Pineda (6-12) gave up five earned runs on six hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's 8-1 loss to the Orioles. He struck out five. The hard-throwing righty was lit up over the fourth and fifth innings, giving up a two-RBI double to Jonathan Schoop and homers to Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo, with the latter's two-run blast in the fifth chasing Pineda from the game. The 27-year-old had been very solid over his previous four starts-- giving up just five earned runs over the 23.2 innings covering that span-- so Friday's results represented a definite regression. Pineda wraps up a disappointing 2016 with a career-high 12 losses, 1.35 WHIP and 4.82 ERA.
Pineda (6-11) allowed just one run on three hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out seven Sunday, but came away with a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Despite having little to show for it, he's been very effective in September, posting a 2.66 ERA and 34:10 K:BB in 23.2 innings across five starts. Pineda's last decision, a loss, came on Aug. 29, while he last recorded a victory all the way back on Aug. 5. He'll get one more shot at another win at home Friday against the Orioles.
Pineda pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 11 Rays in Tuesday's no-decision. Tuesday marked Pineda's 12th game this season with at least eight strikeouts, the most by a Yankee right-hander since Mike Mussina in 2003. He also became the first in team history with at least 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings or fewer. Despite the 27-year-old's somewhat historic outing, Pineda still remains winless in his last eight starts dating back to Aug. 5. On the bright side, he did push his ERA back down to 4.89, tying his season-best mark from Aug. 16. Pineda will make his next start in Toronto on Sunday.
Pineda threw four shutout innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday before a pair of rain delays ended his night. He gave up two hits, two walks, and struck out five. Pineda was matching Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the early innings, but a pair of rain delays cut his start short after 82 pitches. Pineda has now failed to finish the fifth inning in each of his last three starts, and has thrown seven innings only twice all season in 29 starts. Pineda lowered his ERA to 4.94 with the start, and raised his strikeout total to 184. He'll hope to go deeper into the game when he next takes the hill against the Rays on Tuesday.
Pineda didn't factor into the decision against the Rays on Friday despite striking out seven over 4.2 innings, during which he gave up two earned runs on six hits and two walks. Both runs came on solo homers in back-to-back at-bats in the fourth, with Logan Morrison blasting a 432-foot shot to right and Steven Souza, Jr. following up with a 358-foot blast to left. Pineda missed plenty of bats otherwise, notching an impressive 18 swinging strikes over his 77 pitches. The righty has failed to reach the fifth inning in either of his last two starts due to some elevated pitch counts, but has actually only surrendered four earned runs over that span. He was actually worse in the previous pair of trips to the mound, giving up five earned runs apiece against the Mariners and Royals to close out August. He'll look for his first victory since Aug. 5 when he takes on the Dodgers next Wednesday.
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