Michael Pineda was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.
Pineda had allowed five earned runs combined over his five previous starts, so this isn’t the way he wanted to go out. He’ll finish the year at 6-12 with a 4.82 ERA. He put up a shiny 207/53 K/BB ratio over 175 2/3 innings, but he continues to be maddeningly inconsistent.
Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a homer and matched a career-high with five RBI in Friday’s 8-1 victory over the Yankees.
Schoop had gone 15 straight games without an RBI, but he broke out in a big way on Friday. He knocked in two runs with a double in the fourth inning before slamming a three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning. The 24-year-old failed to maintain his strong first half, but he’s sitting on 25 homers and 82 RBI.
Adam Jones socked a solo homer and drew a walk Friday versus the Yankees.
Jones hit the first of three homers in the fifth inning. He’s now up to 29 homers on the year. The power has remained consistent, but he doesn’t run anymore and he owns a pedestrian .757 OPS. With home runs up around the game, he’s just not as appealing in fantasy leagues as he used to be.
Mark Teixeira drove in the Yankees’ lone run of the game with a sacrifice fly Friday against the Orioles.
Teixeira brought the Yankees within one run in the fourth inning before being replaced by Tyler Austin at first base to begin the fifth inning. It was a bit odd considering he’s going into the final weekend of his career. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Teixera packed up his stuff and went to the clubhouse after he was pulled from the game.
Blue Jays acquired INF Timmy Lopes from the Mariners.
This completes the Pat Venditte deal from earlier in the season. The 22-year-old hit .284/.358/.355 with one homer, 49 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 131 games at Double-A Jackson this season.