Michael Pineda
SP NYY
4 days ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 week ago

Pineda (6-11) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 11 Rays in Tuesday's no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
2 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
3 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
4 weeks ago

Pineda (6-11) needed 87 pitches to get through four innings Sunday as he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four, coming away with a no-decision in a 5-2 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

It was his shortest outing since he got chased after 3.2 innings in Tampa Bay on May 28 but Pineda has managed to pitch six innings just three times in his last six starts, posting a shaky 5.01 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 32.1 innings over that stretch. He'll next take the mound at home Friday against those same Rays.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda (6-11) allowed five runs on seven hits despite eight strikeouts in a loss Monday to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This start serves as a microcosm for Pineda's season. He owns a brilliant 168:40 K:BB in 147.2 innings, but his inability to keep runners off the bases (158 hits allowed) has cancelled out his strikeout mastery. He was partially let down by his bullpen Monday night -- he allowed two baserunners to open the ninth, who were promptly allowed to score by reliever Blake Parker. Still, Pineda's struggles with hits (9.6 H/9) and home runs (1.3 HR/9) have kept him from reaching his potential this season.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda will make his next start Monday against the Royals, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pineda was initially slated to start Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, but the Yankees have opted to swap him with C.C. Sabathia. So it will now be Sabathia on the hill Sunday, while Pineda takes the mound for Monday's series-opener in Kansas City.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the ninth time this season Pineda has allowed five runs or more in just 25 starts. When he is taking such beatings in over a third of his starts, it doesn't matter that Pineda is one of the nastiest pitchers in the game. Pineda induced 13 swinging strikes in 83 pitches and it wasn't enough to keep runs off the board. Similarly, Pineda's 160 strikeouts in just 141.2 innings has resulted in just a 5.02 ERA for him this season, as he has been too inconsistent to make his big-time stuff count.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
1 month ago

Pineda limited the Blue Jays to just four hits without a run in five innings Tuesday, striking out two and walking none before having his night cut short by a 44-minute rain delay and watching the bullpen blow a 6-0 lead.

EDGE Analysis

Pineda has found success pitching to contact more in his last two starts, striking out just five while giving up only two runs over 11 innings. He was really cruising before the rain came, and would've been able to pitch deep into the game after needing just 68 pitches to get through five frames. This no-decision was a terribly unlucky result considering how good Pineda was looking, and just how bad the bullpen had to be to deny him a win. The right-hander should be well-rested for Monday's start in Seattle given that he'll be working on an extra day of rest following a shortened outing.

Michael Pineda
SP NYY
2 months ago

Pineda (6-10) lasted six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out three in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Pineda was able to manage a quality start after failing to do so in his previous two outings. The 27-year-old flamethrower has been disappointing in terms of wins and ERA, but his strikeout and walk rates are superb. If he could just somehow keep the ball in the yard (1.44 HR/9), he'd be worth starting in most leagues.