Joel Alberto Pineiro...Married, wife's name is Shirley; hasfour children, Joel Jr., Juliana, Adrian and Fabian...Graduateof Colonial High School (FL) where he was named anOrange County All-Star and Athlete of the Year...AttendedEdison Community College (FL) where he was namedFlorida Junior College Pitcher of the Year in 1997...Signedby: Fernando Arguelles.
Began his season with LAA on the 15-day DL (rightshoulder tightness)...Made a rehab appearance for Inland Empire (A) on 4/25before being activated on 4/27...Went 2-0, 1.98 ERA (6 ER, 27.1 IP) over his first 4 starts ofthe season...Recorded his 1,000th career SO on 5/5 at BOS (KevinYoukilis)...Became the 4th Puerto Rican-born pitcher to reach 100career wins in the majors, 6/17 at NYM (Javier Vazquez,Juan Pizarro and Jaime Navarro)...LAA won a season-best 6 straight starts by him, 6/11-7/9;he was 3-0, 4.10 ERA (17 ER, 37.1 IP) in that span...Was moved into the bullpen in early August; allowed5 ER in 8.0 IP in 3 relief appearances...Returned to the starting rotation on 8/30 and earnedwins in 2 of his final 3 decisions.
In first season with Angels and ninth full Major League season, compiled a 10-7 record with three complete gamesand a 3.84 ERA (152.1 IP - 65 ER) in 23 starts...Allowed 155 hits (15 HR) while walking 34 and striking out 92...Tossed a team-best 18 consecutive scoreless innings from May 5-21...Posted seven straight victories from June 6 toJuly 15, coming one win shy of career-best win streak...Five wins in June matched his most victories in a calendarmonth (also July 2003)...Was placed on disabled List, July 29 (retro to July 22) after straining his left obliquemuscle while warming up in the bullpen moments before his scheduled start on July 28...Made rehab start for RanchoCucamonga, Sept. 12, earning the win over Lake Elsinore in second round of Cal League playoffs (6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2ER, 1 BB, 3 SO)...Reinstated from DL, September 18...Did not record a decision in final three starts after returningfrom DL, despite posting a 1.71 ERA (21 IP - 4 ER)...Won seven of final eight decisions, posting a 2.77 ERA (84.1IP - 26 ER) over the span to drop ERA from 5.23 to 3.84...Tossed quality starts in 10 of final 11 starts...Posted a 1.63ERA (71.2 IP - 13 ER) over his final 10 starts at Angel Stadium, allowing one run or less in seven of the 10 starts...Pitched six innings-or-more in final 14 starts and 21 of 23 starts...Had quality starts in 17 of 23 outings.
In eighth full Major League season, posted a 15-12 record with three complete games, two shutouts, and a 3.53 ERA(214 IP - 84 ER) in 32 starts for St. Louis...Allowed 218 hits (11 HR), walked 27 and struck out 105...Came within onewin of career-high while throwing a personal best 214 innings...Ranked first among Major League pitchers in walks per 9IP at 1.14 (27 BB/214 IP)...Had 13 starts with no walks, including twice going four consecutive starts without walkinga batter...Began season winning each of first four starts (4-0, 3.76) before dropping eight of nine (1-8, 3.77)...Tossedthree 9.0 IP complete games, facing fewer than 30 batters in each...All three complete games came before the All-Starbreak...In 2-1 victory over Arizona, July 19, drove in both runs with a two-run double, becoming the second pitcher inthe last three seasons to win a game in which he drove in all of his team's runs...Recorded 15th win, September 22 atHouston, joining Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright to become only the fifth National League team since 2000 to havethere pitchers with at least 15 wins...Three of the previous four teams to accomplish the feat were also St. Louis teams...In final 17 starts, posted a 9-3 record.
