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“In the first inning, I threw the first slider, I said oh, everything is working good today,” Pineda said after today’s game, according to Chad Jennings. “… I don’t know how to explain to you how happy I am right now. But I’m very happy now.”

Stud. That’s what Michael Pineda is. He’s the Yankees’ best pitcher and the only that can temper our feelings about him now is a nagging concern that he won’t stay healthy. Otherwise, he’s been tremendous. Today, he mastered the Orioles for 7 innings. Gave up a run, didn’t walk a batter and struck out sixteen. Can you remember a big dominant Moose like Pineda–with this kind of control and stuff–pitch for the Yanks in the past 30 years?

Carlos Beltran hit a line drive off the right field wall in his first at bat, a foot or two away from being a homer. Later, he did hit a home run, his first of the year. McCann hit a dinger, and Didi Gregorius drove in a pair as the Yanks won, 6-2.

[Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/Newsday]

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1 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 10, 2015 10:03 pm

He's a Monster version of El Duque. Stay healthy, Big Fella. I am still kicking myself for missing the first 5 innings because I was watching sox-Jays on mlb. Grrrrrr.....

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 10, 2015 10:13 pm

The booth said Clemens threw 151 pitches during one of his 20 k games. Holy cow! Pineda also called strike outs 'strike em outs' according to Lohud. Ha. I like that. : )

3 RIYank   ~  May 11, 2015 5:29 am

I was just looking at his record for the year and was really impressed by his K/BB ratio... then I realized Baseball Reference hadn't incorporated last night's game yet. He's struck out 54 and walked three this season, for a mind-blowing 18:1 ratio.

The Yankees have the best team ERA in the AL. Just gotta keep hitting a little bit, that should be enough.

4 seamus   ~  May 11, 2015 6:58 am

I missed the game but may watch the condensed version today so I can see this mastery! I can't believe how well this team is doing despite multiple sub-mendoza line hitters thus far, though I think Beltran just topped over the .200 mark as of yesterday.

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 11, 2015 7:09 am

[3] I did and thought the exact same thing!

IF he stays healthy and IF Tanaka stays healthy..well, it's nice to dream a little bit.

6 rbj   ~  May 11, 2015 7:48 am

[3] And more mind blowing is that Bartolo Colon is up to a 40:1 K/BB ratio.

7 Alex Belth   ~  May 11, 2015 9:16 am

2) That is great.

8 Chyll Will   ~  May 11, 2015 9:40 am

[1] I immediately thought of El Duque as well. Someone from the coaching staff should contact him to get pointers on strength and conditioning.

9 Ben   ~  May 11, 2015 10:24 am

They should always be called "strike em outs"

10 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 11, 2015 10:38 am

Could only listen for a few late innings due to Mother's Day responsibilities...brunch with three mothers and families, including mine who turns 90 in June...and still drives city streets! Remember that sorta catcher who could sorta hit that was traded for Big Pine? And the "Tears of Rage" expressed by many here and elsewhere?

Well, "The Weight" has been lifted from our hearts as Pineda is doing what was potentially demonstrated that Rookie Year in Seattle. That other unnamed player "Shall Be Released".

And has Beltron peeled that "Long Black Veil" of hitting futility? I hope so, he looked like he played with "Chest Fever" so far this year, but is coming through now.

"This Wheels on Fire" for the Yankees, as they are now 8 games over .500 playing only 32.

11 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 11, 2015 10:52 am

From now on, there is only, strike em outs.

12 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2015 12:44 pm

[0] great title.

"strike 'em outs" is totally ruling and definitely how we should refer to them going forward!

[6] yeah, The Tolo is unreal!

14 Alex Belth   ~  May 11, 2015 3:30 pm
15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 11, 2015 5:46 pm

[1] Speaking of Duque, remember that other guy we tried out and never worked out and wound up on Boston? He was supposed to be special. Now I can't even recall the poor man's name. Those years are a bit of a black hole in my memory, too. (What the hell was his name?)

16 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2015 6:14 pm

Weeping - you might be thinking of Jose Contreras...?

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