Michael Pineda allowed two runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts over six innings in a no decision against the Astros on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Pineda made just his second start returning from the disabled list last week, and was able to keep the Yankees in the game, but once again fell short as he was forced to settle for a no-decision. Through six starts this season, Pineda is sitting on a 2-2 record with a 2.05 EAR and 0.88 WHIP while maintaining a 22:4 K:BB rate over 30.2 innings. Although the sample size is rather small, Pineda remains someone worth owning down the stretch as he tries to salvage what is left of another injury-plagued year for the big 25-year-old. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals on Monday night. ANALYST: Matthew Beck