In his third Major League season and second with the Yankees, went 12-10 with a 4.37 ERA (160.2IP, 78ER) in 27 starts...tied for second on the team with a career-high 12 wins...the team went 15-12 in his starts...Ranked 10th in the AL with a 3.5 WAR (FanGraphs), eighth with a 3.34 FIP and fourth with a 2.95 xFIP (min. 150.0IP)...his 1.03 gap between ERA (4.37) and FIP (3.34) was the second-largest in the Majors... Was on the 15-day D.L. with a right flexor forearm muscle strain from 7/30-8/26...made two rehab starts with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/WB, going 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA (7.2IP, 3ER)...Was named AL "Player of the Week" for 5/4-10 after going 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA (15.0IP, 1ER), 22K and 1BB over two starts, including a career-high 16K on 5/10 vs. Baltimore...marked his first career weekly honor...was the first Yankees pitcher to win the award since Mariano Rivera on 9/25/11...Went 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA (46.1IP, 14ER) over his first seven starts through 5/10...extended his career-best winning streak to seven decisions (9/22/14-5/10/15), during which he went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA (60.0IP, 15ER, 72K, 4BB) over nine starts...His AL-best 7.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio (156K, 21BB) was the highest ever by a Yankee who threw at least 150.0IP...ranked second in the Majors (Washington's Max Scherzer-8.12)...was the sixth-highest single-season mark in AL history (min. 150.0IP)...had five starts with at least 7K and 0BB, tied for most such starts in the AL...Finished seventh in the AL (min. 150.0IP) with 8.74 strikeouts per 9.0IP (160.2IP, 156K)...led the team in strikeouts... had two of the Yankees' three individual double-digit strikeout games, on Mother's Day (5/10 vs. Baltimore-16K) and the Fourth of July (7/4 vs. Tampa Bay-10K)... His 1.18 walks per 9.0IP ratio (160.2IP, 21BB) was second-lowest in the AL (min. 150.0IP) to Minnesota's Phil Hughes (0.93)...was the sixth-lowest in Yankees history, the lowest since Jon Lieber posted a 0.92 figure in 2004...led the AL with 12 starts with 0BB (fourth in the Majors)...his streak of 45 consecutive starts with 2BB-or-fewer since 8/15/11 w/ Seattle vs. Toronto is the second-longest active streak in the Majors (Phil Hughes-55)...did not issue a four-pitch walk to any of the 668 batters he faced, going to a three-ball count on just 87 of them (13.2%)...issued 7BB to the 349 right-handed batters faced in 2015...Recorded a career-high 16K on 5/10 vs. Baltimore, tying the second-highest single-game strikeout total in Yankees history (7.0IP, 6H, 1ER, 0BB, 16K, 1HR)...was 2K shy of Ron Guidry's team-record 18K on 6/17/78 vs. California...tied David Cone's Yankees single-game record for strikeouts by a right-handed pitcher...matched the third-highest strikeout total in the Majors in 2015 (Cleveland's Corey Kluber-18K, 0BB on 5/13/15 vs. St. Louis, Washington's Max Scherzer-17K, 0BB on 10/3/15-G2 at New York-NL, Scherzer-16K, 1BB on 6/14/15 at Milwaukee)...set a modern era (since 1900) American League record and tied the Major League record for the most strikeouts in a start of 7.0IP-or-fewer...was the first to do it since the Phillies' Cliff Lee (16K in 7.0IP) on 5/6/11 vs. Atlanta...posted the first game in Yankees history with at least 16K and no walks, breaking the previous team record for strikeouts in a game with no walks (13K)...recorded six of his first seven outs, eight of his first 10 and 14 of his first 17 via strikeout...struck out six consecutive batters from the last out of the fourth to the second out of the sixth...had multiple strikeouts in all seven