Alex Cora draws a comparison between Nick Pivetta and a former pitcher from the Red Sox


Put short rest aside; Nick Pivetta was fully prepared to take the mound for the Red Sox on Wednesday night. After pitching four innings last Saturday in Boston's 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, the experienced right-handed pitcher found himself back on his home turf just three days later, facing off against Kansas City and delivering a solid five-inning performance. During this impressive display, Pivetta conceded a mere two runs on four hits while striking out eight, ultimately contributing to the Red Sox's 4-3 triumph. Alex Cora couldn't help but praise Pivetta following Boston's return to the win column. The Red Sox manager also drew a comparison between Pivetta and a skilled pitcher who notably transitioned roles during their time with the team. "He possesses remarkable strength," Cora shared with reporters, as reported by The Boston Globe. "He puts in extensive effort between outings. Despite his substantial build, he maintains a strong level of dedication. I mentioned a few weeks back that he bears a striking resemblance to David Price in his enthusiasm for coming to the ballpark and his sheer desire to compete."