kimchi_chigae wrote:Pineiro had a couple of nice starts last year and I think I picked him up once or twice for a spot start. I was a big fan when he came up with the Mariners, but he has been so bad last few years that it is tough to trust him.
I'm not giving him a huge leash, but I figure this is the time of the year to pick up a bunch of pitching could-be's. And the ones that show themselves as not-be's, I'll drop.
But I'm putting more emphasis on him inducing more GB's than his ERA over his innings thus far. There's at least a methodological reason why he's been doing so well so far, and may be more than simply small sample size.
doing well so far.
4-0, 3.76, 1.37, 6K's, 6BB's, 26 1/3 IP with 3 of his 4 starts being a QS (and the other one being responsible for almost half of his ER's).
The K's are low but also a consequence of him pitching the sinker. In his start yesterday, 12 of his 20 recorded outs were for groundouts. As long as he keeps that up and the walks down, I'm keeping him on the squad.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.