Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda started for the Yankees against the Red Sox on Thursday night, and he struck out seven batters en route to earning his first MLB win since July 2011. Yet he did so under somewhat suspicious circumstances, as the television broadcast cameras clearly showed a dark substance caked on his throwing hand, on the lower part of his palm near the wrist. Pineda also had a slick spot on his left wrist, which the broadcast cameras showed as well.
The NESN broadcast crew of Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo pointed out the slick spots frequently, and Twitter was naturally abuzz with cries from both sides of the rivalry.
The Red Sox, however, did not protest at any point in the game, and after taking a loss in the Bronx, nobody seemed to care much about what Pineda may have had on his body.
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