BOSTON — After the 40th pitch of his sticky and unfortunate night, Michael Pineda got to rest. He did not want to, but there was no choice offered. Pineda did not get his hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar Wednesday night at Fenway Park. He got his whole arm and half his 6-7 torso caught in it. He is a promising young pitcher off to a fine start this season.

He is also a terrible cheater.

You don’t drive 100 mph past a police station. You don’t brag to an IRS auditor about your undeclared income, and if you are a big-league pitcher who has already been caught with pine tar on your person, you don’t show up 13 days later against the same opponent, and come out with a gob of the stuff smeared on the right side of your neck.


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