Moosic, Pa. - New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will make a second rehab start for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
RailRiders Trolley Frogs. He will get the ball on Friday, August 8 for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians).
He tossed 3.1 scoreless innings for SWB on Sunday in a 3-1 defeat of the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals). He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four on 58 pitches (37 strikes). That was Pineda's first appearance since an April 23 nod at Boston for the big club. He went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA in four starts for the Yankees at the season's start.
He made six starts for the 2013 RailRiders, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA. The IL hit just .205 against him and he struck out 26 against six walks over 23.1 innings. His lone loss that season came at PNC Field against Syracuse on July 11.
When Pineda takes the hill, he will not wear a RailRiders uniform. The entire team will shed its quills on What If Night. What would the PNC Field experience be like if Trolley Frogs had won the fan vote for the team name? Everyone will find out. Players and coaches will wear special Trolley Frogs jerseys and hats, which will be auctioned off upon the game's conclusion to help benefit those served by Allied Services. Friday night means fireworks, as Jack William Tire and Auto and Kumho Tire present the final Fireworks Friday of the season.
Can't make it to the game? Friday's contest will also air on MyNet TV at 7 p.m. with John Sadak and Aaron Berlin on the call. Jim Riley fills in on radio with pregame coverage starting at 6:35 p.m. on NEPA Sports Radio -The GAME, Northeast PA's largest radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM. For season ticket information, single-game tickets or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailirders.com.
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