Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy, July 4th

Happy Independence Day! Baseball is sweet, but freedom is sweeter. Before you get to your burgers and beers, take a peek at the discussion for today’s slate on DraftKings. As is tradition, I’ve included a discussion on the pitching situation, the best teams to stack from as well as a set of individual player rankings.   If you don’t have an account at DraftKings yet, today...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: June letdowns

Another month, another set of players who struggled to get a rhythm going. June is an important point in the season for slumping players, as upper management has to decide if this poor month was simply a rough patch or a ominous sign of bad things to come. Like all other teams, the New York Yankees had their share of players who scuffled both on the mound and at the plate. Here...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda’s Cutter is His Bread and Butter

Michael Pineda has been nothing short of dominant this year. Sure, his 4.08 ERA isn't too dazzling, but with a 2.73 FIP and 2.80 SIERA, it seems as though sequencing and BABIP have hurt him more than poor pitching. Take a glance at Pineda's .349 BABIP — a number 60 points above his career average .279 — and it isn't too difficult to see an overly inflated ERA, especially given...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Drop Winnable Finale To Astros, Drop To Third In AL East

The Yankees dropped Sunday’s finale against the Houston Astros and, although they were able to split the series despite a terrible opener on Friday and an absolute mess of a start on Saturday from Masahiro Tanaka, the best way to describe Sunday’s game was disappointing.Michael Pineda, the good version, showed up in a big way on Sunday, giving the team 8 innings and 8 strikeouts...
Via Lady At The Bat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 76 vs. the Houston Astros

After winning two of the last three games in Texas, the New York Yankees lost the final bout of the four game series against the Houston Astros. A pitching duel was displayed all game, but the Yankees offense just couldn’t do enough to help secure the win. Here are my instant reactions to today’s 3-1 loss. Michael Pineda rebounds In his last four starts, Big Mike has been off...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees need to trust their pitchers

Recently, fellow writer Dan Federico wrote an article on viable pitching options for the New York Yankees to trade for. However, this would be the typical thing for the Yankees to do when they may just need to trust the pitchers that they currently have. People are hitting the panic button with the Yankees because their pitching rotation has struggled as of late. But, the Yankees...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Jun 24

On Monday I selected Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda, and a Twins stack. It didn’t quite go as expected. First, my concerns over Hernandez facing the Royals were realized as KC made about as much contact as you’d expect. I should have swapped Felix out for Clayton Kershaw once it looked like the weather was going to hold, but I didn’t do that in this lineup. Pineda was over...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda’s struggles continue

The New York Yankees knew what they were getting when they traded for Michael Pineda back in early 2012. They got a hard throwing righty that they expected to be the ace of their staff in the not so distant future. Pineda, currently the number two starter behind Masahiro Tanaka, would miss his first two seasons in pinstripes due to a torn muscle in his pitching shoulder. He would...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 70 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

After the New York Yankees took two out of three games from the Detroit Tigers, they were looking to add more games in the win column against the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately for the club, they gave up 10+ runs for the second time in two days, in route to an 11-9 loss. Let’s take a look at my instant reactions from last night’s game. Second best pitcher, second bad start...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

For Yankees, Rotation Inconsistency Bound To Get Worse

Well, at least you can count on Michael Pineda to be one thing this season: Inconsistent.After taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last start, Pineda failed to get out of the fourth last night. He gave up eight runs on eleven hits, with no strikeouts, to the Philadelphia Phillies, the worst team in baseball.What's the reason for this inconsistency? Is he hurt? Does...
Via Lady At The Bat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees look to end home stand against Philadelphia Phillies on a high note

With the exception of their last game, the New York Yankees have had a very successful home stand so far. Now, the worst team in the league in the Philadelphia Phillies come into town as the Yankees hope to end their home stand on a high note. The first pitching match-up appears to be the most interesting of the series. The Yankees will hand the ball to Michael Pineda, who was flirting...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: June 22

​ There’s a very limited slate of action on this baseball Monday, as just 14 teams are in action. Still, we managed to find you a few different matchups or pitchers to keep an eye on. Check ’em out: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Tsuyoshi Wada (CHC) 8:05 p.m. ET Even though he lost last time out, facing Kershaw has been an unenviable task of late, as he’s set out to overcome...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Homegrown Adam Warren Likely Headed To Yankees Pen Despite Consistency

