Pineda (4-9) tossed six shutout innings in Wednesday's win over the Orioles, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out eight. The big righty had given up 10 runs in his last 11 innings, but the Orioles lucked into seeing his good side. Pineda still owns an ugly 5.25 ERA thanks to having been blown up for five-plus runs on seven separate occasions among his 19 starts. That 127:29 K:BB suggests he should be facing better times if he can consistently keep the ball in the park, as his 1.52 HR/9 is easily the highest mark of his career. Pineda will make his next start against the Astros on Tuesday.
Pineda (3-9) surrendered five earned runs on five hits and a walk over five innings in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out six. The hard-throwing right-hander went five innings and gave up five earned runs for the second straight start, dropping his third consecutive decision in the process. Pineda was once again done in by the long ball, giving up a 398-foot solo blast to Ryan Hanigan in the third inning, and two-run homers to Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts in the fifth and sixth innings. While he looked like he'd figured things out during a month of June in which he produced a solid 2.75 ERA, Pineda is once again struggling over his first pair of July starts. The 27-year-old will try to right the ship next Wednesday versus the Orioles.
Pineda (3-8) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings to take the loss Wednesday at the White Sox. Pineda was rocked for four runs in the second inning while the Yankees' offense was unable to provide him any support, leading to his eighth loss of the season. This was the first time he's allowed more than three runs in a start over his last seven starts, and his ERA stands at 5.38 on the year. His next start will be after the All-Star break.
Pineda (3-7) pitched excellent in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday. He allowed just one run on two hits while walking three and striking out a season-high 12 batters. Largely disappointing through the season's first couple of months, Pineda put together a solid June in which he lowered his overall ERA in each outing. In 30 innings this month, the righty logged a 3.00 ERA while notching 37 strikeouts and just five walks. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old was only able to walk away with one victory in his six June starts.
Pineda did not factor into the decision Saturday versus the Twins for the second straight start, despite striking out eight and surrendering only two hits, an earned run and a walk over six innings. The hard-throwing righty was very sharp on the afternoon, firing 60 of his 94 pitches for strikes and generating 14 swinging strikes as well. The outing was another positive one for the 27-year-old, who'd come into the month with a 6.92 ERA. He's lowered that figure by almost a run and a half over his five trips to the mound in June, and has notched 37 whiffs in just 30 innings over that span as well. Pineda will look to get back in the win column next Thursday versus the Rangers.