Monday, September 22, 2014

Pineda's Gem Lifts Yankees to 5-0 Win Over Orioles

Michael Pineda tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings and Derek Jeter connected on a big two-run double tonight as the Yankees continued their recent hot streak with a 5-0 win over the Orioles. 

For this one's first 4 1/3 frames, interestingly, Pineda didn't even give up a baserunner, a nice way to begin the outing in which the O's mustered just one hit and the right-hander, whose record is now 4-5 and whose ERA is now 1.93, struck out eight.

Nonetheless, thanks to a similarly good first few at-bats by Baltimore's Wei-Yin Chen (6 IP, 4 R/2 ER) the contest remained scoreless until the bottom of third, when a Ryan Flaherty throwing error, a Jose Pirela triple off the left-center field wall in his first career plate appearance, and a groundout from the aforementioned Jeter gave the home team an early 2-0 advantage.

Then in the fifth, after another single from Pirela and a walk of Brett Gardner, the suddenly on-fire Jeter contributed again with said double down the left field line, a knock that acted as the dagger on the night with Pineda throwing so well and Chase Headley's adding of a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth.


  1. JACK NIEMUTH....the Don Quixote of Yankee blogging.
    Go getem, Jack...and may the wind be to your back. God speed, to you sir.

    ( I got one step forward, in crossing the East River today. I wish you better luck.)

  2. DID I tell Jack Niemuth something ?
    YES !
    The Yankees have failed to reach three runs in a game.....50x this year.
    Almost 1/3 their games.They are tied with 19 other MLB teams, in doing so.
    God speed, sir.

  3. The biggest problem with Jack's theory is Cleveland is playing Seattle (I believe it's Seattle). So you have to get sweeps in our favor in the non head to head matchups while we sweep to make up any significant ground.

    1. The Native Americans are playing the Royals. In order for them to both not make it, Cleveland will have to take 3/4 this week (so far the first two have been split) and then lose 2/3 to Tampa


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