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.
— Maureen Mullen (@MaureenaMullen) April 23, 2014
HP ump Gerry Davis has ejected Michael Pineda for, one supposes, excessive pine tar on his neck.
— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) April 23, 2014
Michael Pineda caught slippin’ this time. Ejected for pine tar on the neck. pic.twitter.com/Ji182KTggJ
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 23, 2014
Pineda was replaced by David Phelps.
The Red Sox currently hold a 2-0 lead.