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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards earlier this month. (Evan Habeeb)
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards earlier this month. (Evan Habeeb)

The Yankees (14-7) will play the second game of a three-game series with the Orioles (14-7) at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. The Yankees rallied from a 9-1 deficit on Friday to win, 14-11, in ten innings.

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The Yankees' Starlin Castro celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Pirates Saturday. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
The Yankees' Starlin Castro celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Pirates Saturday. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carter hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth as the Yankees rallied for an 11-5 victory over the Pirates Saturday in Pittsburgh. >> Box score


The Yankees were trailing 3-0 in the sixth against Jameson Tallion when Starlin Castro tied it with a one-out, three-run homer that scored Jacoby Ellsbury (infield single) and Aaron Hicks (walk).

Tallion left after walking Aaron Judge.  Pittsburgh reliever Juan Nicasio hit Greg Bird, and, after allowing a single to Austin Romine to load the bases, gave up a two-run double to Ronald Torreyes.

Tags: Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro
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(AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The Yankees were supposed to be working the 2017 season without a strong collection of starting pitching. However, during the Yankees' current eight-game winning streak, the club's starters have silenced the detractors with a 6-0 record, 2.76 ERA and a 9.2 K/9 rate. How long can the run last?

Of the five starters, the pitcher expected to provide sterling efforts, Masahiro Tanaka currently owns the worst ERA. However, in his last start, Tanaka looked more like the pitcher who contended for the Cy Young Award last season. Tanaka had a superb spring training, but struggled in his first two starts (10 ER in 7 2/3 IP).

I don't worry about Tanaka. Once he hits a groove, he can rattle off solid start after solid start. Tanaka is the most complete pitcher of the crew and I have the plenty of faith he can put his rough start behind him.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where, behind another terrific outing from CC Sabathia, the Yankees won their sixth game in a row.

Greg Bird broke out of a slump by going 3-for-3 with a home run, Michael Pineda threw seven strong innings and the New York Yankees won their seventh game in a row with a 9-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Bird, who entered the game with a .038 batting average, was a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning after Aaron Judge's home run was overturned on replay to break a 1-1 tie.

Judge went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple. He hit a ball to deep right field off Adam Wainwright (0-3) that deflected off a fan's glove and back onto the field. Umpires reviewed the play and ruled fan interference, resulting in a triple.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (7-4) look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals (3-8) and win their seventh game in a row when the teams meet Sunday at 8:08 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium following the Bombers' 8-1 victory behind a dominant Michael Pineda.

Michael Pineda took a perfect game into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Rays, 8-1, during their home opener on Monday. >> Click here for a full box score.


Pineda lost his perfect game bid when Evan Longoria ripped a hanging slider down the left field line for a double with two outs in the seventh inning.

Pineda, who allowed one run on two hits while walking none and striking out 11, was removed with two outs in the eighth inning.

Jacoby Ellsbury opened the scoring for the Yankees with an RBI double in the third inning, and Aaron Judge's home run to left field in the fourth increased New York's lead to 2-0. Chase Headley's homer in the seventh made it 3-0, Yankees...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees (2-4) will look to begin their three-game series against the Tampa Bays Rays (5-2) with a win as they play their first game at Yankee Stadium in 2017 at 1:05 p.m. on Monday.

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New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Baby Bombers headed home for their Yankee Stadium opener with pediatric pains.

After rallying to beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday, the Yankees finished 2-4 on their season-opening road trip. Michael Pineda (0-1) starts Monday for New York against Alex Cobb (1-0) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.

"It's going to be packed," right fielder Aaron Judge said. "Fans are going to be excited."

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Tyler Austin
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(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

Previewing the 2017 Yankees season, beginning with expectations for the pitching staff...

The rotation

Every single spot in the Yankees' rotation comes with at least a small amount of uncertainty.

