The Red Sox and Pirates new opponent! ace off at 1:05 p.m. afternoon in Fort Myers as Nick Pivetta looks to continue his torrid spring. Pivetta line so far March looks like a nice complete-game: 9 IP, 3 R8 K, 1 BB. Most recently he went four strong against the Rays en route to likely locking down the fifth starter spot. OTM alumnus and antagonist Matthew Kory wrote in his invaluable newsletter, Sox Outsider, about Pivetta, and how the problem was never his stuff:His fastball velocity has always been around the 75th percentile for starting pitchers https://www.baseballstoreonline.com/Dwight_Evans-237, and the spin rate on his curveball has always been elite Enrique Hernandez Pillow Cover, better than more than 90 percent of the other starters in baseball. The problem has always been just about everything else. His ERA in almost 400 innings with the Phillies was 5.50, 27 percent below league average. The excellent velo and spin haven translated into success on the mound.Until now, that is, which led Kory on a treasure hunt:Sometimes he kinda leans back when he throws ever so slightly, sometimes he doesn. Sometimes he turns his back to the batter ever so slightly, and sometimes he doesn. Sometimes his motion causes him to fall off to the left after releasing the pitch Colten Brewer Shower Curtain, and sometimes it doesn. Sometimes his lift leg crosses back over the rubber, and sometimes it doesn. You would think this would make it easy to figure out what he was doing differently, except all of the above are true for his time with the Phillies and his limited time with the Red Sox.Frankly, I don care what he doing as long as he keeps doing it! That goes for Kory too, even if sometimes is oasting me. LOL. To finish up on Pivetta, he be followed by Adam Ottavino, Matt Barnes, Josh Taylor and Austin Brice. Unsurprisingly, as we look toward the season the lineup is becoming more and more chalky, and I don have much to say except I happy to see a new opponent get folded into the mix, especially when that opponent has Keryan Hayes, probably the best third base prospect in the majors, and certainly the best with my first name sandwiched inside of it. That he followed by another Bryan in the lineup today is just the cherry on top. It suck when he on the Yankees in six years, but we have plenty of fun before then.Enjoy your Sunday.