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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 held the Blue Jays to one run over 5 2/3 innings while recording seven strikeouts in a no-decision Sunday.
Pineda was inefficient as he often can be, but the only run he allowed on the day was a solo home run to Jose Bautista in the fourth inning. It was the big right-hander's fifth straight no-decision, and he hasn't picked up a victory since August 5. Pineda's final start of the season will come Friday against the Orioles. Sep 25 - 4:54 PM

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Michael Pineda lasted just 5 1/3 innings but recorded 11 strikeouts in a no-decision Tuesday as the Yankees downed the Rays 5-3.

He needed 98 pitches to get through his 5 1/3 frames, but that can happen when you pile up 11 punchouts. Pineda surrendered a two-run triple to Brad Miller in the third inning but held the Rays off the scoreboard otherwise and was let off the hook when the Yanks rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. He'll take on the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
Sep 20 - 10:45 PM

Michael Pineda was not long for Wednesday's no-decision against the Dodgers, tossing four shutout innings.

Pineda struck out five, walked two and allowed two hits over his four innings of work. Weather and an escalating pitch-count knocked him out of the game, as he was lifted after a rain delay of about 25 minutes having thrown 82 pitches (50 strikes). He will carry a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 184/46 K/BB ratio (160 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Rays next time out. Pineda has failed to make it through five innings in each of his last three starts.
Sep 14 - 8:15 PM

Michael Pineda racked up seven strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

Pineda allowed six hits and two walks on the night. Aside from back-to-back solo homers from Steven Souza and Logan Morrison in the fourth inning, Pineda was dominant. Unfortunately for him and for fantasy owners, a lengthy rain delay cost him a shot at earning his seventh victory. While immensely talented, he has been far too inconsistent this season, leading to his disappointing 5.07 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. He'll do battle against the Dodgers on Wednesday in New York.
Sep 10 - 12:34 AM

Michael Pineda managed only four-plus innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Orioles, allowing two runs on five hits over four-plus innings.

Joe Girardi gave Pineda every chance to limp through five innings in order to qualify for a decision in the eventual 5-2 victory, but Pineda would not comply. Opening the fifth inning, he surrendered a single to Adam Jones and an RBI double to Pedro Alvarez before Girardi decided he had seen enough. A home start against the Rays shows next on his schedule. He will carry a limp 5.49 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into that one.
Sep 4 - 5:29 PM

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

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

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C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Rob Refsnyder
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Donovan Solano
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Eric Young Jr.
3Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
2Billy Butler
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
7Bryan Mitchell
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PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Anthony Swarzak
9Kirby Yates
10James Pazos
11Luis Severino
12Jonathan Holder
13Nick Goody
14Richard Bleier