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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Michael Pineda was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.
Pineda fanned eight. He bounced back nicely from a three-run first, shutting the Royals out over the following five innings. He was sent back out for the seventh afterwards and then pulled after a pair of singles. Both runners later came around to score as part of a five-run inning for the Royals. Aug 30 - 12:15 AM

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Michael Pineda tossed five shutout innings before being pulled after a rain delay in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Pineda held the Jays to four hits and no walks while whiffing two over five frames, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected not to stick with the righty after a 44-minute rain delay. The Bombers' bullpen proceeded to give up 12 runs over the next four innings. It's not really fair to count Tuesday's outing, but Pineda has now gone beyond six innings just once in his last 12 starts. He'll take on the Mariners and Orioles next week.
Aug 16 - 11:59 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Red Sox to two runs over six innings Thursday.

Pineda didn't get the win, but he did well to suppress the Red Sox despite eight hits and two walks. Still, he seems to have lost some of that magic he rediscovered in June. The right-hander owns a 5.07 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 152/38 K/BB ratio in 23 starts overall. Pineda will next take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Aug 11 - 10:28 PM

Michael Pineda was charged with four runs in six innings but got the win anyway as the Yankees beat the Indians 13-7 on Friday.

He gave up six hits and walked one while striking out six in the game. He cruised through the first four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth when he gave up a three-run bomb to catcher Chris Gimenez. Pineda has a fantastic 149/36 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 125 1/3 innings but that has not translated into overall success this year. He is now 6-10 with a 5.17 ERA.
Aug 5 - 11:16 PM

Michael Pineda disappointed in Sunday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on six hits over six innings.

Pineda did strike out eight, but he also failed to corral his stuff at times and ended up walking four. He held the Rays off the scoreboard until the fourth, when they scratched out a pair of RBI ground outs against the 27-year-old right-hander. For whatever reason, those runs seemed to break the seal on the scoreboard and Pineda went on to allow a solo home run to Brad Miller in the fifth inning and a two-run single to Luke Maile in the sixth. He remains a sometimes maddening fantasy player to own. Pineda will carry a 5.13 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 143/35 K/BB ratio (119 1/3 innings) into a home date with the Indians when he next trots out to the mound.
Jul 31 - 4:50 PM

Michael Pineda held the Astros to one run in seven innings and struck out eight in a victory on Monday.

After stumbling in his first two starts of the month, Pineda has bounced back to allow one run in 13 innings his last two times out. He's sporting an outstanding 135/31 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings for the year.
Jul 25 - 11:19 PM

Michael Pineda hurled six shutout innings while whiffing eight batters during a 5-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

He gave up five harmless hits and issued two walks. Pineda has a 4-9 record and 5.25 ERA despite fanning 127 batters and walking only 29 in 106 1/3 innings. He makes a tempting buy-low target.
Jul 20 - 10:46 PM

Michael Pineda was tagged for five runs over five innings in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.

The five runs were the most he has allowed in a start since May 28. Pineda gave up five hits, with all of the damage coming on home runs. He served up three on Friday and has now allowed 18 homers through 18 starts this season. Pineda will look to bounce back when he brings a 5.56 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Jul 15 - 10:22 PM

Michael Pineda took a rough loss to the White Sox on Wednesday, coughing up five runs in six frames.

He gave up five hits and three walks. The White Sox were able to bunch most of those together in the second inning to put four quick runs on the board. Pineda struck out five batters in the game. He will take a 3-8 record and 5.38 ERA into the All Star break. His 10.67 strikeouts and 2.45 walks per nine innings hint at better things to come for the very large right-hander.
Jul 6 - 11:35 PM

Michael Pineda fanned 12 while allowing one run over six innings in the Yankees' 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

Pineda didn't factor into the decision. The Yankees lifted him from a 1-1 game after six because they were so excited about getting to their big three, and it worked out well, as Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman all pitched scoreless innings before the Yankees won on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth. Pineda probably had another inning left in him if needed. The one run he allowed came on a leadoff homer from Shin-Soo Choo that would have been a double or an out in most ballparks.
Jun 30 - 4:59 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Twins to one run over six innings Saturday as part of a no-decision.

While Pineda didn’t get the win, it was arguably his best start of the year. He allowed just two hits while walking one and striking out eight. The only run scored on a solo homer from Brian Dozier in the second inning. Pineda has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts, so he’s slowly earning back the trust of fantasy owners. His ERA has improved from 6.92 to 5.51 during that time. He’ll face the Rangers next week.
Jun 25 - 4:10 PM

Michael Pineda pitched decently in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander didn't walk a batter in the contest while punching out nine. The big blow against him was a two-run shot off the bat of Byung-Ho Park in the fourth inning. Pineda owns an outstanding 88/19 K/BB ratio over 77 1/3 innings on the year, but has given up too much hard contact and far too many home runs to have sustained success. He'll look to improve upon his 5.82 ERA and 1.49 WHIP when he takes on these same Twins in New York on Saturday.
Jun 18 - 5:19 PM

Michael Pineda pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, striking out eight and yielding two runs over six innings.

A sacrifice fly by Nick Castellanos in the fourth inning and an RBI ground out by Victor Martinez in the fifth accounted for all of the scoring on Pineda's line. Unfortunately -- and Yankee pitchers are probably accustomed to this by now -- the offense was unable to back him with any sort of run support. The 27-year-old right-hander has put forth some horrific results at times this season, but appears to have stopped the bleeding (for the most). In his last three starts, he has allowed six runs on 17 hits over 18 2/3 innings. Baby steps in an attempt to lower his current 5.88 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. He will look to make another move toward respectability (or at least another step away from embarrassment) in a road date with the Twins next time out.
Jun 12 - 6:11 PM

Michael Pineda held the Angels to three runs over seven frames in Tuesday's 6-3 victory.

He gave up another home run, but it was a second straight quality outing for Pineda, who yielded just four hits and a couple walks on the night while striking out four. He'll look to get the ERA back under 6.00 this weekend against the Tigers.
Jun 7 - 10:19 PM

Michael Pineda put it together Thursday, striking out eight while allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 Yankees win over the Tigers.

Pineda scattered seven hits -- and, importantly, no home runs -- while not walking a batter in the outing. It's those home runs, and just mistakes in general, that have killed the 27-year-old this year, as he's got a strong 67/15 K/BB ratio over 59 innings of work. If he can keep the ball in the yard like he did Thursday, his 6.41 ERA and 1.61 WHIP should come back to earth, too. He'll continue to work on those numbers Tuesday against the Angels.
Jun 3 - 1:22 AM

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