1. Michael Pineda’s 16 Strikeout Game- May 10, 2015
To this day, Michael Pineda’s masterful pitching performance on Mother’s day of last year is his signature Yankee start.
Big Mike struck out 16 Baltimore Oriole batters and didn’t allow a walk over his seven innings of work. He also struck out the side in the second and fifth inning and recorded at least two strikeouts in every inning he pitched.
Pineda also became the first Yankees pitcher ever to have a 16 strikeout game without allowing a walk and he did it while wearing pink sleeves beneath his Pinstriped jersey. Talk about a present for Mom.
Maybe tonight under the lights of Sunday Night Baseball, someone can deliver a masterful performance to this list, but today is more about baseball.
Although Mothers earned more than just a “thank you” on this day, today I want everybody (not just athletes) and genuinely thank her.
Thank her for being your best cheerleader, most prominent fan, and most harmonious supporter. Face it, you won’t be where you are today without her.