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Pivetta, 23, a right hander from Victoria, was the double A prospect the Philadelphia Phillies jerseys landed last summer from the Washington Nationals jerseys in exchange for veteran closer Jonathan Papelbon. came to an end last month, when the Nationals jerseys granted him his outright release, and his stint with Washington is likely best remembered for his dugout dust up with teammate . Papelbon, now 35, was a six time big league all star with 342 career saves at the time of the deal,who was supposed to solidify the Washington bullpen.What Pivetta is going to do from here on in is open to interpretation. He fashioned a 12 8 record and a 3.27 earned run average in 27 starts at the top two levels of the Phillies jerseys’ system this summer, including a 1 2 mark and a 2.55 ERA in five starts with the triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.This season lowered his career minor league ERA to 3.72, and improved his lifetime record as a pro to 35 authentic jerseys China 25.The IronPigs, who are based in Allentown, Pa., made the International League playoffs, but were swept out of the best of five semifinals by the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, a farm team of the New York Yankees jerseys. Pivetta had been scheduled to pitch Game 5 on Sunday if the series went the distance.”Has it set in how close I am to the majors now? Of course,” Pivetta saidlast week, in the midst of preparations for his possible playoff appearance.”Right now, though, I’m ecstatic to be here. I’m happy where I am at. I never thought I would be in triple A by the end of my third full year.”I’m going to finish the year here, and whatever happens next year happens. If I’m back at triple A, I’m going to make sure that I’m growing as a pitcher. I’m going to make sure that the day I do get called up that I’m ready.”He understands that the connection to Papelbon has staying power. As messy as things ended with Washington, Papelbon received considerable mainstream publicity after helping the Boston Red Sox jerseys to the 2007 World Series crown. He’s the all time saves leader for both the Red Sox jerseys and Phillies jerseys. Pivetta contends that the trade remains “a very big honour.””I grew up watching Jonathan Papelbon,” he explained. Premier League system, was picked by Washington in the fourth round of the 2013 amateur draft, just two days after he was the starting pitcher in the first ever game for the Victoria HarbourCats, a team in the West Coast League, a summertime college all star loop.Pivetta had joined the HarbourCats after finishing his second season at New Mexico Junior College.He’s a 6 foot 5, 220 pounder whose fastball regularly hits 96 miles per hour and sits in the 92 94 range comfortably. His curveball has also drawn some rave reviews. He pairs them with a slider and a change up.He struck out 138 and walked 51 in 148 and two third innings at the two levels this season.Baseball America ranked Pivetta as Washington’s 10th best prospect at the end of the 2014 season and Philadelphia’s 15th best prospect after last season.Ruben Amaro, Jr., the Phillies jerseys general manager at the time of trade, said then that the team felt Pivetta could max out as a No. 3 starter at the big league level.Amaro told reporters then: “A strapping, big arma guy our scouts liked quite a bit.”ROOT FOR TEAM BACONYou just have to love minor league baseball.The Philadelphia Phillies jerseys’ triple A affiliate is the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who are based in Allentown, Pa.They started branding themselves as Bacon USA a couple of years ago.Their home stadium includes a special section in right field they’ve tagged as the Bacon Strip. They have a ticket package dubbed the Bacon USA Membership Program.{ phone }{ addressPostalCode }By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account.