In his first full season as a St. Louis Cardinal, Joel made 25 starts and appeared in 26 games...Made 12 quality starts and went 7-7 overall in his starts. The team was 12-13 when he took the mound...Received 5.0 runs of support/per start...team average was 4.8...Had two stints on the DL...missed the first 12 games of the season with right shoulder capsulitis (3/21-4/13). Made one rehabstart at Triple-A Memphis...Also missed 19 games while on the D.L. with a right groin strain from 5/21 to 6/12...Made 17 starts on the road vs. just eight at home. Was 4-6, 5.76 ERA (95.1 IP / 61 ER) on the road...Went 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA (50.1 IP/22 ER) in eight starts at Busch Stadium. He received ND in five of his last seven homestarts...after picking up his first home win on 4/29 vs. CIN did not get another win at home until his final two starts (8/6 vs. LA &9/25 vs. ARI)...Picked up his second career save by tossing 3.0 innings on 8/22 vs. ATL in an 18-3 win. It was his first save since 9/8/06 vs.Texas while w/ Seattle (also a 3.0-inning save)...Over his last 20 starts had a 5-5 record and 10 no-decisions (the team was 4-6 in those 10 ND's)...Allowed just eight 1st inning runs, but a combined 37 in the 4th & 5th frames...Went 3-0 with one save in his three starts, four games, in August. Had a 3.91 ERA (10 ER / 23.0 IP)...Had a season high three-game winning streak over 3-straight starts in August, 8/6-16...Did not strike out a batter in his first two starts - the first and only time in his career he has gone consecutive starts without a K...Earned wins in back-to-back starts 4/24 & 4/29, allowing just one run over 14.0 innings (0.64 ERA) striking out nine andwalking five. Was outstanding in his 4/29 start vs. CIN, as he allowed a hit to the leadoff batter and did not allow another hit forhis remaining 7.0 IP...Had a stretch where he allowed 10 or more hits in six of seven starts 6/27-7/31, including four straight in July. Went 1-2, with6.86 ERA in those seven games.
Acquired by the Cardinals from Boston on July 31, along with cash for a minor-league player to be named later (SeanDanielson). St. Louis went 7-4 overall in his 11 starts after he joined the starting staff on 8/4. Signed a two-year contract extension for 2008 and 2009 on October 15. Went 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA (29.1 IP/11 ER) in five starts at Busch. Suffered his first home loss in his 9/21 outing vs. HOU. Tossed 6.0 or more innings in five of his 11 starts, with QS in all five and a 4-1 record. In his other six starts with less than 6.0IP, he went 2-3 (one ND). Posted a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in 10 appearances from April 4-May 5 for Boston. Took the loss in his last major league outing before going on the D.L. on 6/27 in Seattle, his first defeat since 9/23/06 at theWhite Sox. Placed on Boston's D.L. 6/30 (retro to 6/28) and made one rehab start with Single-A Lowell. Appeared four times for Boston after being activated from the D.L. (right ankle sprain) on 7/13, allowing 2 runs in 3.2 innings. Was designated for assignment by Boston on 7/23. Had allowed an earned run in just 6 of his last 17 Red Sox games, postinga 4.08 ERA (8 ER/17.2 IP) in that span. Had allowed runs in 13 of 31 games overall. Accepted an optional assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on 7/25 and started that night at Toledo. Made his final start for Pawtucket prior to his trade to STL on 7/29 at Columbus. Tossed 5.0 innings (68 pitches) and allowedtwo runs on three hits while walking three and fanning two. His first start with STL on 8/4 was his first major league start since 9/16/06 at KC while with SEA. He had made 38 reliefappearances between starts. Took the loss in his 5.0 IP at WSH on 8/4 in what was a 12-1 defeat. Allowed five runs (4ER) in 5.0 IP with all five runscoming in the 4th inning. Threw 81 pitches when his previous high for the year was 42 (5/13 vs. BAL). Fashioned his first Cardinals & NL win on 8/9 in a 5-0 win vs. SD. Worked 7.0 scoreless, allowing only four hits. Combined with J. Isringhausen on a 3-0 shutout of the New York Mets in his final start, 9/27 at NY. He pitched 8.0 inningsallowing just three hits, walked one and fanned 6 in the make-up game. Retired his final 10 batters faced.
SUMMARY: Was 8-13 with a 6.36 ERA in a career-high 40 games (25 starts) and ranked 4th on thestaff with 165.2 innings...was 7-12 with a 6.62 ERA as a starter and 1-1 with one save and a 4.81ERA in 15 appearances after moving to the bullpen in mid-August...in his 15 relief outings, heldopponents to a .213 (19-for-89) batting average...was the American League Player of the Weekfrom May 1-7 after going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 2 starts...recorded his first major league save onSeptember 8 vs. Texas (2 ER/2.0 IP)...was not tendered a 2007 contract by Seattle on December12...pitched for Puerto Rico in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, going 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA (2ER/8.2 IP) in 2 starts.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Moved into sole possession of 6th place in all-time Mariner victories withhis 57th win on July 24 vs. Toronto...recorded victory No. 58 on September 5 at Detroit...whenhe earned A.L. Player of the Week honors from May 1-7, became the first Seattle pitcher to doso since Randy Johnson in 1997...in his first start that week on May 1 at Minnesota, worked hisonly complete game of the season, allowing 2 runs on 9 hits in 9.0 innings...beat Cleveland atSafeco Field in his next start on May 6, allowing just one run on 4 hits in 8.0 innings, striking out6...posted a 3.31 ERA (6 ER/16.1 IP) with a save and 2 holds in 7 relief appearances from August23-September 12.
