Game 27 | 17-10, 1st : With Masahiro Tanaka on the shelf, it took new staff ace Michael Pineda a few innings to find his groove, but was masterful his last three, leading New York to a 6-3 road victory. It got dicey however, as the Yankees took a 6-0 lead into the 9th inning and the bullpen didn’t get the job done. Joe Girardi was forced to call on closer Andrew Miller to lock it down.
“He’s a big-time pitcher. If you don’t have one of your pitches, it’s a game of adjustments, not only from the offense’s side, but from a pitcher’s side. If you can go in there knowing one pitch isn’t working for you and find a way to get outs, that’s very impressive.” ‐ Jacoby Ellsbury on Michael Pineda (Hat tip: Chad Jennings @ LoHud)
Game 27 Notes