Max Scherzer Blows A Gasket, MLB Fans Left Confused After Pitcher Was Tossed Vs. Dodgers For Alleged Sticky Stuff

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New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer was thrown out of Wednesday’s rubber match against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to an umpire apparently finding sticky stuff on the pitcher’s glove.

The 38-year-old multiple-Cy Young winner and future first-ballot Hall of Famer promptly blew a gasket upon being tossed from the game prior to the start of the fourth inning. Scherzer was replaced by Mets reliever Jimmy Yacabonis.

Scherzer has famously been against the idea of pitchers using illegal substances, especially following the introduction of pitcher checks a few seasons ago. Some fans on Twitter have been speculating that the sticky stuff came from the adhesive that’s holding the pitch comm device inside of his glove.

SNY sideline man Steve Gelbs also reported that Scherzer was adamant that the substance on his hand was “rosin, “which is allowed by MLB as a tool to manage perspiration on a pitcher’s hand.

Needless to say, given Scherzer’s reputation in the game, MLB fans were obviously skeptical that he’s now been caught cheating during his age 38 season.


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