Michael Pineda allowed just one run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings against the Red Sox on Thursday.
Pineda looked incredibly sharp right from the onset and had the Red Sox fishing for his slider all night. He threw 94 pitches (63 strikes) and seemed like he wanted to go longer when manager Joe Girardi came out to get him, but it's still early and he is just coming back from a major shoulder injury. His one blemish came at the hands of Daniel Nava who popped a solo shot on a pitch he mistakenly left up in the zone, but other than that, the outing was fantastic. He'll face the Cubs his next time out so let it ride.ANALYST: Howard Bender