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Yankees News
Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar (The Associated Press)

The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble. The Yankees' right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox' 5-1 win over New York on Wednesday night. And less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, he vowed never to do it again. ''I'll learn from this mistake,'' a contrite Pineda said.
Team Report - NEW YORK YANKEES (The SportsXchange)

Girardi on Pineda: 'He made an error in judgment'
Yankees-Red Sox Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Yankees could use a lot less drama from their starting pitcher when they hit the field for the series finale against their biggest rivals. Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia takes the hill Thursday as New York tries to move past an embarrassing incident and win its three-game set against Boston at Fenway Park. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees (12-9) in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox but was ejected with two outs in the second inning for using a foreign substance. The right-hander appeared to have pine tar on his neck and was also suspected of using the substance to improve his grip of the ball in New York's 4-1 win over Boston on April 10.
Girardi doesn't expect fine for pushing camera (The Associated Press)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from showing pitcher Michael Pineda walking in the tunnel from the team's dugout to the clubhouse on Wednesday night. Girardi pushed the camera at the corner of his dugout after Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having pine tar on the right side of his neck. The Boston Red Sox went on to win 5-1. ''I didn't do anything to hurt the camera.'' Asked if Major League Baseball would have a problem with him pushing the camera, Girardi said, ''I don't think so.
Yankees Pineda ejected after foreign substance found on neck (Reuters)

(Reuters) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda, who missed the last two seasons because of injury but has enjoyed a strong start to the year with an ERA of 1.83, was also at the center of controversy in the Yankees win over the Red Sox on April 10. He was believed to have used a foreign substance during that game but was not checked by the umpire.
Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1 (The Associated Press)

The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman was ''embarrassed.'' Manager Joe Girardi called it ''poor judgment.'' And Pineda was ''sad'' and vowed not to do it again. The Yankees' right-hander was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Yankees' Pineda ejected because of foreign substance (The SportsXchange)

BOSTON -- Michael Pineda got away with it the first time. The New York Yankees right-hander, who used a substance believed to be pine tar on his right hand when he faced the Boston Red Sox in New York on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night's start against the same team with pine tar on his neck. "Yes, it was pine tar," Pineda said after that game, adding, "It won't happen again." The Red Sox, who did not complain the first time, simply had to this time.
LaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels (The Associated Press)

Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep. Los Angeles led 4-1 entering the ninth, and closer Ernesto Frieri (0-2) went in, seeking his third save. Instead, he left with his second blown chance, charged with all four runs Washington scored in that inning. One out later, Denard Span singled, then Anthony Rendon walked.
Red Sox 5, Yankees 1 (The SportsXchange)

BOSTON -- New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was the early story but Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey stole the show at frigid Fenway Park on Wednesday night. Pineda was tossed in the second inning of the Red Sox's 5-1 win for having a foreign substance on his neck. Then, Lackey, stopping the bleeding for himself and the Boston rotation, struck out 11 in eight innings to raise his record to 3-2. The Red Sox starters had allowed 22 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings over the previous five games, with Lackey yielding six earned runs in each of his last two starts, one against the Yankees.
Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck (The Associated Press)

Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. Boston manager John Farrell didn't alert umpires about brown goo on the lower part of Pineda's right palm during a 4-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium on April 10. Photos of Pineda's pitching hand that night sparked a debate about pitchers' use of sticky substances to get a better grips in cool weather. With two outs and a 1-2 count on Grady Sizemore on Wednesday, Farrell left his dugout to talk with plate umpire Gerry Davis, who went to the mound.
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected after foreign substance discovered on his neck (Big League Stew)

