New York Mets Max Scherzer (39) failed a foreign substance test and was ordered to leave.
Scherzer started the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 20th (Korean time) and recorded no runs in 3 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
After cruising without a run until the third inning, 메이저사이트Scherzer received an ejection order from referee Phil Coogee while undergoing a foreign substance test prior to pitching in the fourth inning. Scherzer protested that he was rosin, not foreign matter, but it was not accepted.
Even before the 4th inning, Scherzer was ordered to change his glove because foreign substances were suspected. MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “Shurzer underwent a routine glove test in the second inning. As he stepped out for the third inning, the umpire ordered a glove change. In the fourth inning, he stopped Scherzer from appearing and had a fierce argument with the manager. And in the end, Scherzer was ejected,” he explained the situation at the time. “It’s just rosin,” Scherzer said. It’s just rosin,” he repeated.
MLB.com said, “This is not the first time Scherzer has been embroiled in controversy over the use of foreign substances. Even in 2021, during the game against Philadelphia, when manager Joe Girardi asked for a foreign substance test several times, he got angry and threw away his hat and belt and took off his pants to show.”
If a foreign object is detected during a game and is ordered to leave, a 10-game suspension will be imposed. Scherzer is expected to appeal the exit order.
On the other hand, referee Kuji also boasts a splendid career in foreign substance inspection. After mandatory foreign object testing was introduced during games in 2021, Coogee ejected Hector Santiago (then Seattle), becoming the first umpire to actually eject a pitcher since foreign object testing was introduced. Later, Caleb Smith (Arizona at the time) was also ejected after a foreign substance test. Scherzer is the third pitcher to be ejected by umpire Coogee for finding a foreign object. /