Well, it seemed Michael Pineda didn’t really learn his lesson from his last outing with the Red Sox where he used pine tar out in the open.
Michael Pineda was ejected from the game earlier in the second inning for having a foreign substance (pine tar) on his person John Farrell asked for Gerry Davis to check Pineda, and Davis found the substance Pineda’s neck. He immediately ejected Pineda from the game with no argument from Joe Girardi or Pineda.
Now, Michael Pineda faces a suspension that could be up to 10 games, but Major League Baseball is allowed to decide how long the suspension is, via rule 8.02. Here’s an excerpt to what what rule 8.02 dictates:
The pitcher shall not –
(b) Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. For such infraction of this section (b) the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addi- tion, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.
I’ll have quotes from Pineda and Girardi after the game but right now things are not looking good for Michael Pineda.