“It’s not rosin, it’s not sweat…” Mets closer Diaz leaves after being caught throwing fraudulent pitches

New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz has been sent off. Disciplinary action will follow.

Diaz opened the bullpen door to finish in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Chicago Cubs and the away game team leading 5-2 at Wrigley Field on the 24th (Korea Standard Time).

However, he couldn’t stand on the mound. Foreign substances were found at the spot where illegal pitching was checked before taking the mound.

Since the 2021 season, Major League Baseball has strengthened its monitoring of illegal pitches. Starting pitchers are tested after the inning and closing pitchers are tested before taking the mound.

At this time, circumstances were detected that could suspect fraudulent pitches, and he was ordered to leave immediately.

After hearing the referee’s explanation, Diaz shook his head as if he could not understand the situation, but nothing changed. In the end, he had to head to the dugout rather than the mound.

“It wasn’t rosin or sweat. We tested this more than 1,000 times. I know how it feels. It was very sticky,” said referee Vic Carapaza in a full interview with ESPN and other local media after the game.

Drew Smith took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Mets, who lost their finishing touch suddenly. Smith grabbed two outs and Jake Deakman, who took the mound in relief with two outs and a runner on first base, finished the game and made a save.

Diaz will be automatically suspended for 10 games in line with league rules. It will be officially announced a day later. 사설 토토사이트 This is the third time a Mets pitcher has been sent off for fraudulent pitching. Max Scherzer and Smith were sent off earlier.

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