Michael Pineda is only the latest in a long line of pitchers suspected of nefarious conduct on the mound.
Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda will not be suspended for pitching with a substance on the bottom of his right hand in the Yanks' victory over the Red Sox Thursday, Joe Torre said Friday.
Unwritten rules and such.
The New York Yankees beat the defending World Series champions Boston Red Sox 4-1, but everyone is talking about Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda. It is not because he won his first game since July 2011. Instead, people are talking about the substance on his pitching hand. Show More Summary
Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees was caught by television cameras with what appeared to be a foreign substance on his hand and wrist while pitching against the Boston Red Sox. Pineda said it was just dirt. Almost everybody else agrees that the substance was in all likelihood pine tar. Show More Summary
Thursday night during the Yankees vs. Red Sox game, Michael Pineda cheated, plain and simple. There was enough pine tar, Firm Grip, Valvoline or Jell-O pudding on the palm of his throwing hand, and back of his glove hand, that most of...Show More Summary
"It's just dirt, nothing to see here" was Michael Pineda's general reaction to being accused of glopping up the heel of his hand with some unknown substance in a strong pitching performance against Boston last night. It clearly wasn't dirt. Show More Summary
Television cameras captured what appeared to be a foreign substance on the hand of Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda on Thursday night. The speculation by many is that the substance was pine tar, which is illegal and used to help get a better grip on the baseball. Show More Summary
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are playing their first series of the season and — who knew? — there’s already a controversy. Just what was that stuff on the hand of pitcher Michael Pineda? Was it dirt? Pine tar (shades of George Brett)? Oily gunk? Gunky oil? Pineda, who gave up four […]
On Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, the 2014 comeback story of New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda got a little dirty. Literally. If you had Twitter open while Pineda led the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox...Show More Summary
Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitched six innings of one-run ball during a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, allowing only four hits and two walks while striking out seven. That performance should have people talking about Pineda’s successful return to the Majors after a two-year hiatus, but that hasn’t been the […]
It’s the most accepted form of cheating, if you will, in baseball. And that’s if Michael Pineda actually was using pine tar to get a better grip on the baseball. He said he wasn’t. He said it was just dirt on his hand that became the talk of Thursday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game.
Michael Pineda made his second start since 2011, but it was a dominating performance against the Red Sox.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.
The only thing missing was George Brett. Michael Pineda dominated the Red Sox in his first start at Yankee Stadium, leading the Yankees to a 4-1 win over their rivals in front of 42,821.
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda doesn't seem to be hiding the visible splotch of stuff on his throwing hand. It seems to be pine tar, as NESN color commentator Jerry Remy noted. (Remy wasn't happy.) Read more...
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda might have been relying on a little more than his right arm on Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish spotted what appeared to be a foreign substance—possibly...Show More Summary
Michael Pineda took the mound for the first time as a Yankee last weekend. After missing all of 2013, Pineda came in and looked solid against the Blue Jays. While he ended up taking the loss, Pineda had good stuff and command in his six innings, walking none and striking out five. The question now is how long he'll be able to keep it up. Show More Summary
This is what the Yankees had in mind when they traded for Michael Pineda. The record will reflect a win for the Blue Jays on Saturday, but given what they saw from Pineda, the day wasn’t a total loss for the Yankees.