UPDATE: Welp, that’s that. Pineda got two quick outs in the seventh but then Evan Longoria came up and roped a solid double to left field. After he did so he tipped his helmet to Pineda. The next batter, Brad Miller was quickly retired to end the inning.
Back to your normally-scheduled Monday afternoon.
2:52 PM: My act of posting this may very well jinx it, but let’s talk about it anyway: Yankees starter Michael Pineda has a perfect game going through six innings.
The Yankees are facing the Rays and the Rays have had no answer for Pineda yet. He’s got nine strikeouts and has thrown 74 pitches through the six frames.
Yankees lead 2-0. Updates as warranted.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.
Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.
The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.