Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/20/14)

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Michael Pineda (2-2, 1.82 ERA) makes his second start since coming off the DL against Scott Feldman (6-9, 4.45 ERA) and the Stros. Pineda was dominant in his return to the rotation retiring the first 12 Oriole batters he faced, but seemed to tire out by the fifth inning. Girardi took him out after 67 pitches. After dropping the first game of the series...
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What To Make Of The Yankees’ Replacement Starters

A remarkable thing happened in the first week of August. The New York Yankees took three of four games from a Detroit Tigers team that now boasts about as good a starting rotation as we’ve ever seen, at least on paper. Following their deadline acquisition of former Rays ace David Price, the Tigers can now roll out a rotation featuring Max Scherzer (2013 Cy Young winner), Price...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda & Hal Remind Everyone That Offense Is The Problem For Yankees

The good news about last night's game against the Orioles was Michael Pineda:  5IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 4K.  Pineda threw 67 pitches in a very solid return to the Yankees rotation, after not having pitched since late April.The bad news, in spite of the fact that the bullpen had a bad night, was the offense. Or, was it? Does the fact that something happens almost every night make...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 119: Bullpen struggles in Pineda’s return

Tonight, for the first time since April, Michael Pineda took the mound for the Yankees. Michael Pineda pitched a scoreless first inning that featured a 95 mph fastball to strikeout Chris Davis. He would finish the second inning with a strikeout and the Yankees would snap a hitless streak that is indicative of their offensive woes. Entering tonight’s game, the Yankees are 0-for...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

One Red Sox fan's advice for Michael Pineda (video)

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe last time we saw New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was back in April, standing on the mound at Fenway Park as the home plate umpire was inspecting him for a suspicious-looking substance on his neck which, of course, turned out to be pine tar.Pineda was immediately thrown out of the game and pine tar - and its use by pitchers - became...
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Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda activated for start

Michael Pineda has been activated and will be on the mound against Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles.The @Yankees reinstate RHP Michael Pineda from 60-day DL; designate RHP Chris Leroux for assignment.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) August 13, 2014 Pineda's return should provide a major boost for the Yankee rotation.  Because of injuries to players like, CC ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda returns to mound tonight against O's

The question was perfectly legitimate, if a bit abrupt -- "Will you continue to use pine tar?" -- and when a reporter asked it of him in the Yankees' clubhouse before Monday night's game with the Orioles, it seemed to hit Michael Pineda like a cold slap in the face. He literally recoiled from the words before fixing his questioner with a stare and answering in...
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Baseball Profcast: Pineda’s Return

In Episode 113, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Zach Pincince (@ZachPincince)  recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league.. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: What to expect from Michael Pineda Can Robinson Cano win the batting title? Giancarlo Stanton’s power and where it ranks in baseball...
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Is Pineda ready for the big pressure game?

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images We’ve all had pretty mixed opinions over Michael Pineda this year. From the now irrelevant the pine tar incident, to multiple injury setbacks, Pineda has been a question mark since putting on the pinstripes. Monday the Yankees announced that he would start Wednesday. “We feel he’s ready now. It’s nice,” said manager Joe Girardi. The only question...
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New York Yankees desperate, call up Pineda

After a jaw dropping 11-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, the New York Yankees are pulling out all the stops. He hasn’t pitched for the team since April, but Michael Pineda is back. Pineda will make his first appearance on Wednesday since his 10 day suspension on April 23rd when he was caught with pine tar on his neck during a game against long time rival, Boston...
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Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda to start Wednesday

The New York Yankees will soon have some reinforcement on the mound as they will get back one of their four injured Opening Day starters. On Monday, the Yankees announced that they will activate right-hander Michael Pineda in time for Wednesday's game with the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the team the Yankees are chasing in the A.L. East.#Yankees to activate Michael Pineda...
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Yankees' Pineda to make first start since pine tar suspension

  New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound. Pineda last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected from a game against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension from Major League Baseball for ''possessing a foreign substance on his person.'' Pineda...
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Yankees RHP Pineda to return from DL on Wednesday

