One run would be all that was needed Wednesday, as Nick Pivetta went five innings allowing no runs off just one hit.
“I think I’m just as good as deGrom,” Pivetta said. “The way that I go into it is I mentally have to put myself in, ‘I’m as good as deGrom and I’m going to beat deGrom.’ That’s just what you have to do. He’s an incredible pitcher. Don’t get me wrong. I love watching him pitch and I think he’s incredible. But I can’t let him being up let me get down. I have to go up and meet him right there and believe in myself.”
Pivetta was absolutely phenomenal in the win Wednesday, striking out seven batters while picking up his third win of the season.
“It was amazing,” said manager Alex Cora. “Both of them (Pivetta and deGrom) were great. For everything we’ve been talking about deGrom, Nick has been throwing the ball well. He did an outstanding job.”
Matt Andriese allowed no runs in the sixth or seventh inning, while Adam Ottavino would set up Matt Barnes for his sixth save of the season.
The Red Sox lone run came in the second inning, with an RBI double from Christian Vazquez that drove in Xander Bogaerts. The Red Sox mustered just three hits off deGrom, and four hits in total.
The Red Sox sweep the Mets in their two game series, and will head to Arlington to face the Rangers for a four game set.
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