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has pitched quite well since joining the team, yet he throws with a ticking time bomb in the form of a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. However, Tanaka demonstrated last season that his elbow does not hinder his performance and he looked exceptional during spring training. In what could be a walk year -- Tanaka has an opt-out in his contract at the end of this season -- the 28-year-old could turn in his finest season in pinstripes...

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Luis Severino has made the Yankees' opening day roster and will be the team's 4th starter, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

Severino pitched 13.2 innings during spring training, allowing six runs on 12 hits while walking five hitters and striking out 16. 

The 23-year old righty went 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 71.0 innings for the Yankees last season.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Adam Warren will be a reliever to open the regular season while Luis SeverinoChad Green, and Jordan Montgomery will compete for two rotation spots, manager Joe Girardi said to Newsday's Erik Boland.

Warren, who had been considered for a rotation spot earlier this spring, had a 4.80 ERA in five Grapefruit League outings (four starts), allowing eight runs and 13 hits in 15 innings. 

Though he spent most of last season as a reliever with both the Yankees and Chicago Cubs, he split time in the rotation and bullpen with the Yankees in 2015, going 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA in 17 starts and 1-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 26 relief outings.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Matt Eisenberg
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The Yankees beat the Nationals, 9-3, on Monday afternoon. >> Box score


  • Michael Pineda allowed three runs on one hit while walking two and striking out one in 1 2/3 innings.
  • SS prospect Gleyber Torres 1-for-1 with two RBI.
  • Greg Bird went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Tags: Greg Bird, Michael Pineda
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(Jonathan Dyer)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpen use is evolving in the Major Leagues and if there is a team that has a chance to utilize one of the "new" nuances, it is the New York Yankees.

I'm not speaking of the best relievers coming into games in the fifth or sixth inning as we saw often during the 2016 postseason. While the Indians' deployment of Andrew Miller demonstrated how effective teams can be when they employ relievers that are not only dominant, but can also last more than one inning in the process, such use throughout the regular season is seen as unrealistic.

The Yankees have two dominant relievers in Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them should be relegated to one-inning performances for the most part this season. If the club reaches the postseason, they could extend their appearances, but I don't expect it to happen often in the regular season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Mar 9, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 9, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

The Yankees scored six times in the sixth inning and held on to defeat the Braves, 8-7, Thursday afternoon at Champion Stadium.


  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-3 with two stolen bases while Miguel Tejada added two hits and an RBI.
  • Brett Gardner led off the game with his first home run of the spring.
  • Prospect Tyler Wade went 2-for-3 and his hitting .471 (8-for-19) this spring.
  • Michael Pineda got the start and allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and one strikeout in three innings.
  • Seven different Yankees drove in runs, led by Francisco Diaz's two RBIs.

Next Up:

The Yankees travel to Clearwater to face the Phillies at Bright House Field on Friday at 1:05 p.m. Luis Cessa will make his second start of the spring. 

Tags: Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda, Ruben Tejada
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

Rebuild. Transition. Whatever we call it, the Yankees are operating the organization differently than they have in recent memory. What remains to be seen is whether the Yankees will stay the course regardless of whether they are winning or losing. I suggest it is imperative they do.

How the Yankees handled 2016 and the offseason

The Yankees felt comfortable entering 2016 as a few veterans experienced comeback efforts in 2015. However, a slow start and poor production through the middle of the season for some of those same players, pushed the Yankees into a direction unseen in decades...

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

Michael Pineda is an enigma, and unfortunately for the Yankees that's the only consistency he has offered since being traded to New York before the 2014 season. Will Pineda, who becomes a free agent after this season, continue to bewilder the Yankees or reach his upside potential in 2017?

How did Pineda fare in 2016?

