Friday, June 11, 2021

Mets' Jacob deGrom likely to face scrutiny after viral video

Jacob deGrom’s movements between pitches Friday might be scrutinized more than usual, after a video went viral in recent days of the Mets right-hander going to his belt before a pitch and touching his glove.

The controversy comes amid MLB’s attempt to crack down on pitchers applying foreign substances to the ball. DeGrom, who has pitched to a 0.62 ERA this season, is scheduled to face the Padres at Citi Field, where the Mets will begin a seven-game homestand.


I doubt deGrom is trying to get away with spitballing in this day and age of videos and the internet. But pitchers don't have to pass an IQ test so we'll be watching just in case.

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