Michael Pineda has an ERA of 2.15.
He also has a W-L record of 3-5, since the Yanks don’t hit for him. Tuesday night was no exception as the Yanks lost 6-1 to the Rays.
Pineda went 5 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 walks and 5 K. He left losing 2-1.
The bullpen didn’t keep the Yanks in the game after Pineda left.
Josh Outman 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 2.86.
Esmiel Rogers 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Overall ERA 5.31.
Rich Hill 2 batters, 2 hits. 0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks or K. Overall ERA 3.86.
David Phelps 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 4.35.
David Huff 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 3.54.
Things got a bit heated when Derek Jeter was HBP and David Phelps threw a pitch inside in retaliation. The Rays have hit a couple batters in recent Rays/Yanks games recently, including Jeter last week as well as the pitch that hit Headley in the chin. Phelps, Girardi and coach Tony Pena were ejected.
Jeter’s 0-for string reached 26. His batting average is down to .249, a 29 point drop since August 2nd.
Earlier in the day, the Yanks lost their hottest hitter, Martin Prado, for the season due to an emergency appendectomy.
Masahiro Tanaka will test out his arm (and that hopefully-recovering torn ligament in his elbow) with a start on Sunday.
The only Yanks run in the game came on an rbi single by Ichiro in the second. They were 1 for 10 with RISP.
One other sad note: The Yanks are dead last in the AL in runs scored.
With the loss, the Yanks remain in 3rd place in the AL East (Baltimore clinched the division last evening) at 76-74, and there is a chance they may finish without a winning record for the first time since 1992. They are six out of the final playoff spot with just 12 games remaining and would have to jump four teams.