Nick Pivetta was hammered for nine runs over five innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.
Pivetta struck out the first four batters he faced before coming unglued in the second inning. The Brewers plated eight runs in the frame, including a three-run homer from Orlando Arcia and a grand slam off the bat of Ryan Braun. The 24-year-old has shown flashes of excellence at times, but he’s sporting a 5.63 ERA through 12 starts with 14 homers and 31 walks in 64 innings. He’s too inconsistent to trust in mixed fantasy leagues.