Yankees look to build off series win over Red Sox

After a horrible outing in his last start, Ivan Nova allowed just two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings while leading the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night to secure a 3-1 series win over the defending champs. As usual, the first meeting between these two historic rivals wasn’t without controversy, and with Thursday’s incident involving Michael...
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Yankees: Not Pineda’s Pine Tar Gate

Ode to Pineda’s Pine Tar Gate The dazzling performance by starter Michael Pineda that lead the Yankees to defeat the Red Sox last night 4-1, has been entirely dwarfed by pine tar. Surprise, surprise everyone from ESPN’s Baseball Tonight to the NY Daily News is focusing on the brown, gooey substance located on the inside part of Pineda’s right wrist and not the game of baseball...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Downplay Michael Pineda Pine Tar Controversy In Loss To Yankees

NEW YORK — The only thing sloppier than Michael Pineda’s throwing hand Thursday was the Boston Red Sox’s anemic offense. The Red Sox mustered up just four hits against the Yankees while dropping Thursday’s series opener 4-1 at Yankee Stadium. Most of the questions following Thursday’s contest centered on whether Pineda used a foreign substance to manipulate the baseball...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Brian O'Nora: 'Can't comment' on Pineda issue

NEW YORK — It looked like Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda had a foreign substance on his throwing hand during Thursday’s start against the Boston Red Sox. But we might never know. Pineda said after Thursday’s game, during which he allowed just one run over six innings in the Yankees’ 4-1 victory, that the substance located on his pitching hand was just “dirt.” The Red...
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Does Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Have Pine Tar On His Hand?

This does not bode well for the New York Yankees and Michael Pineda. During the broadcast of Thursday's Red Sox/Yankees game it appeared that Pineda--New York's starting pitcher--had a foreign substance on his hand. From the screen grab you can see that he definitely has something there.If you believe the Red Sox broadcast team it could be pine tar.@ChrisCotillo/TwitterWhether...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pine tar on Michael Pineda’s pitching hand?

As you might already know, pitchers cannot use pine tar to get better grip on the ball and it will cost you eight games for using it.In this case, we have New York Yankees‘ starter Michael Pineda pretty much getting caught using the illegal substance for pitchers against the Boston Red Sox. #RedSox broadcasters @DonOrsillo and @Jerry_Remy talking about Pineda having pine tar...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Michael Pineda Appears to Have Pine Tar Substance On Hand

One thing Yankees-Red Sox series always bring is entertainment. And that’s exactly what tonight’s game brought. With Michael Pineda on the mound, TV cameras captured the Yankees starting pitcher with a substance on his pitching hand, which appeared to be pine tar. You be the judge: And another… One final screengrab… The verdict: Certainly looks […] 
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda appears to have foreign substance on hand

As the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox face off in the first of the 2014 rivalry games for the American League East favorites, controversy has already inserted itself.  Pete Abraham, beat writer for the Boston Globe, is among many tweeting photos of Pineda’s hand showing a brownish sticky substance near the wrist: Here’s the goop on Pineda’s hand: pic.twitter.com/Axx9bHqs2n...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda will be ‘big’ for the New York Yankees

Michael Pineda impressed in the New York Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Saturday. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound Pineda, who started a major league game for the first time since Sept. 21, 2011, yielded only five hits and one run over six solid innings. “Today was big day for me. My first game for the New York Yankees,” said Pineda, 25, who underwent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Pineda, Tanaka, Nunez, and Solarte

Michael Pineda – New York (AL) – 2012 Road (Photo credit: BaseballBacks) Spring Training is officially done, as tomorrow night the New York Yankees officially start their 2014 campaign in Texas, for a three games set against the Houston Astros. I understand that Spring Training games are meaningless, as it is a time for established players to dust off the cobwebs from the off...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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