Pivetta will take the mound to face left-hander Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
A right-hander Tony Pollard Jersey , Pivetta (4-5, 3.76 ERA) has a 5.79 ERA over his last three starts and opponents are hitting .294 against him in those games. Pivetta picked up a loss in all three of those outings, including last Thursday when he gave up four earned runs on six hits in five innings against the Cubs.
Pivetta made one start against the Rockies in his two-year major league career, and it did not go well. He allowed eight runs in 2 2/3 innings on Aug. 5, 2017 at Coors Field.
The Phillies held on for a 5-4 win in the series opener against the Rockies on Tuesday night and got a 10-strikeout performance from right-hander Aaron Nola and a four-RBI night from Scott Kingery. The win was the second in a row for the Phillies (34-30), marking the first time since May 16-17 that they won back-to-back games.
If they win one of the next two against the Rockies, the Phillies will have their first series win since taking two of three from the Braves on May 21-23.
The Rockies Noah Fant Jersey , meanwhile, are on a five-game losing streak. It’s their longest skid of 2018 and the worst losing streak the team has had since it lost eight straight games from June 21-28 in 2017.
The Rockies have been outscored 41-24 during their last five games and, at 32-34, are two games below .500 for the first time since they were 5-7 on April 10.
Anderson (3-1, 4.81 ERA) is coming off one of his best starts of the year. He matched his season best with seven innings and gave up just two runs on five hits to the Reds while striking out five.
“That was a very solid outing,” Rockies manager Bud Black told MLB.com of Anderson after the start. “I thought the changeup was really effective. He commanded the fastball well.”
Anderson has previously faced the Phillies three times in his career and is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.313 WHIP.
Anderson will face Kingery, a rookie http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dalton-risner-jersey , for the first time in his career. Kingery has been the Phillies’ everyday shortstop for the past two weeks and his four RBIs on Tuesday night tied a career high.
Kingery’s batting average is only at .215 through 200 at-bats this season, but he’s had multi-RBI games twice in his last five contests.
“That’s how you want to start a series, especially against a good team like this,” Kingery, who hit a three-run homer in the first inning, told NBC Sports Philadelphia after the win. “You want to be the first team to score. Nola did a great job right before that. This kind of gives us some momentum.”OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed pending unrestricted free agent tight end Nick Boyle to a three-year contract Drew Lock Jersey , the latest in a series of moves by rookie general manager Eric DeCosta during a busy offseason.Boyle has 75 catches over four seasons without a touchdown. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder ranked sixth on the team last season with 23 receptions — 11 fewer than Ravens rookie tight end Mark Andrews.Boyle’s value to the Ravens, however, transcends catches and scores.“I would say he’s the best blocking tight end in the league,” coach John Harbaugh said. “There’s no question in my mind about that.”Boyle signed the contract late Wednesday night rather than enter the market next week as a free agent.Appearing at a press conference Thursday wearing an untucked polo shirt and jeans and with his wife, Kristina, Boyle said his goal was to return to the Ravens at the right price.“I didn’t want to go to another team http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dre_mont-jones-jersey ,” Boyle said. “We love it here. As long as I thought (the offer) was fair, just come back here.”Harbaugh said: “We wanted Nick and Nick wanted to be here. Both sides did a great job of making that happen.”Boyle was suspended twice during his first two seasons for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, but played in 31 of 32 games over the last two years.The 26-year-old Boyle was a 2015 fifth-round draft pick out of Delaware. He will team with Andrews and Hayden Hurst to provide protection and over-the-middle targets for second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson.“I’d be hard-pressed to think of a better tight end group in the league right now,” Harbaugh said.The move comes during an offseason in which DeCosta has already worked a trade that would send quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver; cut six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle; cut restricted free agent running back Alex Collins; and re-signed defensive back Tavon Young.“We knew even during the (2018) season that we have a lot to do,” Harbaugh said. “We have a lot of young players that we want to keep, veteran leaders that was going to be a different scenario for each guy.”That includes Weddle. It was not an easy decision, cutting a player with his talent and leadership T.J. Hockenson Jersey , but the Ravens desperately needed salary cap space.“When the picture starts to unfold for Eric and the organization, it starts to become clear how you’re going to manage your resources,” Harbaugh said. “Sometimes it’s unfortunate in what you have to do.”That won’t be the last tough call for DeCosta this offseason. In the weeks ahead, he must decide whether to sign unrestricted free agent linebackers Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Za’Darius Smith; quarterback Robert Griffin III; and wide receiver John Brown.