Red Sox.

What It Means:  The win halted an eight-game losing streak and the Phillies will try to maintain a winning momentum with a weekend series against the Diamondbacks.

What Happened:  Pivetta, Pat Neshek and Hector Neris combined for the team's first shutout of the season.  Pivetta threw seven terrific innings, striking out nine and allowing just four hits.

With Chris Sale on cruise control heading to the bottom of the eighth, Andrew Knapp singled and came around to score on Kelly's big double.

Featured Card:  Pivetta's sole Phillies card right now is a hard-to-find (I'm still searching) team issued photo card used during the mid-May Phillies Phestival for the rookie pitcher to provide autographs. This is his card from one of last year's Reading issues, the "horizontal" version of the team's Top Prospects set.

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