Moosic, Pa. – New York Yankees star right-hander Michael Pineda will make a rehabilitation appearance for the SWB RailRiders on Friday, August 21, when the club hosts the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m. Coming back from a right forearm strain, Pineda threw 42 pitches in a start with the Trenton Thunder on Sunday, August 16.
The San Cristobal, D.R., native made 19 starts for New York prior to the injury. He posted a 9-7 record and a 3.97 ERA. He had two strong, back-to-back outings May 5 and 10. He blanked the Toronto Blue Jays over eight innings and struck out a career-high 16 against the Baltimore Orioles the following start.
Pineda made eight starts with the RailRiders over the 2013-2014 seasons. His career mark with the SWB includes a 1-2 record and 3.19 ERA. His last outing with SWB came on August 8, 2014, against the Columbus Clippers. He allowed a run on six hits over 4.1 innings while striking out seven.
Friday’s game will also feature a spectacular postgame fireworks show. Great seats are still available. Fans can purchase tickets by calling (570) 969-BALL or by visiting swbrailriders.com.
The RailRiders continue their series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) on Wednesday night with a first pitch at 7:05 p.m. from PNC Field. Right-hander Brady Lail (1-1, 4.50) makes his fourth start for SWB and is scheduled to face left-hander Anthony Vasquez (7-5, 4.45). The RailRiders will host “Mariano Rivera Day” on Thursday, September 3rd, against the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) with an appearance by the Yankees’ legendary closer himself.For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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