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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Pineda threw a complete game but took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings against the Astros.
Pineda surrendered seven hits without walking a batter, but a couple well-timed extra-base hits did him in. The right-hander did strike out eight on the day. Aside from the result, the start was a good one for Pineda after he was shelled by the Phillies his last time out. Pineda is 8-5 with a 4.08 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 95/12 K/BB ratio over 92 2/3 innings this year. He'll look for a better result Saturday against the Rays. Jun 28 - 4:44 PM

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Michael Pineda was shelled for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings, taking the loss as the Yankees fell 11-8 to the Phillies on Monday.

The Phillies have employed baseball's worst offense for much of the season, but were fresh off of a nine-run outburst on Sunday against the Cardinals and kept it going against Pineda. The right-hander yielded 11 hits and a walk without registering a strikeout. He's been prone to the blowup start, allowing five-plus runs in five of 14 starts thus far. Pineda now has a 4.25 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and an 87/12 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings. He'll look to rebound in a weekend start in Houston against the Astros.
Jun 23 - 12:03 AM

Michael Pineda took a no-hitter into the seventh and won Wednesday after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Marlins.

The Yankees were probably happy to see Pineda lose the no-hitter, though not so much when it came on a Christian Yelich homer in a 2-0 game. Pineda was done soon afterwards, leaving after his 100th pitch of the game. There's a good chance manager Joe Girardi would have pulled him after seven even with the no-hitter intact. The bullpen held on to Pineda's lead, so he moved to 8-3 with a 3.54 ERA.
Jun 17 - 11:08 PM

Michael Pineda was tagged for six runs (five earned) in a season-low 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Orioles.

The Yankees recently gave Pineda some extra rest, so he was pitching on 10 days' rest Friday. It didn't go particularly well. The big blow was a four-run fourth inning, which was highlighted by a three-run home run from Chris Davis. Pineda struck out two and walked two in the loss and now owns a 3.74 ERA on the year. He'll look for better results against the Marlins next week.
Jun 12 - 10:55 PM

Michael Pineda's next scheduled start has been pushed back to June 12 as the Yankees monitor his workload.

Manager Joe Girardi was adamant that Pineda is perfectly fine physically, as the Yanks just want to keep his innings down after all the injuries he's dealt with the last few seasons. CC Sabathia will now get the ball on Sunday against the Angels instead of Pineda.
Jun 5 - 4:06 PM

Michael Pineda improved to 7-2 after limiting the Mariners to two runs in six innings as the Yankees went on to a 7-2 victory on Monday.

Both runs scored in Pineda's final inning. He took the mound in the seventh, allowed a single, a triple, and a double before walking Brad Miller and earning a trip to the showers. He had more than enough run support. Pineda allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out nine. He'll bring a 3.33 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and an 80/17 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings into a home start versus the Angels next.
Jun 2 - 1:39 AM

Michael Pineda pitched well in a win on Wednesday, limiting the Royals to one run in 6 2/3 innings of work.

The only run came in the first inning on a Mike Moustakas solo home run. Pineda allowed only six hits total along with a walk and eight strikeouts. The right-hander moves to 6-2 on the year with a 3.36 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 67/5 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings. Pineda will face his former team in the Mariners at Safeco Field in his next outing.
May 27 - 4:11 PM

Michael Pineda was clobbered in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday, allowing seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over his six innings.

Pineda struck out four on the night while walking one. All of the damage against him came in the seven-run third inning, highlighted by homers from Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. Now 5-2 on the season, Pineda will bring a 3.59 ERA and 59/4 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Royals.
May 22 - 10:57 PM

Michael Pineda took his first loss of the season after being knocked around for five runs on 10 hits over five innings of work Friday against the Royals.

Pineda was absolutely dominant last time out, but he was anything but this time around, ultimately being pulled in a six-run sixth inning. While he struck out 16 batters on Sunday, he fanned just one of the 27 batters he faced on Friday. Go figure. His ERA jumped from 2.72 to 3.48 with the loss. He'll try to put this clunker in the rear-view mirror when he faces the Rangers next week.
May 16 - 12:09 AM

Michael Pineda was incredible in Sunday's start against the Orioles, allowing one run while striking out 16 batters and walking none in seven innings of work en route to a win.

Pineda surpassed his previous career-high of 10 strikeouts by a mile. J.J. Hardy was the only one to do any damage, as he hit a solo home run in the second inning. It was one of six hits on the afternoon. Pineda is the first pitcher to strike out at least 16 batters in a start since Anibal Sanchez on April 26, 2013. The talented right-hander is now sporting a 2.72 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 54/3 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings. As tough as it may be, Pineda will try to top the performance when he takes on the Royals on the road in his next outing.
May 10 - 4:17 PM

Michael Pineda was dominant in a win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, tossing eight shutout innings.

On 101 pitches, Pineda scattered five hits and a walk while striking out six batters. Three of the hits were doubles, but all came with two outs and Pineda easily saw his way out of danger. The right-hander now has a 2.97 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a stellar 38/3 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. Pineda's next opponent, the Orioles, will be loath to face him in a matinee in the Bronx.
May 5 - 10:30 PM

Michael Pineda held the Rays to two runs over 5 2/3 innings but took a no-decision on Wednesday.

It was a valiant effort from Pineda, who had to jump up a day to start in place of the injured Masahiro Tanaka. Pineda struck out five Rays and did not issue a walk, but the Yankees' offense managed just two runs in the 13-inning game. The 26-year-old right-hander will carry a 3-0 record, 3.73 ERA, and 1.12 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Blue Jays. He also has a stellar 32/2 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.
Apr 29 - 5:15 PM

Michael Pineda will move up to start on Wednesday versus the Rays in place of the injured Masahiro Tanaka (forearm).

Pineda had been slated to pitch on Friday, but he'll be on regular rest Wednesday. The right-hander has been excellent so far this season with a 27/2 K/BB ratio across 25 2/3 innings.
Apr 28 - 10:17 PM

Michael Pineda pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Friday's 6-1 win over the Mets, allowing just five hits and striking out seven.

The Yankees made things easy for their pitcher, as they jumped on Jacob deGrom for six runs through the first three innings. Pineda took full advantage. He struck out seven and the only run he allowed came via a Lucas Duda sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. The outing lowered Pineda's ERA to 3.92. Far more impressive is his sterling 27/2 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. Yet again, he showed pinpoint control, throwing 78 of his 100 pitches for strikes. Needless to say, he didn't walk a batter. Gone are the sizzling fastball and cover-your-eyes slider from Pineda's Mariner days, but his control has allowed him to compensate for the slight drop-off in pure stuff. Next up, a Wednesday afternoon date with the Rays.
Apr 24 - 10:49 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Rays to three runs in 5 2/3 innings, resulting in his second win of the season on Sunday.

Pineda made a first-inning mistake to Steven Souza that resulted in a two-run home run, but was otherwise solid. The right-hander, overall, gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Pineda now has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. He'll take on the Mets at home in his next outing.
Apr 19 - 4:48 PM

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