Game 32 : It was a mound performance not seen in the new Yankee Stadium. 16 strikeouts in only 7 innings. 111 pitches. 81 strikes. It was the pitch count itself that prevented Michael Pineda from a chance at busting the team record of 18, set by Ron Guidry against the then-California Angels in 1978. Big Mike did tie the single game strikeout record by a Yankee right-hander, matching David Cone‘s total of 16 against Detroit in 1997.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankess 6, Orioles 2
FOOTNOTES : Coming into today’s game Michael Pineda numbers include 38 strikeouts and only 3 walks, and a perfect 5-0 record versus Baltimore — and he left with 54 strikeouts, still 3 walks, and a perfect 6-0 log against the Birds … Core Four stud and fan favorite Jorge Posada was in the YES booth as the launch of his book hits the streets.