innings...Allowed a .278 (176-for-634) opponents' BA; LH .272 (82-for-302), RH .283 (94-for-332)...had the seventh-highest opponents' BABIP (.335) in the Majors (min 150.0IP)...opponents hit .325 (39-for-120) with RISP, sixth-highest in the Majors (min. 100AB w/ RISP)...Of his 27 starts, allowed 1R-or-fewer 10 times, 4R-or-more 12 times and 2R-or-3R just five times...allowed at least 4R or 1R-or-fewer in each of his final 12 starts (beg. 7/4)...the Yankees were 13-2 when he allowed 3R-or-fewer...Went 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA (89.2IP, 45ER) in 15 starts at Yankee Stadium... allowed 2R-or-fewer in six of his first seven home starts, going 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA (45.2IP, 12ER)...permitted at least 4R in six of his last eight home starts, going 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA (44.0IP, 33ER)...ranked third in the AL (seventh in the Majors) with a 6.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio at home (90K, 14BB)...was tied for fifth in the AL with 16HR allowed at home, and his 1.61 HR per 9.0IP was fifth-highest in the AL...Went 7-5 with a 4.18 ERA (71.0IP, 33ER) in 12 road starts...led the Majors with a 0.89 BB per 9.0IP ratio on the road, issuing walks in just 5-of-12 starts...led the AL (second in the Majors) with a 9.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the road (66K, 7BB)... allowed 5HR, as his 0.63 HR per 9.0IP ratio on the road was fifth-lowest in the AL...extended his streak of road starts with 1HR-or-fewer to 25 starts...won a career-best four consecutive road starts from 9/28/14-5/5/15, defeating all four AL East opponents during the streak...On 4/29 vs. Tampa Bay, snapped his streak of 585 batters (146.1IP) without a hit-by-pitch when he hit Brandon Guyer in the fourth inning...had not hit a batter since 7/30/11 vs. Tampa Bay w/ Seattle (Sean Rodriguez)... Had a 26-start streak without inducing a GIDP from 7/19/11-4/24/15, tied for the third-longest such streak in the Majors since 1945...Had a no-hit bid through the first six innings of his 6/17 start vs. Miami before allowing a HR to Yelich to lead off the seventh...marked his third career start with at least 6.0IP and 1H-or-fewer...was the first start by a Yankee with at least 9K and no more than 1H since CC Sabathia on 7/26/11 vs. Seattle (7.0IP, 1H, 14K)...Threw his first career complete game (8.0IP) in a loss on 6/28 at Houston, tying a career high in innings...Went 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA (19.0IP, 3ER, 1BB, 23K) in five starts in spring training.
Made 13 starts in his ﬁrst season with the Yankees, going 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA (76.1IP, 16ER)…prior to Pineda,the last Yankees pitchers to record an ERA of 2.00 or lower as a starter (min. 10GS) were Ron Guidry in 1978 (35GS, 1.74 ERA, 273.2IP, 53ER) and Spud Chandler in 1943 (30GS, 1.64 ERA, 253.0IP, 46ER)... Held opponents to a .200 batting average (56-for-280), the lowest mark for a Yankees pitcher as a starter(min. 75.0IP) since Dave Righetti held opponents to a .196 mark in 1981 (75-for-382, 105.1IP)... Produced an 8.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio (7BB, 59K), the highest-ever mark for a Yankees pitcher (min.75.0IP)…the previous Yankees record of 6.92 was set by Mariano Rivera in 2001 (80.2IP, 12BB, 83K)... Issued 0.83 walks per 9.0IP, the lowest mark ever for a Yankees pitcher (min. 75.0IP)…David Wells set the previousclub record of 0.85 in 2003 (213.0IP, 20BB)…was the Majors' second-lowest mark in 2014 (Phil Hughes-0.69)... Among pitchers who made at least 13 starts in 2014, Pineda ranked ﬁrst in opponents' OBP (.219), second inERA (Clayton Kershaw-1.77) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (Phil Hughes-11.63) and fourth in opponents' battingaverage (Johnny Cueto-.194, Clayton Kershaw-.196, Felix Hernandez-.200)... Was one of only three pitchers in 2014 to record at least 75.0IP without hitting a batter (also Cleveland's Zach McAllister-86.0 IP and Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak-86.0IP)... Recorded at least 5.0IP and allowed 1ER or fewer in nine of his 13 starts…allowed 2ER or fewer in 12 of his starts... Made his Yankees debut in 4/5 loss at Toronto (6.