Pineda was good enough in 2016 to rack up 207 strikeouts in just 175 2/3 innings (10.6 K/9, which was best among American League starters) and bad enough to register a 4.82 ERA (3.79 FIP) and 1.35 WHIP. Pineda was not nearly as stingy as in recent seasons with his walk rate (2.7 BB/9 as opposed to 0.8 BB/9 in 2014 and 1.2 BB/9 in 2015) and he allowed 27 home runs (1.4 HR/9). The strikeouts marked Pineda's career high, while the ERA, WHIP, walks and home runs were all career-worst measures. Pineda also averaged a career-low 5.5 innings per start and reached the seventh inning in just four starts.

Tags: Michael Pineda, 2017 Expectations, Chris Carelli
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(GAIL BURTON/AP)

The Yankees will avoid arbitration with RHP Michael Pineda, agreeing to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. 

The deal is worth worth $7.4 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag sports.

Pineda, 27, had a 4.82 ERA (3.79 FIP) and 1.34 WHIP with 207 strikeouts in 175 2/3 innings (32 starts) last season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Michael Pineda
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 (Michael Dwyer/AP)
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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(Wendell Cruz)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees are in the middle of a transition and there is a good chance RHP Masahiro Tanaka might not be a part of it after 2017.

Tanaka can opt out of his seven-year deal after this season, and if he pitches anything like he did in 2016, he will most certainly test the free agent market. Should the Yankees allow it to get that far?

Tags: CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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 (Gary A. Vasquez)
(Gary A. Vasquez)

Free agent LHP Rich Hill has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth $48 million, the team announced Monday.

The Yankees were "all-in" on Hill, Jim Bowden of ESPN reported Nov. 29.

The Astros and Rangers were also in serious pursuit of Hill, with the Red Sox and Orioles interested to a lesser degree, noted Bowden.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda
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 (Kevin Sousa)
(Kevin Sousa)

Friday is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and the Yankees do not seem to have any difficult decisions to make. After releasing Nathan Eovaldi and Dustin Ackley last week, the remaining arbitration eligible players each have reasonable cases to receive contracts from the Yankees.

Note: Player's estimated arbitration figure in parenthesis provided by MLB Trade Rumors.

Dellin Betances ($3.4 million)

The Yankees are rumored to be interested in signing an elite free agent closer, with Aroldis Chapman on the winter wish list, but tendering Betances a contract is a no-brainer. Betances has become one of the top relievers in the game himself, enough so that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has indicated the club would be content with Betances controlling the ninth inning if they do not sign Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. In a monetary sense, Betances making one-fifth the salary of his potential bullpen mate for virtually the same production is a major value to the Yankees.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda
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 (Patrick Gorski)
(Patrick Gorski)

The New York Yankees received a Cy Young worthy effort from Masahiro Tanaka and a triumphant comeback from CC Sabathia in 2016, but after that the starting rotation was wildly inconsistent. The results will most certainly push the Yankees into investigating the starting pitching market via free agency and through trades, but will they make any significant moves?

The Yankees have options in the organization to round out the rotation -- Michael Pineda, Luis SeverinoLuis CessaBryan Mitchell and Chad Green -- plus a handful of minor leaguers looking to become part of the conversation. The issue here is that there are significant questions about each of those options and to be honest, there are potential problems with Tanaka (elbow) and Sabathia (age) as well. Should the Yankees sit back and hope for the best without approaching the market, the club could miss their second-straight postseason and fourth in five seasons.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees have 10 players eligible for arbitration this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors has calculated estimated salary figures of what each player is projected to receive through arbitration negotiations:

Michael Pineda - $7.8MM

Dustin Ackley - $3.2MM

Tags: Adam Warren, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Michael Pineda did not have his best stuff and could not escape the fifth inning, as the Yankees fell to the Orioles, 8-1, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv..


  • Pineda did not have one of his better outings, lasting just 4.1 innings before being lifted for James Pazos. Pineda was charged with five runs on six hits, although he did strike out five. 
  • Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo both hit home runs off Pineda in the fifth, the latter ending Pineda's night. Jonathan Schoop added a third home run in the inning off Pazos. 
  • Mark Teixeira drove in Gary Sanchez with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Teixeira was removed from the game in the next inning for Tyler Austin. 
  • Five Orioles pitchers combined to three-hit the Yankees. 

