Max Scherzer 메이저놀이터(39, New York Mets), who was recently suspended for using a foreign substance while pitching, showed a very different rotation rate than before.
The New York Mets had an away game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Scherzer hit two home runs and allowed 8 hits and 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings. As a result, Scherzer suffered his second loss (two wins) of the season, and his ERA soared to 5.56.
A bigger problem is the speed difference. This is because it is a number that increases the possibility of using foreign substances during Scherzer’s pitching. Compared to the previous game, the number of rotations was noticeably reduced.
Scherzer hit a four-seam fastball of 2442 rotations that day. This is about 300 fewer times than the 2741 times in the previous game. The speed of the curve and slider also decreased sharply.
The average rotational speed also decreased sharply. Scherzer had an average four-seam fastball rotation of 2482 in the previous game, but this was reduced to 2307 in the game.
This means that Scherzer’s power to spin the ball has changed. It is far from being suspended. The suspension would rather have served as a break.
Officially, no one has ever seen Scherzer use a foreign substance. However, this decrease in rotation speed is sufficient to suspect the use of foreign substances.
Previously, Scherzer was ordered to leave the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 20th of last month during a glove inspection by the referee. Scherzer protested strongly, but was not accepted.
At the time, Scherzer replied that it was only rosin to the sticky substance. Since then, it has not been revealed about Scherzer’s use of a foreign substance or the referee’s error.
Scherzer reduced the number of rotations and allowed 6 points after being suspended from competition due to suspicion of foreign substances. It is time for Scherzer to clarify this.