Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito wasn’t pleased about the antics from Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson after Donaldson hit a home run in Tuesday night’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Donaldson hit a two-run homer off Giolito in the top of the first inning, and then appeared to say “Hand’s not sticky anymore; it’s not sticky anymore” while crossing home plate (he’s had drama while crossing home plate on homers vs the White Sox before).

That’s of course in reference to Major League Baseball’s crackdown on foreign substances, so Donaldson is clearly suggesting that Giolito used sticky substances in the past and no longer can.

Giolito went on to throw six innings, allowing three earned runs, six hits, three walks, with one strikeout in a 7-6 White Sox win.

And after the game, Giolito didn’t hold back with his thoughts on Donaldson:

Hoo boy.

Giolito’s spin rates have dropped significantly since the foreign substance ban, so perhaps Donaldson is ultimately correct with the accusation (even though Giolito did still find a way to grind out a solid outing on Tuesday).

Donaldson has been one of the most outspoken position players on the foreign substance topic over the last few months, referring to it as “performance-enhancing” and even referencing the spin rate numbers of New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole.

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