John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren't going to let Michael Pineda get away with apparently doctoring the ball against them twice. In the second inning of Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees, Farrell asked umpire Gerry Davis to check Pineda's neck, which appeared to have a foreign substance — later confirmed as pine tar — slathered on it.  Aye yi yi, Michael Pineda again ? Michael Pineda caught slippin’ this time. Ejected for pine tar on the neck. pic.twitter.com/Ji182KTggJ — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 23, 2014 Pineda beat the Red Sox on April 10 with what appeared to be pine tar gobbed on his pitching hand. The Red Sox didn't complain then. After the game, Pineda said it was only dirt, an explanation that no one really believed but shrugged away anyway. Since the Red Sox didn't complain, the league didn't punish Pineda . This time, things are different. Pineda was swiftly thrown out of the game after Farrell's inquiry and Davis' inspection. It was decided he had a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda will now face a suspension and become the new poster boy for this type of thing. Using pine tar on the ball clearly violates MLB's Rule 8.02 , which states, "The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball." According to the rule, the corresponding suspension is 10 games. Michael Pineda, pine tar, again. pic.twitter.com/ftL0PPZmbY — Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) April 23, 2014 Rules against foreign substances aren't usually enforced unless pitchers are too obvious or unless the other team complains. Pitchers are known to use a number of substances to help them get a better grip on the ball — like sunscreen and pine tar — but most hitters accept it as part of the game. After Pineda's first incident, for example, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said, "Everybody uses pine tar. It's not a big deal." Dustin Pedroia, meanwhile, called it a "non-issue." Keep in mind, a few of their pitchers had been involved in similar controversies recently. Obviously this time whatever was on Pineda's neck was an issue. Until we hear post-game comments from Farrell and the Red Sox, we won't know their exact rationale for complaining in Thursday's game, but not in the previous game — especially considering the Red Sox had already scored two first-inning runs against Pineda. It's a good bet, however, that the Red Sox weren't going to let Pineda get away with such a thing again and have the gall to be even more blatant about it. UPDATE : Here's what both sides were saying after the game, starting with the Yankees apologies and Pineda admitting it was pine tar. Brian Cashman: "This is not something that we are proud to be sitting in. We are certainly embarrassed. We as an org. are responsible" — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 24, 2014 Michael Pineda said he apologized to his teammates. Said he was having trouble controlling ball in 1st inning and didn't want to hit anyone. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 24, 2014 Pineda: "i did it by myself... Yeah it's pine tar." — Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) April 24, 2014 Pineda: "i'll learn from this mistake. This no happen again." — Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) April 24, 2014 Farrell: "Fully respect on a cold night youre trying to get a little bit of a grip, but when its that obvious, something has got to be said" — Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) April 24, 2014 General consensus of #RedSox : All pitchers use something, everybody fine with it. Just can’t be so obvious about it. Farrell has no choice — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 24, 2014 More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz
Red Sox demote struggling Daniel Nava to minors (The Associated Press)

The Red Sox demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and recalled right-hander Alex Wilson on Wednesday. Nava, 31, was a big part of Boston's run to the 2013 World Series title, but was hitting just .149 with two homers and three RBI when he was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket before the game against the New York Yankees. Wilson went 1-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 26 games with the Red Sox last year. Boston starters were hit hard recently and manager John Farrell went to his bullpen 10 times in the past three games, forcing him to add a reliever.
Bullpen Returns and Declines (Rotoworld)

A big return and some long-coming declines shake up the bullpen rankings this week.
Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)

April 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Yankees 9, Red Sox 3 Jacoby Ellsbury returned to Boston and combined with Japanese rookie Masahiro Tanaka to pace the New York Yankees to a 9-3 rout of the Red Sox. The center fielder, who left Boston to sign a seven-year, $153 million contract with New York (12-8) in the off season, led the game off with a triple in the first and then doubled home two runs in the fifth that chased starter Jon Lester. Tanaka (3-0, 2. ...
Jacoby Ellsbury nearly homers two different ways on same at bat, winds up with disputed triple (Yahoo Sports Minute)

John Farrell's issues with MLB's new instant replay system are well-documented. But the Boston Red Sox manager fell victim in a different fashion Tuesday night during a strange play that started the game against the rival New York Yankees. While making his return to Fenway Park for the first time since signing a 7-year, $153 million deal with the Pinstripes as a free agent, former Sox star Jacoby Ellsbury led off the contest with a deep drive to center off starter Jon Lester. The ball nearly cleared the wall for a home run. But it was interfered with by a fan. What wasn't clear was whether or not Ellsbury would have had his second career inside-the-park home run ( he hit his first three seasons ago in Boston ) if the spectator had not made contact. One at bat — two near round-trippers. Alas, after umpires conferred, Ellsbury was awarded a triple (instead of a ground-rule double). The decision didn't sit well with Farrell. The guy just can't catch a break. The Yankees won 9-3 . Rollin' with the crew Moving to the NBA playoffs, Toronto Raptors " global ambassador " Drake had courtside seats for Game 2 of the team's first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets. He was so excited to be in attendance that he busted out a lint roller during the second quarter to do some personal grooming. The Raptors won 100-95 to even the series at 1-1.   Disaster averted The Montreal Canadiens swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first-round series thanks a 4-3 victory Tuesday. And this kid ended up with Max Pacioretty's stick after an adult almost became Public Enemy No. 1 in the hockey world.   Sign up now for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo Sports Minute Facebook page .
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