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Spring Training Game Thread: Big Mike vs. the Phillies

The rotation is set. Michael Pineda, this afternoon’s starter, will also start Game Two of the regular season in less than two weeks. Joe Girardi made it all official this afternoon. There was never any doubt Pineda would be in the rotation, it was just a question where he would slot in, which is meaningless [...] Spring Training Game Thread: Big Mike vs. the Phillies is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Spring Training Game Thread: Big Mike vs. the Phillies appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Day 34: Michael Pineda faces the Phillies

TAMPA, Fla. -- Michael Pineda will get the ball for the second game of the regular season, on April 8 against the Blue Jays, but first he has to get past the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in Clearwater as well as one more start, probably on April 2 in one of two split-squad games on the second-to-last day of camp. Here's the lineup that will back Pineda in the 1:05 start: Brett Gardner LF Chase Headley 3B Carlos Beltran RF Mark Teixeira 1B Brian McCann C Alex Rodriguez DH Stephen Drew 2B Chris Young CF Brendan Ryan SS Pineda RHP Joe Girardi announced A-Rod will make his first, and...

Answers to Joe Girardi's Four Questions

With Opening Day less than two weeks way, Joe Girardi still has about four questions he needs to answer. As always at ESPN New York, we like to be as helpful as possible to the manager so he can crib the answers from here without holding meeting after meeting with his staff and the front office 1) Who should start Opening Day? It seems pretty obvious it should be either Masahiro Tanaka or Michael Pineda. People keep acting as if CC Sabathia is a candidate, which would make sense if it were based on a lifetime achievement award, but it usually is reserved for the team's best starter (unless...
New York Post Mar 21, 2015

Yanks’ Pineda’s electric cutting fastball has scouts drooling

TAMPA — If manager Joe Girardi were going on spring training statistics, which is never a good idea, Michael Pineda likely would be the Yankees’ Opening Day starter. If Masahiro...

Postgame notes: “I’m happy because today is good outing”

Any other year, Michael Pineda’s six strikeouts today would have been perhaps the biggest non-A-Rod story of spring training. He was hit hard early, adjust quickly and looked sharp the rest of the way. He got swings and misses with his changeup, threw strikes with his fastball and delivered yet another terrific start. Any other […] The post Postgame notes: “I’m happy because today is good outing” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Michael Pineda rocked early, rock-solid late

TAMPA, Fla. -- Michael Pineda was three batters into his third spring training start and things were looking pretty bad. The second Houston Astros batter he faced, George Springer, had tripled into the right-centerfield gap, and the third, Chris Carter, had jumped all over a two-strike fastball and sent it over the wall, causing Yankees centerfielder Chris Young to lose his glove trying to catch it, and nearly, Yankees left-fielder Brett Gardner, who jumped the fence to retrieve it.

Day 28: Michael Pineda tries to stay spotless

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi is still undecided about who will start on Opening Day, and the conventional wisdom, of course, is that it will be either CC Sabathia, who has started 11 season openers in his career, or Masahiro Tanaka, who has yet to start any in the U.S. But based on merit, Michael Pineda should probably be in that conversation as well. Pineda has had arguably the best spring of any Yankees starter so far, allowing just one hit and one walk over five innings in his first two spring starts.

Romine gets a turn at DH

Brett Gardner LF Chase Headley 3B Carlos Beltran RF Mark Teixeira 1B Brian McCann C Chris Young CF Stephen Drew 2B Didi Gregorius SS Austin Romine DH  RHP Michael Pineda The post Romine gets a turn at DH appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
River Ave. Blues Mar 18, 2015

Michael Pineda and the Quest for Better Health and More Strikeouts [2015 Season Preview]

Finally. After two years of nothing, the Yankees finally got to see Michael Pineda in action last season. And it was glorious, even if it was only 13 starts. Big Mike pitched to a 1.89 ERA (2.71 FIP) in 76.1 innings across those 13 starts, and, most importantly, he showed his stuff had not been [...] Michael Pineda and the Quest for Better Health and More Strikeouts [2015 Season Preview] is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Michael Pineda and the Quest for Better Health and More Strikeouts [2015 Season Preview] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Mar 14, 2015

What makes Michael Pineda 2.0 an upgrade on previous version

TAMPA — There is so much to like about this version of Michael Pineda. Start with the changeup, but don’t overlook all the other improvements. He has become a leader...
Newsday Mar 14, 2015

Another impressive outing for Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda had his second strong outing of spring training, facing the minimum number of batters in three scoreless innings, as the Yankees earned a 4-1 split-squad win over Detroit on Saturday at Steinbrenner Field.
New York Daily News Mar 14, 2015
Michael Pineda strikes our 4 in impressive start for Yankees

Michael Pineda strikes our 4 in impressive start for Yankees

Michael Pineda’s second start was so good that members of the Tigers were telling the Yankees how difficult it was to pick up his movement.
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 14, 2015

What makes Yankees' manager Joe Girardi so excited about Michael Pineda?

"Michael believes in himself," Girardi said.
New York Daily News Mar 9, 2015
Yanks' Pineda the picture of health at spring training

Yanks' Pineda the picture of health at spring training

Alex Rodriguez likes seeing Michael Pineda in pinstripes. It means he doesn’t have to worry about facing him.
Newsday Mar 9, 2015

Michael Pineda impressive in spring training debut

Michael Pineda never has seemed happier in a Yankees uniform. And for good reason.

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