BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox let it slide the first time, when Michael Pineda pitched with what appeared to be pine tar loaded on his arm in a game in New York on April 10.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Wednesday's game he hoped if Pineda were to use pine tar again, he'd be more discrete.
Sure enough, in the second inning, with the Red Sox leading 2-0, camera images on the NESN broadcast revealed a shiny substance caked on Pineda's neck. Shortly afterward, Farrell called time out, requested that home plate umpire Gerry Davis check it out and Pineda was ejected.
Edited by demopublican, 23 April 2014 - 07:21 PM.