Aug 28, 2017

Close Play At First Base

Nick Pivetta Attempts To Pick Off Anthony Rizzo
Phillies vs. Cubs - August 27, 2017
The headline grabbing news of yesterday's game was Rhys Hoskins, but let that not take away from the pickoff move of 24 year old Nick Pivetta.  The rookie pitcher, who came to the Phillies from the Nationals in the trade that unloaded Jonathan Papelbon, wanted to make especially sure that Anthony Rizzo wasn't going anywhere.

Have a look at this close play.  Almost got him, Nick!