What can you say? Joel Pineiro was simply too good today. He got 21 outs: 11 on the ground, seven on strikes and only three in the air. One of the three was a foul popup to third. Aside from Nick Swisher’s RBI triple, the Yankees had no chance against him, and he didn’t hurt himself either. Zero walks for the Angels starter in a 5-3 Yankees loss.
That’s an Associated Press photo of Alex Rodriguez after one of three strikeouts against Pineiro.