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The Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention Thursday night, so they had two potential reactions for tonight's contest; come out fighting as the spoiler or fold. They did the latter.

Tags: Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda, Baltimore Orioles
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) sets to pitch in the second inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) sets to pitch in the second inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)

The Yankees open up their final series of the season on Friday night against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. 

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Orioles Yankees
Adam Jones, CF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Hyun Soo Kim, LF Chase Headley, 3B
Manny Machado, 3B Gary Sanchez, C
Mark Trumbo, DH Brian McCann, DH
Matt Wieters, C Mark Teixeira, 1B
Chris Davis, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
JJ Hardy, SS Aaron Hicks, RF
Jonathan Schoop, 2B Mason Williams, LF
Michael Bourn, RF Ronald Torreyes, 2B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-11, 4.68 ERA) -- Pineda has been strong throughout the month, pitching to a 1.90 ERA in five September starts. Despite the strong numbers, he has not pitched more than 5.2 innings in any of those starts. 


Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-8, 5.63 ERA) -- threw six innings of two-run ball last time out against Arizona, a no-decision. Has given up nine earned runs in 14.1 innings in September. Allowed seven earned runs in just 1.1 innings against the Yankees on Aug. 26. 

Tags: Michael Pineda, Baltimore Orioles

 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. 

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Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Aaron Hicks, RF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Gary Sanchez, C Evan Longoria, 3B
Billy Butler, DH Brad Miller, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Corey Dickerson, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Mikie Mahtook, RF
Ronald Torreyes, 2B Erasmo Ramirez, SS
Donovan Solano, 3B Richie Shaffer, DH
Mason Williams, CF Bobby Wilson, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-11, 4.94 ERA) threw four shutout innings against the Dodgers last week, allowing only two hits and striking out five, before a pair of rain delays cut his start short. In his last 12.2 innings, Pineda has allowed four earned runs while striking out 16. 


Who's Pitching for the Rays: LHP Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.98 ERA) has struggled recently, allowing a total of 11 earned runs on 19 hits in his last three starts, spanning 14.1 innings. Smyly has surrendered at least one home run in each of his last six starts.

Tags: Michael Pineda, Tampa Bay Rays

GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' loss 00:00:40
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series finale.

Dellin Betances allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game as the Yankees lost to the Dodgers, 2-0, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

  • Betances surrendered an RBI double to Justin Turner in the ninth as the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Betances threw away a grounder from Yasmani Grandal, allowing Los Angeles to up their lead to 2-0.
  • Michael Pineda allowed two hits while walking two and striking out five in four scoreless innings.
  • The Yankees managed just one hit in five innings against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, and had three hits overall.
  • Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard combined to toss three scoreless innings in relief.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees had to feel good once Clayton Kershaw exited the game after five innings with the game knotted at zero, but those feelings dissipated with their closer on the mound in a messy ninth inning.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

Playoff teams are built on starting pitching. Starting pitching wins championships. Someone needs to tell Masahiro Tanaka's New York Yankees rotation mates.

The Yankees improbable run into legitimacy in a crowded American League East and AL Wild Card race has little to do with the starting rotation, beyond the enormous efforts of Tanaka. In order for the Yankees to stick in the race over the final 20 days (19 games) of the regular season, the club needs Tanaka to continue his ace-like efforts, but the team must also receive better efforts from the rest of the starting staff.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) celebrates hitting a grand slam with Gary Sanchez (24), Rob Refsnyder (38) and Starlin Castro (14) during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) celebrates hitting a grand slam with Gary Sanchez (24), Rob Refsnyder (38) and Starlin Castro (14) during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)

Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam and the Yankees' bullpen held off a Rays comeback, as New York won its sixth consecutive game, 7-5, to pull within one game of a playoff spot. Read the full AP recap at SNY.tv...


