5:02 AM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Chad Jennings / The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News 6 hours ago

Pineda ejected in Yankees loss at Fenway

Two weeks ago, the Red Sox seemed willing to look the other way. But not this time. Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected from tonight’s game at Fenway Park for having a foreign substance on the right side of his neck. The brownish gunk looked like pine tar, which he was presumably using to get...
Full Count | WEEI 9 hours ago

Michael Pineda ejected from game in second inning for using pine tar

Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected from his start against the Red Sox Wednesday night after home plate umpire Gerry Davis determined the pitcher had a significant amount of pine tar on the right side of his neck. Davis was alerted to the substance by Red Sox manager John Farrell  with two outs and Grady [...]
New York Daily News 8 hours ago

Pine Tossed! Yankees' Pineda ejected from Red Sox game for pine tar on neck

Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from his start against the Red Sox Wednesday night after umpires checked him for a foreign substance at the request of Boston manager John Farrell.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Michael Pineda's pine tar ejection "embarrassed" Yankees, Brian Cashman says

"Right now we're all scratching our heads about how that actually took place," Cashman said
Over the Monster 6 hours ago
Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: John Lackey dominates and pine tar pine tar pine tar

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: John Lackey dominates and pine tar pine tar pine tar

John Lackey was incredible, Derek Jeter was hilarious, and oh yeah, Michael Pineda got tossed for using pine tar. The Red Sox bounced back from their Tuesday night drubbing with a 5-1 win over the Yankees that was crazy in all the right ways. So, let's not waste time. After the Red Sox scored two runs off of Michael Pineda in the bottom of the first, the Yankees' young pitcher returned to the mound in the second with a big ol' smear of pine tar on his neck. NESN's cameras caught it immediately, John Farrell headed out to talk to the umpires with two outs (shortly after David Ortiz came...
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 6 hours ago

Rapid reaction: Red Sox 5, Yankees 1

BOSTON—What happens when a pitcher tries to make a farce of the rule (8.02 in the MLB book) which stipulates that it is illegal to have a foreign substance on one’s person, not to mention illegal to apply said substance to the ball? If you’re pitcher Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees, you...
MASN Sports 9 hours ago

Chris Davis hits No. 2 as the O's take the lead in Toronto - Steve Melewski

Chris Davis is back in the homer column. After going seven games without one, Davis connected off Dustin McGowan in the top of the first tonight at Toronto as the Orioles took a 1-0 lead. Of course he hit one...
Rotoworld 5 hours ago

Dustin McGowan gives up six runs to O's - Dustin McGowan (S) Toronto Blue Jays

Dustin McGowan was tagged for six runs in four-plus innings by the Orioles on Wednesday.
MASN Sports 13 hours ago

Hardy and Wieters return to Orioles' lineup - School of Roch

Shortstop J.J. Hardy's hamstring has healed and he's back in the Orioles' lineup for tonight's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Matt Wieters is behind the plate tonight after missing last night's game with a sore right forearm....
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Hardy, Wieters back in lineup for Orioles - J.J. Hardy (SS) Baltimore Orioles

J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.
Boston Herald 3 hours ago
Red Sox Notebook: Solid show for John Lackey

Red Sox Notebook: Solid show for John Lackey

While the Red Sox and Yankees were entangled in an updated “Pine Tar Incident” (where was George Brett?) last night, John Lackey had other, more pressing matters on his mind.For one thing, Lackey wanted to pitch deep enough in the game that the taxed Red Sox bullpen could get a much-needed rest. For another, he was trying to correct his mistakes from his previous two starts in which he allowed 12 runs on 20 hits.And then, there was this: How would he subdue a Yankees offense that slugged four home runs against him 11 days earlier in New York?
The Ledger 31 mins ago
Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4: Twins Outlast Rays in 12

Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4: Twins Outlast Rays in 12

Chris Colabello singled home Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe in the top of the 12th inning to lift Minnesota to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesay night at Tropicana Field.
MASN Sports 12 hours ago
A few notes before tonight's game in Toronto - School of Roch

A few notes before tonight's game in Toronto - School of Roch

The Orioles will attempt to even their series against the Blue Jays tonight at Rogers' Center, where they've gone 8-12 in their last 20 games. Limiting the number of three-run homers surrendered would be a smart strategy. Before last night,...

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Joel Sherman / New York Post 58 mins ago

Pineda foolish for breaking dumb rule for second time

BOSTON — The rule is dumb, yet somehow Michael Pineda was more foolish than the rule. There’s an unwritten understanding among combatants that pitchers can take a sticky substance to...
New York Daily News 2 hours ago
Yankees Insider: What a relief... Mo sign safe

Yankees Insider: What a relief... Mo sign safe

Pan through the visitors’ bullpen at Fenway Park today and you’ll notice there’s something missing. The white wood panel where Mariano Rivera signed his name with a note of thanks in his final game at the Boston ballyard isn’t there.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Joe Girardi says he plans to discuss changing pitchers' foreign substance rule with MLB

Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning for using pine tar Wednesday
New York Daily News 2 hours ago
Raissman: YES voices get stuck in tar pit

Raissman: YES voices get stuck in tar pit

A couple of innings after Michael Pineda, wearing a pine-tar necklace, was tossed at Fenway Park Wednesday night, David Cone, a Yankees Entertainment & Sports analyst, sent the pitcher a message.
New York Daily News 3 hours ago
Coffey: Placement of pine tar is real sticking point

Coffey: Placement of pine tar is real sticking point

After the 40th pitch of his sticky and unfortunate night, Michael Pineda got to rest. He did not want to, but there was no choice offered. Pineda did not get his hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar Wednesday night at Fenway Park. He got his whole arm and half his 6-7 torso caught in it.
Boston Herald 3 hours ago
Yankees buy happiness

Yankees buy happiness

Usually, a day or two after a $486 million spending spree, most people would experience a moment when they’d wonder if maybe they went a wee bit overboard.The guess here is that there’s not much hand-wringing occurring in the Steinbrenners’ mansions right now.Based on the early returns of the 2014 season, the $486 million spent by the Yankees to acquire Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran looks awfully shrewd. And those same early returns make the Red Sox’ own fiscal restraint look like money thrown to the wind.

Girardi takes it out on a camera

BOSTON -- Shortly after Michael Pineda was ejected from tonight's game for having pine tar on his neck, Joe Girardi turned his frustrations toward an ESPN camera that was mounted in the Yankees dugout when it turned to follow Pineda down the runway to the clubhouse accompanied by pitching coach Larry Rothschild and trainer Stevie Donohue. Girardi turned the camera back toward the field, and when it began to swivel back toward the runway, turned it back again.

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