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a stinker on Sunday afternoon when he was lit up for 10 hits and 5 ERs in just 5.0 IP.  With that, the award for best pitching performance by a Yankees pitcher goes to: Adam Warren. He hasn't been as purely dominant as Michel Pineda or Nathan Eovaldi, but he has done something neither of them could do:  In his last start (on Friday against Detroit) he gave...
Via Lady At The Bat
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies-Yankees Preview

Michael Pineda took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last start. Now he'll face a team with baseball's worst record that has dropped 12 straight on the road. Pineda has also been stellar in interleague play and will look to get the New York Yankees off to a winning start in this three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. The right-hander threw...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Mike, Umpire Review Help Yankees Take Series Opener vs Marlins

Last night the Yankees began their longest home stand to date, defeating the Miami Marlins 2-1. Michael Pineda flirted with history, which might have been forgotten had one of the plate umpire's calls not been overturned after Adeiny Hechavarria slid into home plate. I watched that replay probably half a dozen times. I still don't know if Hechavarria was safe or out. On YES, Michael...
Via Lady At The Bat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Marlins' Dee Gordon let down his bat and take third strike

The Miami Marlins were nearly no-hit on Wednesday by the New York Yankees, and it was evident from the get-go that it wouldn't be their night in the batter's box. Facing starter Michael Pineda in the game's opening at-bat, Dee Gordon fell into a 2-2 hole after taking two strikes looking. Instead of taking a hack at the next pitch or trying to fight it off to keep the AB going, Gordon...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod reaches 2,997 hits, Pineda pitches Yankees past Marlins

  Alex Rodriguez singled twice to raise his career hits total to 2,997, Michael Pineda carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing Christian Yelich's home run, and the New York Yankees beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night. On a night when Yankees manager Joe Girardi was spared having to decide whether to lift Pineda with a high pitch count and New York benefited...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Pineda has no-hit bid vs Marlins through 6 innings

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has held the Miami Marlins hitless through six innings but might not be allowed to throw a complete game because of a high pitch count. The 26-year-old right-hander had allowed just two baserunners Wednesday night, walking Christian Yelich with two outs in the fourth inning and Justin Bour with one out in the fifth. After needing 43 pitches...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles beat Yankees 11-3 for 5th straight win

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Davis homered and drove in four runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees 11-3 Friday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Caleb Joseph hit a solo shot and Jimmy Paredes had three singles and two RBIs for the Orioles, who reached .500 (30-30) for the first time since May 5. Baltimore has won seven of eight following...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Changes On The Horizon For The Yankees

Way back in April 1979, the Yankees lost future Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage to a thumb injury, the result of a locker room altercation with backup catcher Cliff Johnson. Starter Ron Guidry, the ace of their staff,  volunteered to take over  the Goose's role as closer. The Yankees took Guidry up on his offer, but only for two relief appearances in early May, one that resulted...
Via Lady At The Bat
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Team skips Michael Pineda’s next start

Michael Pineda The New York Yankees are skipping Michael Pineda‘s next scheduled start, but it isn’t due to poor performance from the physically imposing righty. In fact, he’s pitching quite well–Pineda’s seven wins and 76 strikeouts lead the team, while his ERA is bettered only by that of Masahiro Tanaka, who’s missed most of the season to this point with a forearm...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Being New York Yankees’ Best Pitcher, Michael Pineda Will Miss Next Start

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 01: Starting pitcher Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on June 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Injuries have been an issue throughout the short career of New York Yankees’ pitcher, Michael Pineda. When Joe Girardi announced that Pineda would...
Via The Sports Journal
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda Outduels Felix Hernandez in Seattle

Back in 2012, the Mariners and Yankees executed a trade that sent pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees for catcher and big bat Jesus Montero. The Yankees were in search of pitching at the time while the Mariners were in dire need of a bat and that is why this was supposedly a great trade for both sides. Pineda had just made the All Star game for Seattle while Montero was breaking...
Via Baseball Essential
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: June 1

Just 22 teams are in action on this baseball Monday, but there are a handful of matchups we think you’ll really enjoy. Check ’em out: Michael Pineda (NYY) vs. Felix Hernandez (SEA) 10:10 p.m. ET The former teammates clash in Seattle as the ultra-efficient Pineda takes on the ageless King Felix. Here’s the updated rundown of everyone he’s walked this year: David DeJesus...
Via The Sports Post
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Pineda back in Seattle, surging Twins at Fenway

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- KING AND HIS PRINCE Michael Pineda makes his first start in Seattle since the Mariners traded him to the Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero before the 2012 season. Pineda faces Felix Hernandez (8-1) - they were both All-Stars a year before deal. ''It's going to be a great game. He's good. I want to win it,'' Pineda...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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