Rattlers MLB Alumni – Games of April 28, 2011

Michael Pineda (2008) is pretty good:

“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

SEA:
Michael Pineda (’08): 6IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 9K, WIN #4
Michael Saunders (’06): 2-for-4, RUN

@Cleveland 8, Kansas City 2

CLE:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 1-for-4, RBI
Shin-Soo Choo (’02): 2-for-4, RBI, HR #4

Boston 6 @Baltimore 2

BOS:
David Ortiz (’96): 2-for-5, RUN

BAL:
Adam Jones (’04): 0-for-3

@New York 12, Chicago 3

NYY:
Alex Rodriguez (Foxes, ’94): 1-for-4, RUN, RBI

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