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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 […]
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.
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
After an offseason that saw the Yankees spend over half a billion dollars, there are plenty of new faces in the Bronx as this team prepares to make a run at their 28th World Series championship. Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka were the biggest acquisitions. Show More Summary
The Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda sailed through his last spring training start Sunday in Tampa, Fla.
As spring training continues to creep toward its completion, so do many of the position battles that were up for grabs on the New York Yankees. Earlier this week Joe Girardi closed the book on one battle when he named Michael PinedaShow More Summary
After sustaining an injury and then dealing with an embarrassing legal issue, pitcher Michael Pineda on Tuesday was named to the Yankees starting rotation.
Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda allowed three runs and six hits over six innings Sunday in New York's 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
"It's a win for both teams." That was seemingly the league-wide consensus back in early 2012 when the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners completed what appeared to be a deal involving two future superstars: Jesus Montero and Michael...Show More Summary