Yankees starter Michael Pineda lasted only 3 2/3 innings Sunday, allowing four runs on six hits while falling to Baltimore. It was an up-and-down season for Pineda, who ended the year with a 4.37 ERA, though a 3.34 FIP suggests he suffered from bad luck. He started the year strong before landing on the disabled list, and posted a 5.80 ERA in the second half. Should the Yankees advance past the Tuesday wild card game, Pineda figures to be in the playoff rotation.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda got rocked Tuesday for seven runs on seven hits over six innings against the Red Sox. After posting a 3.64 ERA in the first half, Pineda's second half ERA is now approaching 5.00, so he will be a difficult pitcher to evaluate during the offseason. Pineda will make his final start of the year Sunday in Baltimore.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda outduelded White Sox ace Chris Sale on Thursday, as he struck out six while allowing one run on eight hits across six innings in a 3-2 win. The successful outing is nice to see as he drew 18 swinging strikes, but the length is becoming worrisome. Pineda has not eclipsed 100 pitches in seven straight starts and it looks as though he is being handled with kid gloves. The oft-injured Pineda has all the potential in the world, but he becomes limited when he can't go deep into games. This might be a case of the Yankees saving him for the playoffs, but could also lower his Fantasy value going into next season.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda picked up his 11th win of the season Saturday, tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings and allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four. Two of the hits lead off the sixth inning for the Mets, forcing manager Joe Girardi into using a quick hook in a game the Yankees couldn't afford to let slip through their fingers. Pineda now has just one quality start in five outings since coming off the DL at the end of August, but he'll look to build on this shutout performance in his next start, at home Thursday against the White Sox.
In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Yankees starter Michael Pineda gave up four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Pineda walked two and struck out three, but was done in by the longball in this one. The balls were flying out of Yankee Stadium on Saturday, as the two teams combined for seven homers in the opener of the twinbill. Pineda gave up three of them--solo shots to Jose Bautista and Ben Revere, and then a game-tying two-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion. Pineda was handed a no-decision, as the Yankees dropped the game 9-5 to the Blue Jays in extra innings. In four starts since returning from the disabled list, Pineda is 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA.