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Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Pineda Keeps Cubs in Palm of His Hand

2 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Many around baseball suspect that the Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda used pine tar to keep his grip in cold weather. But on Wednesday night, as Pineda shut down Chicago, there looked to be nothing dirty about it.

Mr. Clean: Pineda has fine start minus pine tar as Yanks complete DH sweep

Any hullaballoo over whatever that brownish goop was on Michael Pineda’s right palm in his last start didn’t stop Pineda from dominating the Cubs Wednesday night as he capped a marvelous day of Yankee pitching.

Continuing Comeback, Pineda Will Face Scrutiny Over Substance

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

There will be no way for the Yankees’ Michael Pineda to sidestep what lies ahead, when he pitches against the Cubs, after a substance was spotted on his pitching hand in his last outing.

Rain Sets Up Day-Night Doubleheader for Yankees and Cubs

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Masahiro Tanaka, scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, will now pitch the day game on Wednesday. Michael Pineda will start the night game for the Yankees.

Why Bryce Harper's Season-Opening Slump Could Finally Be Behind Him

It was rough for a while there, but it looks like our long Nationals nightmare may finally be over. Yes, Bryce Harper looks like he's back. In the event that you've been distracted by other things —icky, icky goo on Michael Pineda's hand, perhaps —Harper woke up in Washington's three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins this week. Show More Summary

Foreign Substances on Mound Nothing New

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Michael Pineda is only the latest in a long line of pitchers suspected of nefarious conduct on the mound.

Yankees' Michael Pineda will not be suspended for 'foreign substance'

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.

A Substantive Performance: Did New York Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Use Pine Tar?

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

Why It's Still A Big Deal That Pitchers Use Pine Tar

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

Inside the Not-so-Secret Art of Pitchers Using Foreign Substances on the Mound

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

Michael Pineda Was Cheating And No One Cares

last weekSports : Deadspin

"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

The Baseball World Is In A Tizzy Over A Foreign Substance On A Yankee Pitcher's Hand

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

What was that stuff on Yankees pitcher’s hand?

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 […]

How Much Has Foreign Substance Helped Michael Pineda's Electric 2014 Start?

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

Yanks’ Michael Pineda Pitches With Suspicious Substance (Possibly Pine Tar) on Hand vs. Red Sox (Photo)

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 […]

Harper: Pineda helping Yankee staff get out of its sticky situation

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.

Yankees 4, Red Sox 1: Pineda and Ellsbury Propel the Yankees Past the Red Sox

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Michael Pineda made his second start since 2011, but it was a dominating performance against the Red Sox.

Ellsbury, Pineda Lead Yanks Over Red Sox 4-1

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

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.

Filthy Stuff! Pineda K's seven with possible pine tar on hand in Yanks' win over Sox

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.

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