  • The Yankees got on the board early, with Rob Refsnyder driving in a run with a double in the first inning.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo home run, his 12th of the season, in the second inning. 
  • After the Rays hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the Yankees added a four spot in their half when Teixeira hit a grand slam into the right field bullpen. 
  • Starter Michael Pineda lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs while striking out seven. 
  • The Rays added two runs off reliever Chasen Shreve in the sixth. 
  • The teams battled with three separate rain delays during the course of the game, including one in the ninth inning. 
  • Dellin Betances allowed a run but got the save even after the hour-long, ninth-inning rain delay. 

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The Yankees overcame three rain delays and match their longest winning streak of the season at six games. They now sit just one game out of the second wild card spot and two out of the first slot.

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda
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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Michael Pineda's first-inning struggles continued in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Pineda (6-11) allowed RBI singles to Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon in a three-run first inning, as his ERA in first innings rose to 7.62 this season. Pineda has a 6.75 ERA in the first and second innings in 26 starts this year.

After the first inning, he retired 15 straight hitters.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild talks to starting pitcher Michael Pineda against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild talks to starting pitcher Michael Pineda against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

After trailing 8-1 after the seventh inning, the New York Yankees brought the game-tying run to the plate in the top of the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to tie the game in an 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Michael Pineda and Blake Parker combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 3-1 game into a seven-run deficit. 
  • Didi Gregorius hit a two-run double, Starlin Castro a sac fly and Chase Headley an RBI single to draw the Yankees within 8-5 in the eighth inning to bring up pinch hitter Mark Teixeira as the tying run. Royals manager Ned Yost brought in Kelvin Herrera, who got Teixeira to ground out to end the inning.
  • In the ninth inning, Gary Sanchez and Gregorius hit two-out singles to bring up the game-tying run in Castro, who struck out on three pitches.
  • Pineda (6-11) allowed five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
  • Gregorius went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Tyler Austin went 2 for 3.
  • Kendrys Morales went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Dillon Gee (6-7) allowed one run and four hits in six innings.
  • Pineda left after surrendering back-to-back singles to start the seventh inning. Tommy Layne retired the only batter he faced, then Parker came in and allowed a three-run home run to Alcides Escobar that made it 6-1. Cheslor Cuthbert and Eric Hosmer hit RBI singles that extended Kansas City's lead.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

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It is true the initial deficit was due to another terrible first inning by Pineda, but he settled down and the Yankees were still in this game as it entered the bottom of the seventh inning, down just two runs. Cue a late pull of Pineda, plus more of the same from the middle relievers, and the Yanks were down seven runs when the inning ended.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Kansas City Royals, Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees begin a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium.

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Yankees Royals
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jarrod Dyson, CF
Aaron Hicks, LF Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
Gary Sanchez, C Lorenzo Cain, RF
Didi Gregorius, SS Eric Hosmer, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Kendrys Morales, DH
Brian McCann, DH Salvador Perez, C
Chase Headley, 3B Alex Gordon, LF
Aaron Judge, RF Alcides Escobar, SS
Tyler Austin, 1B Raul Mondesi, 2B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.02 ERA) is winless in his last three starts, totaling a 3.86 ERA in 16 1/3 innings pitched. He gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing against the Seattle Mariners last Monday. Pineda gave up six runs, six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-3 loss against the Royals on May 11 at Yankee Stadium. 


Who's Pitching for the Royals: RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.55 ERA) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings in his last start against the Miami Marlins last Wednesday. He recorded a no-decision against the Yankees on May 9, giving up one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. 

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday at Safeco Field at 10:10 p.m. ET.

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Yankees Mariners
Brett Gardner, :LF Nori Aoki, LF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Seth Smith, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Robinson Cano, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Nelson Cruz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Kyle Seager, 3B
Brian McCann, DH Adam Lind, 1B
Aaron Judge, RF Mike Zunino, C
Chase Headley, 3B Leonys Martin, CF
Tyler Austin, 1B Ketel Marte, SS

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 4.89 ERA) is coming off a rain-shortened outing last Tuesday when he threw five scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pineda is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA over his last six starts. In his only two starts against the Mariners in his career, Pineda is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA.


