Game 122: Woe is Pineda

Michael Pineda is in the news for the first time in what seems like forever, as he was … drum roll, please … arrested for drunk driving.

I am not sure what aspect of this is most depressing. Is it the fact that this is the first news we’ve heard on Pineda since his surgery? The fact that this piles on to the purported make-up and maturity issues leaked from the Mariners? Or the fact that the only image Yankees fans have of Pineda involves his being out of shape and, now, drunk? In actuality, it’s all of the above.

Well that, and the fact that the Yankees and Major League Baseball are more than likely to do a great deal of nothing about this, as is their wont. I will climb off my soapbox for the time being, but for shame to all parties involved, in perpetuity.

Onto the lineups:

New York Yankees Chicago White Sox
Derek Jeter, SS Dewayne Wise, CF
Nick Swisher, DH Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B Adam Dunn, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B Paul Konerko, 1B
Curtis Granderson, CF Alex Rios, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B A.J. Pierzynski, C
Raul Ibanez, LF Dayan Viciedo, LF
Ichiro Suzuki, RF Alexei Ramirez, SS
Chris Stewart, C Gordon Beckham, 2B
Freddy Garcia, SP Gavin Floyd, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m., on the YES Network. Let’s go Yankees!

About Domenic Lanza

Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.

103 thoughts on “Game 122: Woe is Pineda

  1. Just about to give up, but the Captain obviously wants me to retain some hope.

  2. Well, not exactly a screaming line drive, but a tying run is a tying run is a tying run.

  3. Way to go Tex! Feel like the Yankees dont do as well in the later innings this year as they used to

  4. Okay honestly who didn’t see that coming? Last thing to return from TJS is command. Of course Joba is going to get hammered (no pun intended given the news today and Jobas history). Low leverage situations only please and thank you

    • That’s what Girardi said was how he was going to use him after his last disaster. And here he does it again. I was against them getting Lowe, but I can’t believe he’s sitting and Joba’s pitching.

  5. Joba’s going to pitch to Dunn and Konerko and I don’t have a drop of alcohol in the house?

  6. Good night, all. I’m going to see a Hudson Valley Renegades game tomorrow, so won’t be around.