Max Scherzer of the New York Mets was dismissed in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 5-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers
after umpires repeatedly tested his hand and glove for a sticky substance.
After the game, Mets manager Buck Showalter stated that Scherzer was tossed for having rosin on his glove.
If he is found to have broken the sticky material regulation, Scherzer will face an automatic 10-game suspension, which can be appealed.
After the second inning, Scherzer, 38, said his hand was "clumpy" from the rosin and sweat and that umpire Phil Cuzzi urged him to wash it off,
which Scherzer said he did with alcohol in front of an MLB official.
Scherzer was checked again before the bottom of the third inning began. Cuzzi stated that Scherzer's hand was clean,
but the pocket of his glove was sticky, and he advised Scherzer to wear a fresh glove. Scherzer complied and kept pitching.