Who's pitching for the Mariners: RHP Cody Martin (1-2, 3.14 ERA) is making his second start of the season. He allowed two runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in his only other start last Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Martin has given up three runs and 10 hits in 10 innings across five relief outings this season.

Tags: Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners

New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees' bullpen allowed 12 runs over the final four innings after RHP Michael Pineda left the game after a 44-minute rain delay in a 12-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Adam Warren and Chasen Shreve combined to allow eight runs in the eighth inning that turned a 6-4 lead into a six-run deficit.

Pineda threw just 68 pitches in five scoreless innings, but manager Joe Girardi opted to go to the bullpen after rain stopped the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

Tags: Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve, Michael Pineda, Toronto Blue Jays
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' issues 00:01:42
Sweeny Murti covers the issues that plagued the Yankees during the Blue Jays' come-from-behind win to take the second game of the series.

The Yankees blew an early 6-0 lead, with the Blue Jays scoring eight runs in the eighth inning, as New York lost, 12-6, on Tuesday night.


  • With the Yankees leading 6-0 in the sixth inning, the Blue Jays scored four runs off Anthony Swarzak, with Troy Tulowitzki hitting a two-run homer and Russell Martin hitting a solo shot after Josh Donaldson's RBI single.
  • The Blue Jays then erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning, with Edwin Encarnacion and Martin homering, and Josh Donaldson delivering an RBI double. Most of the damage came against Adam Warren, who was charged with four runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
  • Didi Gregorius gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead with a solo homer in the first inning.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo shot in the second inning to put the Yankees up, 2-0, and added a three-run shot in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 5-0. Gregorious' run-scoring single in the fifth inning made it 6-0, Yankees.
  • Michael Pineda allowed four hits, walked none, and struck out two in five scoreless innings, but was pulled after throwing just 68 pitches.

What's next...

The Yankees wrap up their series with the Blue Jays on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. LHP CC Sabathia (4.20 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) will pitch for the Yankees against LHP J.A. Happ (2.96 ERA, 1.14 WHIP).

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees and Blue Jays continue their three-game series at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

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Blue Jays Yankees
Devon Travis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Josh Donaldson, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
Michael Saunders, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS Starlin Castro, 2B
Russell Martin, C Brian McCann, DH
Darrell Ceciliani, LF Gary Sanchez, C
Melvin Upton, CF Aaron Judge, RF
Ezequiel Carrera, RF Aaron Hicks, LF

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.07 ERA) posted his first quality start in his last three outings last week against the Red Sox when he pitched six innings and allowed only two earned runs on eight hits. It was also the first time in his last four outings that Pineda did not give up a home run.


Who's pitching for the Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (7-5, 2.95 ERA) struggled with his command in his last start, tying his season-high with four walks in only five innings against Tampa Bay. Estrada allowed two earned runs on seven hits in that outing, and allowed his first home run in his last four outings.

Tags: Michael Pineda, Toronto Blue Jays

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees and Red Sox play the third and final game of their series in Boston on Thursday as Alex Rodriguez will start at DH and bat clean-up.

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Chase Headley, 3B David Ortiz, DH
Alex Rodriguez, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Gary Sanchez, C Brock Holt, RF
Austin Romine, 1B Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.17 ERA) is coming off two rough outings, having allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits total in his last 12 innings on the mound. While Pineda has struggled with control in his last two starts (five BBs in those starts), he has racked up 14 strikeouts. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.93 ERA) has pitched a lot better in his last five starts than he had earlier in the season, lowering his ERA from 8.59 to 5.93. However he has failed to pitch deep into games, going only 4.1 innings in his last outing and lasting longer than 5.1 innings in only one of his previous four starts. 

