New York’s Starting Rotation Will Lead the Yankees Back to the Playoffs

Can CC Sabathia regain his velocity? – Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports During the offseason, the Yankees main goal was to upgrade a porous offense that was ultimately their undoing in 2013. Yes, Robinson Cano left for Seattle, and Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the entire year, but New York acquired catcher Brian McCann, outfielders Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes, The Cubs, But Still, A Great Day For The Yankees

They swept the doubleheader. It was a double shut-out. Masahiro Tanaka looked the way he did last year in Japan.  Michael Pineda looked almost the way he did a few years ago in Seattle.  All around, it was a great day for the New York Yankees. However...They did all of this against the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs might be the worst team in Major League Baseball.Because of that should...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees win nightcap, 2-0, sweep Cubs

Righthander Michael Pineda started the game with clean hands and the Yankees ended it with a clean sweep of a day-night doubleheader against the Cubs. Pineda, who appeared to have pine tar on his left hand and wrist during his last start against Boston, pitched six scoreless innings as the Yankees won the nightcap 2-0 before 40,073 fans at Yankee Stadium. He struck out three and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Game 15: Pineda completes a clean sweep

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Chicago Cubs 0 — New York Yankees 2 After winning the first game in dominant fashion, the Yankees turned to Michael Pineda for the day-night doubleheader sweep. In honor of Jackie Robinson, all players in the league wore the #42 on April 15, the day of Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut. The Yankees night to honor Jackie Robinson was delayed due to rain...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas and Lucas: April 15, 2014

The Lucas and Lucas Show from April 15, 2014 talked about instant replay in Major League Baseball, Michael Pineda’s pine tar, the Masters, the NHL and NBA playoffs, and Lucas and Lucas were joined by Comcast SportsNet New England’s Tom Curran as well as SportsTown Chicago’s Mike Pendleton. Take a listen: The post Lucas and Lucas: April 15, 2014 appeared first on Standing...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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On to the Next One: Previewing the Chicago Cubs

As great as the series was against the Red Sox, there’s no time to dwell on it. In the wise words of New York’s own Jay-Z, it’s on to the next one. Let’s get ready for (knock on wood), another great series of Yankees baseball, and the first interleague series of the season for the Bronx Bombers! The teams: Chicago Cubs (4-8, T-4th in NL Central) @ New York Yankees...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post outs Yanks Michael Pineda as liar

The NY Post outs Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda as serial cheater.Now let's see Mikey pitch sans that super grip.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB not planning on suspending Michael Pineda

From Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: Joe Torre, who is Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of operations, said that Michael Pineda will not face discipline after television cameras spotted the New York Yankees right-hander with a substance on his pitching hand during a start against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. “The umpires did not observe an application of a foreign...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: Michael Pineda Pine Tar Use ‘Obvious,’ ‘Is What It Is’

NEW YORK — Add Shane Victorino to the list of Boston Red Sox players unfazed by Michael Pineda’s pine tar controversy. Victorino, who currently is on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, didn’t play Thursday when Pineda appeared to use a foreign substance on his throwing hand while leading the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. The outfielder had a front row seat...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Pitchers Using Substances To Gain Grip ‘Somewhat Accepted’

NEW YORK — Red Sox manager John Farrell had time to mull over Thursday’s pine tar controversy involving Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda before again speaking with reporters Friday at Yankee Stadium. The skipper’s tune didn’t change one bit. Farrell, who downplayed the significance of Pineda’s alleged use of a foreign substance Thursday, reiterated Friday that the incident...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi Shrugs Off Michael Pineda Drama: ‘Not A Recreational Drug’

NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi insists he never has questioned pitchers regarding the use of pine tar or other foreign substances. He’s not about to start now. Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was scrutinized Thursday for using what appeared to be pine tar on his throwing hand during his start against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Pineda said after Thursday’s...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB has no plans to suspend Pineda

(Photo courtesy of NESN.com) After being accused of using an illegal substance on his right hand/wrist area, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda doesn’t have to worry about facing any suspension from Major League Baseball. The league issued a statement regarding the incident, stating that because the umpires in Thursday nights Red Sox/Yankees game did not notice the substance, the league...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: ‘No Plans’ To Suspend Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda

Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, issued a statement Friday saying that the league does not plan to discipline New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. Some sort of shiny substance was spotted on Pineda’s throwing hand during the telecast of Thursday night’s 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The 25-year-old said later that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarred and Feathered

There’s much ado regarding the brown substance Michael Pineda had on his pitching hand during the Red Sox v. Yankees game last night. Pineda claims it was dirt because his palms sweat more than a [insert your own joke about teenage shenanigans here]. Pineda maintains this claim despite his sweaty palms problem miraculous clearing up after the 4th inning when his hands were clean...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – chaos in the Bronx

Do you know why I dislike Red Sox-Yankees games? Every little thing gets taken to the extreme. Michael Pineda has *something* on his glove? HE’S GREASING THE BALL! The Yankees Mickey Mouse lineup gets a win? THEY’RE BACK IN BUSINESS NOW! The aforementioned Pineda shuts down Boston’s lineup? HE’S FINALLY HEALTHY AND DOMINANT AGAIN! Give it a rest, people. Game of the Night...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Goop-Gate' Dominates Evil Empire's 4-1 Win

The Bronx Goop (NESN Photo)The grand Yankee tradition of cheating to gain advantage has been bravely upheld by Michael Pineda—who used a not-very-well-concealed gob of goop (likely pine tar) on his hand the entire night in a 4-1 win by The Pinstriped Posers. Of course, the way the Red Sox were hitting, it probably wouldn't have mattered if he was completely above-board. Pineda...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda continues dominant start to 2014; forget the foreign substance

In the wake of Michael Pineda‘s most recent outing, the discussion has centered around what he foreign substance was on his pitching hand (in fairness, it is definitely ‘what is it’ not ‘was it there’) rather than acknowledging his strong start to the season. I suppose that much is understandable, but from a fantasy baseball perspective we need to stay above getting drawn...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Substance seen on Pineda’s hand as he hurls Yanks past Red Sox

Accused of doctoring the baseball by Red Sox announcers, Michael Pineda said the substance on his right hand/wrist area caught on camera was nothing more than dirt. When asked about the possibility Pineda had applied illegal pine tar to the pitching hand in Thursday’s 4-1 Yankees victory at the Stadium, the Red Sox yawned. “Everybody uses pine tar, no big deal,’’ Red Sox...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pine Tar No Big Deal In Pineda's Domination of The Red Sox

The ace of the Yankees pitching staff worked six innings last night, giving up a run on four hits, walking two and striking out seven.  Yes, I'm calling Michael Pineda the ace. He has been their best pitcher by far in this young season and could be for both the remainder of the season and for years to come.  Will he be using pine tar in those remaining starts? Did he even use...
Via Lady At The Bat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's that crap on that **** Michael Pineda's hand

Interesting. Michael Pineda returns with no pine tar on his hand in the 5th and, surprise, David Cone noted his velocity dipped.That doesn't look like sweat. Or anything within league rules, for that matter. RT @RedsoxStats: Pineda's hand pic.twitter.com/2M4NBlePV2— Matt (@TheMattBirch) April 11, 2014Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Another reason why we fight: Boston can't lose a game without whining about something

No, no, no... I take it back: The Redsocks were NOT whining about pine tar last night. In fact, they all made it a point to note that they were NOT saying anything about Michael Pineda using pine tar.Of course, everybody in the world knows he WAS using pine tar. Come on: It was on Twitter! But the Redsocks - grand champions that they are - are above complaining about Michael Pineda...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Overcomes Awkwardness; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

NEW YORK — The Yankees took Round 1. The Red Sox and Yankees played their first of 19 regular-season matchups Thursday, and New York cruised to a 4-1 victory behind a strong — albeit controversial — pitching performance from Michael Pineda. Jon Lester and CC Sabathia will square off Friday in the second game of the teams’ three-game set. Let’s unload Thursday’s notebook...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
10 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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