Apr 10, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees' Michael Pineda ejected for pine tar (photo)


When the New York Yankees earned a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox back on April 10, the entire game revolved around Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda. Not because Pineda gave up just one run in six innings to earn the victory, but because he had pine tar on his hand.

After the game, players on both teams seemed to brush the incident aside.

On Wednesday night when Pineda once again took the hill against the Red Sox, you could clearly see pine tar on Pineda’s neck.

Red Sox manager John Farrell went out to complain about the pine tar during the second inning. The umpire crew checked Pineda and he was ejected.


Pineda was replaced by David Phelps.

The Red Sox currently hold a 2-0 lead.

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