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Michael Pineda, Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrates in dugout with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrates in dugout with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

Starlin Castro hit the first grand slam of his career and the Yankees' bats came alive as they beat the Indians, 13-7, on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Starter Michael Pineda pitched six innings and allowed four runs on six hits, while striking out six Indians. 
  • Brian McCann got the scoring started with an RBI ground out in the first inning. He followed up that with a run-scoring double in the third. 
  • The Yankees capped off a big third inning with Castro's grand slam off Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin, who was charged with seven runs. 
  • Gary Sanchez drove in his first major league RBI with a double in the fifth inning. He added another RBI with a bases-loaded walk an inning later. 
  • Aaron Hicks added a solo homer in the seventh inning, his fourth home run of the year. Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single in the inning. 
  • Ellsbury finished the night 4-for-5, while Castro had two hits and three runs scored. 
  • Cleveland scored three in the eighth inning, but Adam Warren struck out Chris Gimenez with the tying run on deck. 
  • Reliever Nick Goody worked in and out of trouble in the ninth to close out the game. 

What's next...

The Yankees and Indians will play the second game of their series on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. from Yankee Stadium. LHP CC Sabathia (6-8, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for the Yankees and will be opposed by RHP Corey Kluber (10-8, 3.27 ERA). 

Tags: Brian McCann, Cleveland Indians, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Indians start a three-game series in the Bronx on Friday night. 

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Indians Yankees
Carlos Santana, DH Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, 1B Brian McCann, DH
Jose Ramirez, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Starlin Castro, SS
Tyler Naquin, CF Gary Sanchez, C
Abraham Almonte, LF Rob Refsnyder, 2B
Chris Gimenez, C Aaron Hicks, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (5-10. 5.13 ERA) gave up five runs on six hits in his last start in Tampa Bay. For the month of July, posted a 4.80 ERA and a 2-3 record. Has never pitched against the Indians in his career. 


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (11-3, 3.43 ERA) won his last start, striking out seven in a seven-inning effort against the A's. Held the Yankees to one run on four hits in his first start of the season on April 16. 

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Michael Pineda

New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez scores on a sacrifice fly by New York Yankees right fielder Rob Refsnyder against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez scores on a sacrifice fly by New York Yankees right fielder Rob Refsnyder against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees top prospect Gary Sanchez is ready to make his catching debut after being the team's designated hitter for the past two games.

"I feel excited to be behind the plate and not just DHing," Sanchez said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "I'm very excited and looking forward to (Friday)."

Sanchez, 23, will catch Michael Pineda, who is 5-10 with a 5.13 ERA, on Friday at home against the Cleveland Indians. He has thrown out 14 of 35 potential base stealers this season and given up 10 passed balls in 64 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven strong innings and outdueled Houston's Dallas Keuchel in New York's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Pineda (5-9) settled down after a leadoff home run and escaped trouble in the sixth inning to earn his second straight win and put the Yankees three games over .500 for the first time this season.

"We had a feeling it was going to be a low-scoring game," Chase Headley, who hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Brian McTaggart. "Mikey was outstanding. Credit to him. The pitching staff has been great lately and that's a big reason why we're playing a lot better."

Tags: Austin Romine, Chase Headley, Houston Astros, Michael Pineda, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

Catcher Austin Romine hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. >> Read more

  • Romine went 2 for 3 and drove in Chase Headley with an RBI double in the eighth inning off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.
  • Headley also went 2 for 3 and drove in Didi Gregorius with an RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1.
  • Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven innings, giving up one run, five hits and two walks. He settled down after surrendering a leadoff home run to Houston's George Springer by retiring 11 of the next 12 batters he faced.
  • Pineda (5-9) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the sixth inning by getting Alex Bregman, who made his MLB debut, to fly out to right field.
  • Dellin Betances struck out the side in the eighth inning and Andrew Miller pitched the ninth.
  • Keuchel (6-10) allowed two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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The formula has only changed by one inning. With Aroldis Chapman heading to the Windy City, if the Yankees can get through seven innings with the lead Betances and Miller are likely to make it stand.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Houston Astros, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees' Michael Pineda delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Yankees' Michael Pineda delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Yankees travel to Houston to begin their three-game series with the Astros Monday night at 8:10 p.m.

