The Philadelphia Phillies placed right-hander Aaron Nola on the disabled list on Monday with a lower-back strain, and philly.com reporter Matt Breen is among those predicting that Victoria righty Nick Pivetta will get the call from the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and make his big-league debut on Wednesday against the visiting Miami Marlins.
Pivetta, 24, a Lambrick Park graduate, has a 3-0 record and a 0.95 earned run average in three starts with the IronPigs this season, and has been mentioned as a potential call-up during previous injury situations with the Philadelphia starting rotation. He’s coming off a career-high 11 strikeout game on Thursday.
The 6-foot-5, 220 pounder has struck out 24 and walked just two in 19 innings of work this season. He was 12-8 with a 3.27 ERA in 27 starts last season in triple-A Lehigh Valley and double-A Reading.
The one-time Victoria HarbourCat was a 2013 fourth-round pick of the Washington Nationals out of New Mexico Junior College, and was picked up by the Phillies in a July 28, 2015 trade for veteran closer Jonathan Papelbon.