Michael Pineda was suspected of having a foreign substance in that game, on Wednesday night Red Sox manager John Farrell had umpires check Pineda’s hand, the ball and the right side of the pitchers neck.
Pineda was found to have a substance – believed to be pine tar – on his neck and was ejected. David Phelps came into the game to strike out Grady Sizemore who had a 1-2 count at the time of the ejection.
According to the rule book Pineda is looking at a 10 game suspension which really equates to one start and an activation upon the end of the 10 game period.
Entering the game Pineda had a 2-1 record in three starts posting a 1.00 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP.