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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 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

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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

Michael Pineda allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings but got the win as the Yankees topped the Orioles 6-5 on Monday.

Pineda allowed a pair of RBI doubles in the second inning, then served up a two-run home run to Adam Jones in the sixth. That was the bulk of the damage. Overall, Pineda surrendered nine hits, walked none, and struck out nine. As he showed in 13 starts last season, he can be utterly dominating for a long stretch of time, so don't sour on him after one bad start. Pineda is slated to take on the Rays on the road next.
Apr 13 - 10:34 PM

Michael Pineda yielded two runs in six innings and struck out six Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Pineda made Jose Bautista look awful in striking him out three times, and he might have finished his outing with a shutout intact had he gotten better play from the Yankee infield. He looked terrific all spring, and we don't see that changing right away.
Apr 8 - 10:47 PM

Michael Pineda pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball and struck out six as a Yankees split-squad beat the Pirates 6-2 on Thursday.

Pineda was one of the most impressive pitchers in Grapefruit League play, finishing up 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and a 23/1 K/BB ratio in 19 innings. If he had a better health track record, he'd come with the highest of recommendations for 2015. Obviously, he doesn't, but he still seems like a pretty good value pick in fantasy leagues.
Apr 2 - 4:43 PM

Michael Pineda blanked the Phillies for five innings in the Yankees' rain-shortened, 10-0 victory Friday.

Since the game was called in the top of the sixth, Pineda will get credit for a rate spring training shutout. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five while throwing 62 pitches. He looks like he'll be one of the AL's better pitchers if he can stay healthy.
Mar 27 - 5:07 PM

Michael Pineda yielded two runs in 3 2/3 innings and struck out six Saturday against the Astros.

Chris Carter's two-run homer in the first did all of the damage. It was the first time Pineda was scored on in three starts this spring. He has a nice 12/1 K/BB ratio to go along with his 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings. In all, Yankees pitchers fanned 14 today.
Mar 21 - 4:42 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Ramon Flores
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chasen Shreve
7Jacob Lindgren
8Chris Capuano