Rattlers MLB Alumni – Games of April 28, 2011
“He’s unbelievable,” Olivo said of Pineda. “He’s one of the top pitchers in the league right now. He’s unbelievable.”
Pineda didn’t always look that way in front of 21,176 fans on a cool, windy afternoon. The Tigers got to him for a pair of second-inning runs. Their left-handed batters began teeing off on a changeup Pineda kept leaving too high in the strike zone.
But Pineda made a mechanical adjustment between innings to keep his left shoulder from flying open on pitches. Olivo also had him use his mid-90s fastball more often against southpaw hitters.
Bringing out your higher self
Think of the fine times
He’s so unbelievable.
Seattle 7 @Detroit 2
Michael Pineda (’08): 6IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 9K, WIN #4
Michael Saunders (’06): 2-for-4, RUN
@Cleveland 8, Kansas City 2
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 1-for-4, RBI
Shin-Soo Choo (’02): 2-for-4, RBI, HR #4
Boston 6 @Baltimore 2
David Ortiz (’96): 2-for-5, RUN
Adam Jones (’04): 0-for-3
@New York 12, Chicago 3
Alex Rodriguez (Foxes, ’94): 1-for-4, RUN, RBI