BALTIMORE (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound. Pineda last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected from a game against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension from Major League Baseball for ''possessing a foreign substance on his person...
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Michael Pineda to Start Wednesday vs Orioles

#487345847 / gettyimages.com Michael Pineda was pitching very well before injuring his back, which has kept him without a start since April 23rd.  Michael Pineda will be back on the mound on Wednesday vs. the Orioles according to Sweeney Murti of WFAN. The New York Yankees are battling for relevance in a AL wild card race that is heating up.   One of their problems has been a...
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Michael Pineda set to return for Yankees this week; a worthy mixed league addition

With 7.2 innings of one run ball behind him on a two-outing rehab stint in AAA, Michael Pineda is eyeing a Wednesday return for the New York Yankees when they take on the Baltimore Orioles. Out since late April, the 25-year-old Pineda was enjoying a strong start to the season before injury struck. Available in 69% of leagues, Pineda has plenty to offer mixed leaguers chasing a fantasy...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda wants to join Yankees after sharp outing

The Yankees rotation is getting closer to looking a little more like it was supposed to. Michael Pineda may soon be on his way back to The Bronx, following a second successful rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, in which he allowed one run over 4 ¹/₃ innings and struck out seven Friday night at PNC Park. The losing pitcher in the 2-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes on Tex, McCann, and Pineda

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Yankees still dealing with injuries, but they seem to pile up at the worst possible times. Mark Teixeira is still only at 50% according to Meredith Marakovits. The stitches in his pinky are not the issue, it’s a sore joint in that finger. He is having a hard time gripping the bat, but is taking some light swings in the cage today with Kevin Long according...
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Michael Pineda set to rejoin Yankees’ rotation next week

Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since getting booted from his April 23 start for having pine tar on his neck, but after a suspension followed by a lengthy disabled list stint for shoulder/back problems he’s finally ready to return. Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News reports that Pineda is scheduled to rejoin the Yankees’ rotation on August 13 against the Orioles.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda to make his final rehab start today

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Most of us were pretty doubtful that we would see Michael Pineda again this season, but now it looks like he’s just about ready to rejoin the team. Pineda will make his final rehab start today with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and then if all goes according to plan he will rejoin the team Wednesday in Baltimore. Pineda is scheduled to throw...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda hopes to make return next Wednesday

Michael Pineda was at Yankee Stadium throwing a bullpen session this afternoon, and yes, he will pitch on Friday. But no, not in the Bronx. Pineda told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday evening he will be pitching at least one more time for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. But that might be it for his rehab assignment. According to Pineda, who threw 58 pitches in his first rehab...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda completes first rehab start

In his first rehab start since being placed on the disabled list back in early May, Michael Pineda looked pretty good this afternoon. Pineda gave up just three hits over 3.1 innings of work today for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field. Pineda came out for the fourth inning gave up a lead off double, retired the next batter and was then pulled after 58 pitches. His...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees not ruling out Pineda for rest of 2014

Sunday is the beginning of a 30-day rehab gig for Michael Pineda. Though the Yankees want to believe the right-handed starter will pitch again for them this season, they shouldn’t stop scouring for another starter. Pineda is scheduled to throw 60-to-65 pitches for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre after two bullpen/simulated-game situations in Tampa. Considering Pineda’s injury...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes on Pineda, Roster Moves and Refsynder

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images) With all the moves made yesterday a few tidbits of news went unnoticed. First off GM Brian Cashman feels optimistic about the return of Michael Pineda. It was announced earlier this week that Pineda will start his final rehab assignment this weekend, but there was some speculation about where he would go. Via Bryan Hoch, Cashman said Pineda...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda, Kelly Johnson

The New York Yankees entered Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers with a 55-51 record, just four and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Yankees are in the thick of the division race despite being in the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA. The good news is that two key components to the team, pitcher Michael Pineda and third...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Preparing for Michael Pineda’s Return

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) This year’s Yankees team seems to have the opposite problem than that of last year—instead of all the position players being injured, it’s been the pitchers who have spent the most time on the disabled list. It’s produced a similar result: through this point last season, the Yankees were 4 games over .500 and had been outscored by nine runs...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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