MLB pitchers aren’t taking kindly to the league’s new overseas substance guidelines.
Athletics pitcher Sergio Romo appeared notably aggravated that the umpires carried out a substance verify on him Tuesday night time.
After working a one-run seventh inning for Oakland, the umpire beckoned for Romo to return over for the verify. Romo responded to the second by tossing his hat and glove to the bottom and whipping his belt off.
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Then got here Romo’s remaining act. He pulled his pants midway all the way down to show that he wasn’t harboring any unlawful substances.
Romo definitely made his level, however Dan Iassogna, the umpire checking him, did not appear too bothered by his excessive jinks. The truth is, the umpire flashed a smile at Romo, who the published described as “heated.”
Romo wasn’t alone in being bothered by the substance verify on Tuesday. Max Scherzer was checked for overseas substances thrice within the first 4 innings of the Nationals-Phillies recreation and have become more and more irritable with every examination. He directed his rage at Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi, who was later ejected for jawing at Scherzer. The checks did not appear to faze the three-time Cy Younger winner an excessive amount of; he earned the win, pitching 5 innings whereas giving up only a run and putting out eight.
For sure, these antics shall be pretty frequent as MLB makes an attempt to implement these rule modifications on the fly.