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)…marked his ﬁrst Major League appearance since 9/21/11 at Minnesota (w/ SEA)…earned his ﬁrst victory as a Yankee in 4/10 win vs. Boston (6.0IP, 4H, 1ER,1HR, 2BB, 7K)…was his ﬁrst win since 7/30/11 vs. Tampa Bay (w/ Seattle)... Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in a 2-0 Yankees win vs. Chicago-NL on 4/16-G2 (4H, 1BB, 3K)…became the ﬁrstpitcher to allow one-or-fewer earned runs and pitch at least 6.0 innings in each of his ﬁrst three-or-more games as a Yankee since Kevin Brown accomplished the feat in 2004 (also 3GS)…also became the ﬁrst pitcher to recordat least 6.0IP and allow ﬁve-or-fewer hits in each of his ﬁrst three games as a Yankee since Denny Neagle did sofrom 7/18-28/00 after being traded from the Reds... Was ejected in the second inning of 4/23 loss at Boston by HP Umpire and Crew Chief Gerry Davis for havinga foreign substance on his neck…was suspended by MLB for 10 games on 4/24 and reinstated on 5/6... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder muscle injury on 5/6…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 6/3…made rehab appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/3 vs. Syracuse and 8/8 vs. Columbus, combining to go 0-1 with a 1.17 ERA (7.2IP, 9H, 1ER, 1BB, 11K)…was removed from the 60-day D.L. on 8/13 after missing 87 games... Produced a 1.78 ERA (30.1IP, 6ER, 1BB, 19K) in ﬁve starts from 8/13-9/5, but the Yankees went 1-4 in those games…on 9/5 vs. Kansas City, Pineda became the ﬁrst Yankees pitcher to lose a 1-0 game on an unearned run (7.0IP, 3H, 1R, 0BB, 4K) since Kenny Rogers did so at Anaheim on 5/28/96 (credit: Elias)... Pineda's fifth-inning walk of Ryan Haniganon 9/16 at Tampa Bay snapped a streak of 119 consecutive batters faced without issuing a walk or a hit-by-pitch, spanning 30.2IP and parts of six starts (8/20-9/16)...according to Elias, it was the longest such streak by a Yankee since David Wells faced 122 consecutive batters without issuing a BB or HBP from 9/7-28/03…Pineda recorded at least 6.0IP and issued 0BB in four consecutive starts from 8/25-9/11, joining David Wells as the only Yankees since 1973 to produce such an outing in four-or-more consecutive starts (Wells-four times)... Earned his fourth win of the season on 9/22 vs. Baltimore, allowing only one hit in 7.1IP during a 5-0 Yankees victory (1BB, 8K)…allowed one-or-fewer hits in a start for the second time in his career (also 1H in 6.1IP w/SEA on 7/30/11 vs. TB)…became the ﬁrst Yankees pitcher to allow one-or-fewer hits and throw at least 7.1innings in a start since CC Sabathia did so on 9/2/10 vs. Oakland (8.0IP, 1H)... Started the Yankees' ﬁnal game on 9/28 at Boston, earning the win (6.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 10K)…became the ﬁrst Yankee to record at least 10K and allow three-or-fewer hits without walking a batter since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat on 7/26/05 vs. Minnesota (8.0IP, 2H, 11K)…was the ﬁrst Yankee to accomplish the featagainst the Red Sox since Mike Mussina on 9/2/01 at Boston (9.0IP, 1H, 13K)... Went 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP, 2ER) in four oﬃcial spring training starts.