Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 days ago

Pineda (6-2) gave up a solo homer, but no other runs over 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Royals. He struck out eight, allowing six hits and a walk.

He'd struggled over his last two outings, taking a pair of losses while allowing 12 runs (nine earned) on 18 hits in just 11.1 innings, but Pineda bounced right back with a dominant effort. It looks like we might be in for some inconsistency, and it's questionable how many innings he has in him after only 76.1 last year, but Pineda's been one of the trustier fantasy starters around. He'll go against his old team, the Mariners, on Monday.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 week ago

Pineda allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits, walking one and striking out four over six innings of a 10-9 loss to the Rangers on Friday night.

Pineda (5-2, 3.59 ERA) struggled for a second consecutive game. After a pair of starts where he allowed just one run over 15 innings while striking out 22 batters, he has now been smacked around for 12 runs (nine earned) over his last two starts. Clearly capable of dominating performances when he's on, the inconsistency is frustrating, and potentially an even more serious concern given his injury history.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Pineda surrendered five runs on 10 hits in his first loss of the season against the Royals on Friday.

Pineda got roughed up on Friday by the Royals on his way to his first loss of the year. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out just one as the Royals pounded the ball all over the place. He now holds a record of 5-1 with a 3.31 ERA on the year, and he'll look to get back on track against Washington next week.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Pineda improved to 5-0 as he struck out a career-high 16 while allowing just one run over seven innings against the Orioles on Sunday.

Pineda was nearly untouchable Sunday in what may have been the best start of his career, as all but five outs came via the strikeout. He got off to a slow start to the season, but Pineda has since lowered his ERA to 2.72 and sports an incredible 54:3 K:BB ratio. He'll look to keep his hot streak going in his next start Friday against the Royals

Michael Pineda SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Pineda tossed eight shutout innings Tuesday, allowing five hits and one walk with six strikeouts against the Blue Jays to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Pineda had not pitched eight innings in a game since September 2011, and this latest performance matched the deepest he has ever gone into a big league game. He has emerged as the Yankees' ace and issued his first walk in 20 innings with the free pass he issued to Ezequiel Carrera in the third inning Tuesday. While durability has been an issue for Pineda in the past, there are not many pitchers going better than he is right now in the American League.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five over 5.2 innings Wednesday in an eventual 13-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

Pineda's start was pushed up two days thanks to Masahiro Tanaka's injury, and he pitched well despite missing out on a quality start. The big Dominican righty is off to a strong start to the year despite a relatively modest 3.73 ERA, as he's still walked only two batters while striking out 32 in 31.1 innings.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda is expected to start Wednesday against the Rays rather than have his start pushed back to Friday as originally planned, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Pineda was originally slated to receive two extra days of rest as the club went to a six-man rotation for the week, but with Wednesday's scheduled starter Masahiro Tanaka heading to the disabled list with a mild forearm strain, Pineda would be in line to make the start on regular rest. No official announcement has been made yet, but manager Joe Girardi will likely address the issue either Tuesday night or earlier Wednesday morning.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda's next start will be pushed back to Friday against the Red Sox, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Rather than keeping Pineda on track for a turn earlier in the week against the light-hitting Rays, manager Joe Girardi decided it was best to save the right-hander for an outing against the powerful Red Sox lineup. While the change isn't necessarily helpful for Pineda's fantasy owners, it illustrates the high regard in which he's held. Though he has a rather pedestrian 3.86 ERA over 25.2 innings, Pineda's sterling 27:2 K:BB ratio suggest he's due for some improvement in his traditional numbers in the near future.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda improved to 3-0 Friday night, allowing one run on five hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out seven over 7.2 innings in the Yankees 6-1 win over the Mets.

He lowered his ERA to 3.86 in his best start of the season. The key was being much more efficient as he tossed 100 pitches (78 for strikes) in covering the 7.2 innings. If he can stay healthy, when he settles in Pineda has the skill set to be a significant contributor to a fantasy rotation.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda picked up his second win of the season on Sunday against the Rays, giving up three runs and striking out five over 5.2 innings.

The big righty lowered his ERA to an even 5.00 on the year, and while he hasn't been at his best, he still has a 2-0 record to show for his efforts. Pineda has been mildly victimized by the longball in his last two starts and would become a solid fantasy starter if he could maintain his strikeout rate and limit the home run damage.