Let’s Appreciate How Nick Pivetta Walks Off Mound After Lights-Out Pitching

That was electric


October 10, 2021

Nick Pivetta was electric in relief and he knew it.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher came out of the bullpen in a tie game against the Tampa Bay Rays to try and steal Game 3, and at one point, retired seven straight batters.

After giving up a hit in the top of the 10th, Pivetta got out of the inning and returned for the 11th, where he walked the leadoff batter and then struck out the next three to get out of the frame again. That pulled some emotion out of him, making Pivetta’s celebrations off the mound must-see TV from that point on.

Fast forward to the top of the 12th, where another two swinging strikeouts allowed Pivetta to return to the dugout with even more pep in his step.

The best celebration was saved for last, as the Red Sox walked it off in the 13th inning with Pivetta getting a hard-earned win.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images
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