Max Scherzer Oct 7, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter (11) in the fifth inning during game one of the Wild Card series for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding New York Mets star pitcher Max Scherzer after his ejection on Wednesday. That ejection has led to the MLB making a massive decision that will impact the Mets in a huge way moving forward.

Scherzer was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after failing a foreign substance check in between innings.

Crew chief Dan Bellino discussed the incident on Thursday.

He said that Scherzer’s hand was “the stickiest that it has been since I’ve been inspecting hands.”

With all this mounting evidence against Scherzer, the MLB made the decision to suspend the former Cy Young winner for ten games for allegedly using a foreign substance.

Since the MLB began to crack down on foreign substances in 2021, only two other pitchers have been issued suspensions. Both Hector Santiago and Caleb Smith both received ten-game suspensions as well.

Many baseball fans took to social media to offer their opinion on the decision.

Mets manager Buck Showalter offered his opinion on the decision as well, saying that they are “comfortable with what went down.”

“We’re comfortable with what went down and what happened and where there was a lack of guilt.”

Many may have expected Scherzer to appeal his suspension. However, he will reportedly not appeal the decision.

He discussed his reasoning for this decision, saying that he doesn’t think that he would win an appeal unless there was a neutral arbitrator.

“I thought I was going to get in front of a neutral arbitrator, but I wasn’t. It was going to be through the MLB. Given that process, I wasn’t going to come out on top.”

This means that the suspension will be served immediately, which will cost him at least two starts.

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