MORE 2006 HIGHLIGHTS: Had his best relief appearance of the season on September 5 at Detroit,earning the win with 3.2 innings of no-hit, no-run ball, striking out 4...worked 2.0 inningsor more as a reliever 6 times, including a 4.0-inning outing on September 16 at Kansas City and aseason-high 5.1 relief innings on August 23 vs. New York...went 6.0 innings or more in 15 of his25 starts, 7.0 innings or more 6 times...allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 6 of his starts, loggingat least 6.0 innings in each of those contests...went 18.0 consecutive innings without a walk fromApril 25-May 6.
Had a 7-11 record and has had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in his professional career...Is 13-22 with a 5.21 ERA (191ER/329.2IP) in 51 starts over the past two seasons after going 29-18, 3.66 (158ER/388.0IP) in 60 starts from April 30, 2002 to Sept. 26, 2003...was 37-20, 3.38 (188ER/500.2IP) over his first four Big League seasons (94 games, 72 starts)...Ranks seventh all-time in Seattle history with 50 victories...earned victory number 50 at home Sept. 12 vs. the Angels...Third on the team with 11 quality starts, seven coming over eight starts from Aug. 5-Sept. 12...had four straight from Aug. 27-Sept. 12...Began 2005 on the disabled list; slowed by shoulder stiffness during spring training...was given an extra two weeks to prepare...made two rehabilitation appearances...Activated from the DL on April 15 and lost 6-4 to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field...was the first of 22 starts (out of 30) decided by three runs or less...12 outings were decided by one run, five others decided by two and five by three runs...Won two of his first three starts...however, was optioned to Tacoma after going 0-2, 7.23 over his first three May outings...did not pitch at Triple A...recalled on May 24 and had no-decision in a 3-2 loss at Baltimore...Induced 25 ground into double plays, tying for 10th in the Majors (t4th AL)...After going 1-4, 5.64 (43ER/68.2IP) in 11 starts over June and July, posted a 4-2 record, 3.54 ERA (22ER/56.0IP) over eight starts from Aug. 5-Sept. 12...Went 2-0, 1.61 (4ER/22.1IP) over his first three September starts, all Mariners' victories... team dropped his final three outings, going 0-2, 9.77 (17ER/15.2IP)...Longest winning streak was two - Aug. 5-16 in three starts and back-to-back outings Sept. 6-12...Beat the Angels twice in 2005, posting a 1.62 ERA (3ER/16.2IP)...complete-game win July 7 in Anaheim snapped an 11-start winless string...Other complete game occurred on May 1 at Oakland, a 3-2 loss that ended a five-start personal winning streak against the Athletics...4-2 loss at home July 21 vs. the A's ended his club-record streak of six consecutive no-decisions...Had no-decisions in three starts vs. the National League, posting a 3.32 ERA (7ER/19.0)...career 2.18 Interleague ERA is the best in the Majors among pitchers with 100.0 or more innings...Was 0-5 in nine day starts (46ER/54.0IP).
Had first losing record since 1999...was 5-5, 4.03 in 11 GS in Safeco Field (1-6, 5.37 on the road)...won April 18 vs. Texas to even record at 1-1 in third start of season...lost career-high 7-straight games (9 GS) April 23-June 8, dropping record to 1-8...won season-high third-straight game (4 GS) June 29 vs. Texas (7.0 IP, 2 ER)...lost at St. Louis July 4 to snap win streak despite allowing just 2 ER in 7.0 IP...was 5-3, 3.88 in 9 GS from June 13-July 25 (62.2 IP, 27 ER)...placed on 15-day DL July 27, retroactive to July 26, with strained flexor bundle in right elbow; transferred to 60-day DL Sept. 6...tossed pair of bullpens in Peoria with Mariners Instructional League team in October.
