Max Scherzer (38, New York Mets) 스포츠토토announced that he would not appeal the penalty for using foreign substances.
ESPN, an American media outlet, reported on the 20th (hereafter local time), “Shurzer, who was sent off for getting foreign substances on his hands during the game, was suspended for 10 games.”
Scherzer started the day before in the away game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched scoreless until the third inning that day, recording one hit, two walks, and three strikeouts.
But it was never a smooth game. In the second inning, he was pointed out by the referee to wash his hands because his hands were too sticky, so he washed his hands with alcohol before starting the third inning. In the third episode, he was pointed out to change his gloves for new ones because they were too sticky.
The incident occurred before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning. At the time, the referee, who found something on Scherzer’s glove, ordered him to leave, saying, “Both hands and gloves are sticky.” Scherzer and director Buck Showalter strongly protested, but it was not overturned.
“I swear on my children,” Scherzer said in an interview after the game, “there is no objective way to measure the viscosity of a foreign substance.”
Major League Baseball imposed a 10-game suspension on him. As he strongly protested right before his exit, local fans observed that Scherzer would appeal. However, Scherzer urged the team to accept the punishment. I will do what the team wants me to do.”
“He’s a very competitive guy, but he always wants to do his best for the team,” manager Buck Showalter said of Scherzer’s waiver of the appeal.