Pimentel fanned six in five shutout innings

Well, okay, A.J. Burnett isn't a prospect, but he was pitching against them today as the Yankees' AAA and AA squads visited Pirate City. Burnett struggled throughout his outing, a lot of it due to control issues, and didn't manage to complete all his innings due to per-inning pitch limitations. Odd things like that happen in spring training games, so there's no point getting stressed about it.

By contrast, Stolmy Pimentel tore through the Yankees' AA team, throwing five shutout innings while allowing one hit and no walks. He fanned six and required only 53 pitches, 31 going for strikes. His fastball ranged from 92-95 throughout the outing and he showed a nasty upper-80s slider. He also threw a change that, Pimentel says, cuts sometimes. He ...

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