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3/29/22 Red Sox Spring Training Game Notes: Nick Pivetta, Jake Diekman Struggle

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The Boston Red Sox fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday afternoon as Nick Pivetta and Jake Diekman both struggled for the Sox on the mound.

  • Ceddanne Rafaela was Boston’s only means of offensive production as he hit a two-run homer in the ninth
  • Despite only two runs, the Sox did have nine hits though
  • Christin Stewart and Rob Refsnyder all got a base knock while Franchy Cordero had a pair of hits — all three guys are fighting for a roster spot
  • Kevin Plawecki also had a pair of hits, and Christian Arroyo got a knock and a walk
  • Nick Yorke walked in his one plate appearance, scoring on the Rafaela homer

  • Pivetta tossed four innings, striking out five but allowing five hits on three walks for three runs, which included a pair of big flies let up
  • Kaleb Ort hurled a scoreless inning
  • Diekman let up a three-run homer in his one inning following a hit batsmen and a walk
  • Kutter Crawford pitched two scoreless innings

Boston will take on the Braves tomorrow afternoon as they’ll return home at 1:05 p.m. ET, in what could be Trevor Story day at jetBlue Park.

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