The right-hander was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davis found a shiny substance on the right side of Pineda’s neck after Red Sox manager John Farrell asked him to check. Pineda walked from the mound without protest.
“When it’s that obvious, something has got to be said,” Farrell explained after the game. “Our awareness was heightened, given what we had seen in the past.”
Pineda (2-2) had nothing on the right side of his neck in a photo of him on the mound in his tough first inning, when four of the first six batters reached on hits.
Another photo taken in the second showed a shiny horizontal substance on his upper neck below his right ear. After Pineda struck out the first two batters and had a 1-2 count on Grady Sizemore, Farrell talked to Davis "
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