John Farrell calls time and walks to home plate to report suspicion to home plate umpire Gerry Davis. Sure enough, Pineda has pine tar on his neck.
If it's not the offense, it's the pitching. If it's not the pitching, it's the defense. The Sox are finding the start of this 2014 season a bit problematic.
After calling attention to repeat offender Michael Pineda and the banned substance on his neck, the Red Sox went on to beat the Yankees, 5-1, behind a superb start from John Lackey.
2yTerry Francona has Josh Reddick back in the lineup for Boston's series opener against the Mariners
2yThere's usually an adjstment that minor leagues have to make when promoted to the next level of pro baseball. Not Ryan Lavarnway though. This kid is taking it by storm.
2yRed Sox general manager Theo Epstein admitted that the Red Sox have tried to lock up their star centerfielder.
2yJacoby Ellsbury has come back from last season's ribs injury stronger than ever and is in the conversation to win Comeback Player of the Year.
2yWhen you dig deeper, stats are really more than just numbers. But you don't have to take our word for it. Hear what baseball lovers everywhere have to say. And sample a Jacoby Ellsbury stat or two while you're at it.
2yJosh Reddick has played so well lately that if he can keep it up, it may allow the Red Sox to stand pat and not trade for right field help.
2yIt's been well documented how often the Red Sox pick on the Orioles, and Baltimore's Adam Jones has had enough. He's sick of it!