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Yankees Astros
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF George Springer, RF
Rob Refsnyder, LF Preston Tucker, LF
Carlos Beltran, DH Jose Altuve, 2B
Starlin Castro, 2B Carlos Correa, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B Luis Valbuena, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Alex Bregman, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Evan Gattis, DH
Austin Romine, C Carlos Gomez, CF
Aaron Hicks, RF Jason Castro, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (4-9, 5.25 ERA) was great in his last start, throwing six scoreless innings against the Orioles and allowing only five hits while striking out eight. Pineda had surrendered 10 earned runs total in his previous two outings prior to the start against Baltimore. 


Who's Pitching for the Astros: Dallas Keuchel (6-9, 4.70 ERA) has pitched well lately, not allowing more than two earned runs in any of his last four starts. Keuchel has struggled with control though, racking up nine walks in those four starts.

Tags: Houston Astros, Michael Pineda

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda is congratulated in the dugout after the top of the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda is congratulated in the dugout after the top of the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Michael Pineda pitched six scoreless innings and left seven runners on base in a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Pineda (4-9) threw 113 pitches, including 21 in a 1-2-3 first inning. He escaped a two-on, two-out jam in the second inning; bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth inning; and left runners in scoring position in the fifth and sixth innings.

"When you can get outs with runners in scoring position, those are the most crucial outs of a game," manager Joe Girardi said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "That's usually the difference in a game."

Tags: Michael Pineda, Baltimore Orioles
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks postgame 00:00:49
Interviews with Joe Girardi and Mark Teixeira following the Yankees' 5-0 win over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

Michael Pineda tossed six scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 5-0, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Mark Teixeira's solo homer in the fourth inning extended the Yankees' advantage to 2-0.
  • Teixeira's bases loaded walk in the sixth inning upped New York's lead to 3-0, and Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning made it 4-0.
  • Beltran's home run in the eighth inning increased the Yankees' lead to 5-0.
  • Pineda allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out eight during his six scoreless innings.

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That's four straight wins for the Yankees, all aided by solid starting pitching. Yankees starters have allowed just three runs in 23 1/3 innings. What's more impressive is they have done it against the strong offenses of the Boston Red Sox and the homer-happy Orioles -- teams both in playoff position through today's games.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) reacts after allowing a two run home run to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) reacts after allowing a two run home run to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Neither Nathan Eovaldi nor Michael Pineda have been able to completely covert their natural talents into consistently positive performances for the New York Yankees since being traded to the club. Each pitcher has potential - no one denies that - but has their time ended in New York?

With the Yankees considering a sell-off at the non-waiver trade deadline, Eovaldi and Pineda's names have come up in the rumor mill. Both pitchers have one more year of control, becoming free agents before the 2018 season, and if there is a team out there that believes they can aid either pitcher to maximize their potential, they might take a chance.

If the Yankees were to want to trade just one, which one makes the most sense? Alternatively, should the Yankees see what the rest of the summer brings to either allow the players to regain some value, which might have been lost due to their lackluster production this season, or in order to utilize the production for their own purposes?

Tags: Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Christopher Carelli
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Feb 22, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 22, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

As the Yankees organization debates whether to become buyers or sellers, trade rumors surround the team. Here is a rundown of the most recent reports surrounding the New York Yankees:

Cubs

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says the Yankees could target Cubs' first base prospect Dan Vogelbach in a deal for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. The Cubs have been openly seeking bullpen help throughout the season, especially wanting a lefty, causing months of rumors linking the two teams.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals
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