Credit for Pineda's comeback goes to ...

Michael Pineda is starting for the Yankees in Wednesday's nightcap.

Who should be given full credit for his comeback? ESPN New York, of course.

From Jorge Arangure Jr.'s story in the New York Times.

But Pineda said he soon found salvation in an ESPN article a coach brought to his attention. In the article, the former standout pitcher Curt Schilling, who had undergone shoulder surgery in 1995, was quoted as saying that he believed Pineda would recover and be a star again. The article was in English, so Pineda couldn’t read it, but he soon found himself asking friends, teammates and coaches to read it to him over and over again.

“I always had Curt Schilling on my mind,” Pineda said of the article. “I then started to look for as much information about his situation as possible, and to learn everything about him. And that brought me comfort and happiness. I thought about him all the time. And it showed me that my situation was not hopeless but that I just needed to work hard to get back.”

Here is the original story in which yours truly interviewed Schilling.