John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren't going to let Michael Pineda get away with using his pine tar stash against them twice. In the second inning of Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees, Farrell asked umpire Gerry Davis to check Pineda's neck, which appeared to have pine tar slathered on it.
Aye yi yi, Michael Pineda again?
Pineda beat the Red Sox on April 10 with what appeared to be pine tar globbed on his pitching hand. The Red Sox didn't complain then. After the game, Pineda said it was only dirt, an explanation that no one really believed but was happy to shrug away. Since the Red Sox didn't complain, the league didn't punish Pineda.
This time, things are different. Pineda was swiftly thrown out of the game after Farrell's inquiry and Davis' inspection. Pineda will face aRead More »from Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected after pine tar is discovered on his neck