TORONTO — The New York Yankees waited two years to get Michael Pineda healthy and back on the mound at the major-league level. But on the day he finally made his debut, they had to place someone else on the disabled list.
Mark Teixeira went to the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. It was part of a day of mixed results for the Yankees as the Blue Jays pounded them 4-0.
More encouraging for the Yankees was the fine performance by Pineda. His impressive outing, combined with Masahiro Tanaka’s victory the night before, is enough to make the Yankees dream of a rotation featuring those two 25-year-olds at the top for years to come.
Using a fastball that was regularly clocked between 93 and 95 mph, Pineda mostly dominated the Blue Jays hitters, showing glimpses of the form he exhibited with the Mariners as a rookie in 2011, when he was named to the American League All-Star team.
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Throwing in his first appearance since Sept. 21 of that year, Pineda allowed one run and five hits in six innings and did not walk a batter. He also struck out five.
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