Michael Pineda
SP NYY
5 days ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 week ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
3 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
4 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda recorded nine strikeouts against the Twins on Saturday but failed to factor into the decision, surrendering six hits and four runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

The hard-throwing righty tied his season high with nine whiffs, and induced 13 swinging strikes overall. Pineda has now struck out at least eight batters in three of his last four trips to the mound, but is only 1-1 over that span. His ERA remains a bloated 5.82, but is actually an improvement from the 6.92 figure he started the month with. He'll try to get back on the winning side of the ledger next Saturday in a rematch against this same Twins squad.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda (3-7) tossed six innings Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight in a 4-1 loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

It was his second straight quality start and sixth of the season, but with Michael Fulmer busy extending his scoreless streak for Detroit, giving up any runs at all was going to doom Pineda to a loss. After a brutal May, he now has a respectable 2.89 ERA in three June starts with a 20:4 K:BB in 18.2 innings. If he's floating around in your free agent pool it might be time to fish him out ahead of Saturday's outing in Minnesota.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
2 months ago

Pineda (3-6) pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing three runs, four hits and two walks while striking out four in Tuesday's win against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Despite an awful 6.14 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, Pineda has shown improvement in his recent outings. The right-hander's 9.68 K/9 is among the elite arms in MLB, and Pineda's 2.32 BB/9 is better than average. His fastball (93.6 mph) is clocking faster than it has since the 27-year-old's rookie season in 2011. Pineda will look to keep progressing when he takes the hill in his next start on Sunday against the Tigers.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
2 months ago

Pineda tossed 5.2 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision Thursday against Detroit. He allowed one run on seven hits with eight strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like Girardi's pep talk worked, as Pineda pitched his best game of the year so far. He didn't finish the sixth inning, but the eight strikeouts were his second-highest total this season, and the lone run allowed was the fewest he's permitted in 2016. His ERA is still pretty high at 6.41, but he will look to keep it going in his next start against the Angels at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
2 months ago

Despite his struggles on the mound, manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday that Pineda will make his next scheduled start Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. "We've seen Michael be really good..it's in there, we just have to get it out," said Girardi.

EDGE Analysis

Pineda allowed six runs on nine hits while lasting just 3.2 innings in his last start, bumping his ERA up to 6.92 on the season. While that certainly warrants a removal from the rotation in most cases, Pineda has a track record of decent success and it appears the Yankees aren't quite ready to give up on him. However, he faces another tough matchup in Detroit, whose offense has recently begun living up to expectations.