Yankees game 162: Pineda finishes strong in Jeter’s final finale

New York Yankees 9 — Boston Red Sox 5 Michael Pineda pitched six plus strong to end Jeter’s final season with a win. After the ceremony in honor of Derek Jeter, in the words of The Captain, “we got a game to play.” In the first inning, against Clay Buchholz, Derek Jeter would be the second of three outs in the inning, a line out to shortstop Jemile Weeks. Michael Pineda would...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 162: Red Sox look to spoil the Captain's last game

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterIf the Red Sox spoil Derek Jeter's last game, this whole season will be worth it...Ok, I'm kidding. But the Red Sox will be looking to end this season on a high note and spoil the last stop on the "Jeter Farewell Tour" at Fenway today. The Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz (8-10, 5.31 ERA) to the mound against Michael...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Derek Jeter’s Curtain Call (9/28/14)

The legend comes to an end and Michael Pineda (4-5, 1.93 ERA) and Clay Buchholz (8-10, 5.31 ERA) get a front row seat. Pineda has come a long way since the pine tar incident against the Red Sox earlier in the year. His last time out he threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings holding the Orioles to just one hit and at one point retired 13 in a row. Buchholz had a shutout going against the Rays...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda’s Not Messing Around

When the Yankees traded for Michael Pineda, they didn’t know he’d need surgery on his shoulder labrum. Had they known that, they certainly wouldn’t have agreed to the move. See, that’s because labral tears are big deals, the sorts of things that can end careers before they really get started. Anyhow, Pineda underwent the operation, […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

If You Like Michael Pineda, And Making Love In The Rain

Didja you know The Captain from Captain & Tennille's real name is Daryl Dragon? Why would this guy have a nickname? Your name's awesome, you don't get a nickname. Daryl Dragon has bedtime slippers that are cooler than you. Daryl Dragon washes his hands, then breathes a not-very-intense fire on his hands to dry them. Daryl Dragon can't get a speeding ticket...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 156: Pineda dominates O’s

Baltimore Orioles 0 — New York Yankees 5 Michael Pineda dominates the Yankees and a rookie as a night to remember. Through the first four innings, Michael Pineda was perfect. His sharp slider with a blazing fastball got three strikeouts and kept the Orioles from reaching base. Through the first two innings, Wei-Yin Chen was able to keep up with Pineda but the third inning would...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Orioles (9/22/14)

Michael Pineda (3-5, 2.15 ERA) makes his last home start of the year against Wei-Yin Chen (16-4, 3.58 ERA) and the playoff bound Orioles. Pineda made his first start off the DL against the O’s. He’s coming off a loss, thanks to his offense, to the Rays after allowing ONE earned run in 5 1/3 innings. Chen leads the American League with an .800 winning percentage. He hasn...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 150: Tempers flare in loss

New York Yankees 1 — Tampa Bay Rays 6 The game gets away but some retaliation appears late. For the Yankees offense, only one name of late would spark the minimal offense that appears. Chris Young hit a ringing double down the left field line for the Yankees first hit of the game in the second inning. Ichiro Suzuki would follow with a single that scored Young and the Yankees took...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 144: Chris Young starts and ends the night

Tampa Bay Rays 4 — New York Yankees 5 After fearing a no-hitter, the Yankees celebrate a walk-off win. Michael Pineda got the start for the Yankees tonight and he was bailed out despite three hits in the first two innings. After a clean third inning, the fourth inning appeared to be going well. Pineda would get the first two outs before Wil Myers and Matt Joyce reached on a pair...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (9/11/14)

Michael Pineda (3-4, 1.80 ERA) and Alex Cobb (9-7, 2.83 ERA) close out the Yankees homestand in the rubber match. His last time out against the Royals, Pineda became the second Yankees pitcher in the last 10 years to lose a game in which he did not allow an earned run. “We just really never got anything going,” Joe Girardi said after that game. Pineda has allowed two earned...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 139: Unearned loss for Pineda

Kansas City Royals 1 — New York Yankees 0 Pitcher’s duel decided by an unearned run. Michael Pineda and James Shields were matched up in a duel of big men. Pineda and Shields would match zeroes through the first two innings but a rare error would be decisive in tonight’s game. With one out, Alcides Escobar would be in a long duel with Pineda and after ten plus pitches, Escobar...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week’s Pitcher Profile Brought To You By Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap!

So I did a little Google of "pine tar brands" and everything is this Grandpa's brand!  Talk about cornering the market.  And their new spokesman should be Michael Pineda!  "Those other brands, they dirt, it's dirt..." I used to be the biggest Big Mike fan.  I was all in on him in the Mariners rookie season, and went gaga watching his starts over anyone...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 134: One mistake costs Pineda in one-hit shutout

New York Yankees 0 — Toronto Blue Jays 2 The Yankees offense cannot back up the great start by Michael Pineda. Often in a Yankees game these days, one inning is their offense. Today, Michael Pineda made an early first inning mistake and it would be the only one he could make. After giving up a single to leadoff the game by Jose Reyes, Pineda would get the next two outs but a hanging...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda and McCarthy look to lead the Yanks back to postseason

Michael Pineda Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Before the season, the New York Yankees starting pitching staff looked to be in pretty good shape. It was assumed that they had two aces in CC Sabathia and the Masahiro Tanaka to go along with veteran Hiroki Kuroda and young arms Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Pineda dazzled in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Mariners...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda looks to continue trend

#453917770 / gettyimages.com When Michael Pineda‘s shoulder was deemed 100 percent healthy in Spring Training, the Yankees had visions of him making 30 plus starts for them this year – finally returning to the All-Star stature that opened eyes in Seattle. Instead, they’ve been forced to be patient with him again, as a suspension and subsequent injury sidelined him for about...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Royals (8/25/14)

The Yankees start a pivotal match up with the AL Central leading Royals. Michael Pineda (2-2, 2.05 ERA) matches up against James Shields (12-6, 3.28 ERA) in game one at Kauffman stadium. The Yankees received a solid six inning performance from Pineda his second time out off the DL against the Astros. He gave up two earned runs on four hits while walking one in a no decision. ...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 3 Sleeper Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups

  Top 3 Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Sleepers 1. Michael Pineda – NYY (50% Owned) In his first start since April 23rd, Michael Pineda delivered five innings allowing just two hits and one earned run while striking out four. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will likely ease Pineda back into his normal workload, so fantasy owners […]
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 124: Bullpen ruins Pineda outing

Houston Astros 5 — New York Yankees 2 With stronger arms resting, second level relievers put behind Pineda in loss. Michael Pineda makes his return to Yankee Stadium, first start in the Bronx since April and he was as great as he was back then. Through the first three innings, Michael Pineda had not allowed a hit and was being efficient with his pitches. He would give up his first...
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August 20, 2014  |  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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August 14, 2014  |  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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August 13, 2014  |  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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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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