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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Michael Pineda struggled in Sunday’s loss to the Rangers, surrendering six hits, seven runs and a walk over four shaky innings.
He recorded four strikeouts while throwing 48 of his 71 pitches for strikes. Pineda had trouble keeping the ball in the yard on Sunday, allowing homers to Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson. His only clean inning was a 1-2-3 third. Pineda’s ERA ballooned from 3.56 to 4.12 with Sunday’s implosion. The right-hander has another challenging matchup coming up Friday at Houston. Jun 25 - 6:03 PM

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Michael Pineda yielded three runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings and struck out seven against the Angels on Tuesday.

Pineda came up one out shy of his ninth quality start in 14 tries. He's given up three earned runs or less 11 times and still hasn't allowed more than five runs in any outing. He's set to face the Rangers on Sunday.
Jun 20 - 11:07 PM

Michael Pineda allowed five runs through six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Pineda's pace has fallen off some, but even his weaker outings haven't been disasters; he still hasn't given up more than five runs in a game this year. His ERA is up to 3.71. Most of his struggles have come on the road, just as tonight's poor outing did. He's 6-1 with a 1.96 ERA and four homers allowed in seven starts at Yankee Stadium and 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA and one homer allowed in six starts elsewhere. His next start will come at home versus the Angels.
Jun 15 - 1:59 AM

Michael Pineda yielded only an unearned run over seven innings Thursday, striking out eight in a win over the Red Sox.

Pineda walked two while allowing four hits on the evening. The win was his fourth in his last five starts, and the 28-year-old has now turned in quality starts in six of his last seven outings. In 12 starts overall, Pineda is 7-3 with a strong 3.39 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 75/17 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings of work. He'll look to keep rolling Tuesday against the Angels.
Jun 8 - 11:55 PM

Michael Pineda gave up a season-high five runs over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

Pineda put himself in an early hole by giving up a three-spot in the first, as Josh Donaldson connected for a solo homer and Justin Smoak added a two-run blast. He gave up 10 hits and walked three while striking out just one batter. Keep in mind that he had struck out at least five batters in each of his previous 10 starts this season. Pineda will try to put this outing in the rearview mirror when he faces the Red Sox next week at home.
Jun 2 - 10:59 PM

Michael Pineda allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Sunday in a win over the Athletics.

Pineda gave up only three hits and struck out five, though he did issue three walks. The right-hander stands 6-2 with an impressive 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 66/12 K/BB ratio through 59 2/3 innings this season for the American League East-leading Yankees. He'll try to keep it all working next time out in Toronto.
May 28 - 4:32 PM

Michael Pineda pitched 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Royals on Monday.

This makes eight straight starts in which Pineda has allowed no more than three earned runs. He hasn't excellent every time out, but his only poor outing was his season debut versus the Rays. He's now 5-2 with a 3.35 ERA.
May 22 - 11:05 PM

Michael Pineda surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a win over the Royals.

Pineda hasn't dominated his last couple of times out, but he's keeping it together and staying away from the big innings that have plagued him in the past. He's now 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA. He'll get a rematch with the Royals next week.
May 18 - 12:15 AM

Michael Pineda allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.

Pineda struck out seven while allowing six hits and a walk. The loss was Pineda's first since his season debut, and he still hasn't given up more than three earned runs in a single start since that disastrous outing on April 5. The right-hander is now 3-2 with a 3.27 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 50/6 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings. A visit to the ailing Royals on Wednesday should be a treat for Pineda's fantasy owners.
May 11 - 10:46 PM

Michael Pineda logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits over his six frames.

The big right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and issued just one free pass. The only damage against him in this one came via the long ball, with Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each launching solo homers. Pineda now sports a 3.12 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 43/5 K/BB ratio through his first 34 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday against the Astros.
May 5 - 7:06 PM

Michael Pineda beat the Orioles on Saturday by allowing two runs -- both unearned -- in 5 1/3 innings.

He struck out eight batters, walked one and surrendered five base hits. He was unscored upon through the first five frames and should have made it through the sixth unscathed but for a Chase Headley throwing error. Pineda has been dominant this season in the early going. He has 37 strikeouts against just four walks in 28 2/3 innings. He is now 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA after five starts. He has a tough challenge in his next start, facing the Cubs on the road on Friday.
Apr 29 - 5:03 PM

Michael Pineda gave up three runs in five innings of work but did not earn a decision in Saturday's lopsided win over the Pirates.

Home runs have been a problem for Pineda the last couple years and today was no exception. He struck out six batters and walked two while allowing five hits, two of which left the yard. Luckily both were solo homers -- by Andrew McCutchen and David Freese. Pineda's record holds at 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He has a fantastic 29:3 strikeout to walk ratio in 23 1/3 innings but needs to find a way to improve his home run rate. He has allowed five homers through his first four starts.
Apr 22 - 9:06 PM

Michael Pineda pitched well in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals, allowing six hits over seven innings of two-run baseball.

The right-hander punched out six on the night while issuing only one free pass. The Cardinals pushed a run across on a Greg Garcia single in the second inning, then Pineda kept them at bay until Yadier Molina's solo shot in the seventh. The maddeningly inconsistent right-hander now boasts an impressive 23/1 K/BB ratio through 18 1/3 innings in his three starts and has compiled a 3.44 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He'll take on the Pirates his next time out in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:26 PM

Michael Pineda allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings and struck out 11 in Monday’s 8-1 win over the Rays.

Pineda flirted with a perfect game and didn’t allow his first baserunner until Evan Longoria doubled with two outs in the seventh. He gave up his first and only run when Logan Morrison homered in the eighth. Pineda was very efficient, throwing 67 out of 93 pitches for strikes while not issuing a walk. It was a brilliant outing, especially when you consider that Pineda gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings against the Rays in his season debut last week. There’s no debating Pineda’s upside, but inconsistency remains an issue.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Michael Pineda was touched up for four runs in 3 2/3 innings as he took a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced in the game -- Corey Dickerson. The Rays tacked on three more runs in the second inning. Pineda did manage to strike out six batters during the outing but gave up seven singles in addition to the lead-off homer. At least he didn't walk anybody. He will face the Rays again on Monday in the first of a two-start week.
Apr 5 - 11:24 PM

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