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Mariners' Pineda to make just 3 more starts

Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:03 pm
 
Michael PinedaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda will have just three more starts this season. The 22-year-old will make just three more starts this season, Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis told KJR 950-AM in Seattle (via Twitter).

Pineda will start Saturday at Oakland, Sept. 10 against the Royals and Sept. 21 at Minnesota.

Pineda was 8-5 with a 2.58 ERA through July 4 and looked to be a shoe-in for the American League Rookie of the Year, but in his last eight starts he's gone 2-6 with a 6.40 ERA. He's now 9-8 with a 3.71 ERA and has thrown 153 innings -- three more starts would put him somewhere around 170 innings -- in 25 starts. Last season, he threw 139 1/3 innings at Double-A and Triple-A, but elbow issues limited him to 47 1/3 innings in 2009. 

H/T Hardball Talk

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:40 am
 

Mariners' Pineda to make just 3 more starts

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Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Mariners' Pineda to make just 3 more starts

That was elbow issues in 2009.  He's healthy and needs to get stretched out to 200+ innings for next year.  For that matter, if they were going to shut down pitchers because a team is in last place, there would be quite a few high quality pitchers making millions during an early vacation.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Mariners' Pineda to make just 3 more starts

This guy has some incredible talent!  The Mariners should shut him down now since they are in last place and have absolutely no shot and nothing to lose.  If his elbow acts up in the next three starts and Pineda ends up missing time next year the Mariners will only have themselves to blame.  Get the elbow looked at now and get him the right treatment so he'll be ready to bring it next year when the M's may have a shot.  Stupid to even let him throw one more pitch this year!



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Mariners' Pineda to make just 3 more starts

Serious talent. Obviously still learning how to pitch. Needs a change up.


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