Max Scherzer Shares Full Explanation About His Alleged Cheating Incident

Max Scherzer arguing with the ump

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Max Scherzer was in the middle of controversy on Wednesday after he was ejected from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers for allegedly cheating.

Umpires believed Scherzer had “sticky stuff” on his hands and removed him from the game. Resulting in an automatic 10 game suspension.

Now, the New York Mets star pitcher shares a full explanation about the incident.

During an interview with the media in the locker room. He goes into detail about exactly what transpired on the field. From Max Scherzer’s perspective, he did everything the umpires told him to do.

Scherzer basically claims that he followed the ump’s instructions in an attempt to wash his hands clean of rosin.

Which by the way, is considered to be the only sticky substance allowed to use in baseball, per Fansided.

For that reason, the Mets star pitcher was furious with officials during and after the game.

Now, Scherzer must serve an automatic 10 game suspension, which isn’t ideal for him or the Mets.

For the most part, fans seem to support Max Scherzer, as many feel he should not have been ejected.

Some MLB fans are incredibly angry with the umpires.

Umpires have to be held accountable at some point, right?

The umps have been incredibly bad this year. Like, way worse than normal. Maybe things will turn around for the better as the season plays on.

But until then, we might just see more situations like the one Max Scherzer found himself in on Wednesday.