UPDATE: Pineda has been placed on the disabled list with what the Yankees are calling a right flexor forearm muscle strain.
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start with a forearm injury, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes.
Pineda began the season 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA, but has a 4.77 ERA in his last 12 starts dating back to mid-May. He also has a lengthy history of arm problems, missing all of 2012 and 2013, so there’s a lot of reason to worry.
His most recent start was Friday against the Twins and Pineda struggled, allowing five runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings.
The men in blue. Although it often looks black, yes? They still wear blue sometimes though so it probably doesn’t matter. Let’s just call ’em the baseball cops and not worry too much about what they’re wearing.
Here are the baseball cops for the 2019 World Series: Alan Porter, Doug Eddings, Gary Cederstrom, James Hoye,
Lance Barksdale, Sam Holbrook, and Jim Wolf.
Cederstrom is the Crew Chief and will have second base in tonight’s Game 1, after which they rotate as they always do.
Wolf will serve as the Replay Official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Porter, the home plate umpire for Game One, will shift to Replay Official duties from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. The Replay Assistant throughout the Fall Classic will be regular season crew chief Jerry Meals.
The umpires will wear a uniform patch in memory of umpire Eric Cooper, who passed away over the weekend. The patch will say “Coop.”