Finished 8th in the AL in wins (16), T1st in shutouts (2), 3rd in day ERA (2.54) & 7th in average against (.241)...second longest AL winning streak of 2003 (8 games, June 16-July 31)...set new career-highs in wins (16), innings (211.2), starts (32), complete games (3), shutouts (2) and strikeouts (151)...helped Mariners tie Major League record by using only five starters all season...one of four Mariners starters to pitch more than 200 innings (also: Moyer, Garcia, Franklin)...won three of final four starts to close out season (3-1, 3.21 in 4 GS / 28.0 IP, 10 ER)...was 8-0, 1.91 in nine starts June 16-July 31 (66.0 IP, 14 ER)...was 0-5, 8.30 in five August starts (26.0 IP, 24 ER)...eight consecutive wins (June 16-July 31) was new career-high win streak (prev.: 6, June 12-July 11, 2002)...had 19.2 innings pitched scoreless streak July 21-31...tossed 3-hit complete game shutout July 26 vs. Texas, winning 4-0; all three hits were singles...struck out a career-high 12 at Minnesota May 30 in complete-game shutout (4 H).
Was 13-7, 3.52 in 28 starts; 1-0, 0.50 in 9 relief appearances (1 ER, 18.0 IP)...3.24 ERA ranked 8th in the AL...2.55 home ERA ranked 2nd...2.84 ERA at night ranked 7th...team was 17-11 in his 28 starts...pitched first career complete game shutout June 12, 5-0 vs. St. Louis to snap a personal 3-game losing streak...drove in more runs than he allowed June 18 in Cincinnati, giving up one run over 6.1 innings while hitting a two-run single in the 5th...racked up his second career complete game three starts later, 6-2 vs. Colorado June 28...pitched 8 shutout innings in two consecutive starts, July 3 vs. Kansas City and July 11 at Tampa Bay to run his consecutive shutout streak to 20.0 IP...allowed two hits in 8.0 innings in 3-0 shutout vs. Kansas City July 3...was 6-0, 1.14 (47.1 IP, 6 ER) in six starts June 12-July 11...named Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by Seattle BBWAA.
Was 5-2, 2.36 in 11 starts, 1-0, 0.63 in 6 relief appearances with Seattle...held right-handed hitters to a .150 average (19x127), including retiring the first 51 right-handed hitters he faced...the 0x51 streak was the longest in the Majors since 1975 (as far back as research goes)...recalled from Tacoma July 5 and made 2001 debut that day, tossing 2.1 shutout innings of relief at Texas...threw 9.1 shutout innings in three relief appearances (2 H, 5 BB, 6 K) before making his first start of the season July 21 at Minnesota...set career- high and club's season-high with 11 strikeouts in a 5-4 victory vs. Toronto Aug. 7...was the first Mariners hurler to begin career 4-0...was ejected for first time in his ML career after hitting Angels Troy Glaus with a pitch Oct. 2 in Anaheim; was suspended for three games which he began serving the following night...tossed 2.0 shutout innings, striking out four, in final relief appearance of the season Oct. 6 vs. Tex.
Was 9-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) between double-A New Haven and triple-A Tacoma...promoted to Tacoma on May 30...tossed consecutive complete-game shutouts, June 12 vs. New Orleans (Game #2) & June 18 at Nashville, becoming first Rainier to toss consecutive complete game shutouts since Edwin Hurtado in 1997...named PCL Pitcher of the Week for June 12-18...missed first two weeks of July with soreness in right forearm...selected from Tacoma and made Major League debut at Chicago, August 8 Game #1...earned his first ML win as a starter (6+,5,2,2,2,4)...optioned to triple-A Tacoma Aug. 9 and recalled on the 14th...pitched in four games August 14-28...optioned to Tacoma Aug. 29 and recalled on Sept. 5...pitched one shutout inning Sept. 23 vs. Oakland.
Promoted to New Haven...led Eastern Lg. with 15 losses...tied for 3rd in league with 4 complete games...led staff in wins and innings pitched and second in strikeouts... season-high 9 strikeouts in complete-game, 8-2 victory over Harrisburg on June 25... named Eastern Lg. Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 2-8 after tossing a complete-game, four-hitter on Aug. 7 vs. New Britain (1 ER).
Won first four decisions from April 10-May 5 at Wisconsin...promoted to Lancaster on July 13...promoted to Orlando on Sept. 3 and won his only start Sept. 6 at Carolina...was named the Mariners' sixth best prospect by Baseball America
...was 2-0, 3.20 with Ponce in the Puerto Rico Winter League.
Began his pro career with Peoria...transferred to Everett on June 27...struck out 63 in 52.0 combined innings pitched.