Michael Pineda SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Pineda allowed one run on seven hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out six over 6.2 innings of a 5-1 win against Boston on Friday night.

After a disastrous start on June 22 (eight runs on 11 hits over 3.1 innings) Pineda (9-5, 3.64 ERA) has been razor sharp. In his last three starts, he has allowed just three earned runs while compiling a sparkling 24:1 K:BB ratio. He'll look to carry his recent success into the second half.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 4 weeks ago

Pineda was denied a well-deserved win Saturday, tossing seven shutout innings and giving up just five hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Dellin Betances blew a rare save to saddle Pineda with a no-decision. The big righty now has an impressive 18:1 K:BB ratio over his last two starts, and will try to keep his momentum going on Friday in Boston.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda was a tough-luck loser against the Astros, pitching a complete game with eight strikeouts and three runs (two earned) Sunday.

It was a strong bounce-back performance for Pineda after what was arguably the worst start of his career. The eight strikeouts and no walks push his season totals to an impressive 95:12 K:BB ratio -- good for an AL-leading 7.92 K/BB. He'll look to get back in the win column his next time out over the weekend against the Rays.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda allowed eight runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings as he took his fourth loss Monday against the Phillies.

Pineda didn't strike out a batter for the first time in his career. His velocity was there -- his fastball topped out at 97.0 MPH -- but the Phillies were all over him. His 11 hits allowed were also a career worst. He has now given up four runs or more in four of his past six starts and has seen his ERA rise from 3.31 to 4.25 in that span. He still has a 32:9 K:BB in 33 innings in that span, however.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 1 month ago

Pineda was great Wednesday, allowing just one run on one hit with nine strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work while picking up the win against the Marlins.

Pineda carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before surrendering a home run to Christian Yelich -- the only hit he gave up. It was a big bounce back performance after he failed to make it out of the fifth his last time around, and improved his record to 8-3. Pineda will look to keep it going his next time out, currently scheduled to come Monday against the Phillies.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 months ago

Pineda allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits, walking two and striking out two over 4.1 innings of an 11-3 loss to Baltimore on Friday night.

Pineda (7-3, 3.74 ERA) had his last start skipped as the Yankees try to curtail his innings following shoulder problems that limited him in 2014. He has a history of struggling with extra rest and he was clearly not as sharp as usual, leaving both his slider and change-up out over the plate as the Orioles slashed multiple hard hit balls. When he's on, he can be a monster, but with the innings limitations he could be frustratingly unpredictable.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 months ago

Pineda will have his start skipped Sunday in an effort to limit his innings, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

He threw 170 innings in 2011, but only 76.1 last season, and he is currently on pace for over 200 innings this season. There is no injury to be concerned about with Pineda, but manager Joe Girardi said he may skip Pineda again later this season. CC Sabathia will take the ball Sunday instead and Pineda will make his next start June 12 at Baltimore.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 months ago

Pineda struck out nine and walked two while holding the Mariners to two runs on seven hits over six innings Monday night in a winning effort.

With the victory, Pineda improved to 7-2 for the season. He's carrying a 3.33 ERA with room to get better (2.39 FIP) thanks to a tidy 2.4% walk rate (the same elite mark he held in 2014). Pineda will take the ball against the Angels at home Sunday in his next scheduled start.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 months 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 2 months 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.