Originally Posted by mrpologuy
If he did cheat he got lucky and got away with it. It still is pretty incredible to pitch how he has with a scuffed ball or not. The game is in the books and both teams now need to focus on game 3 tonight.
What's more is Ive never encountered a pitcher throw an average of 5mph faster as he ages. It can definitely happen in the odd game but this guy has gone from an average of 88mph to one of 93-95mph? I would ask for a substance test.
Additionally, how many times did he go for the brim of his hat? If you watched the entire game, maybe you noticed that he was obsessed with the brim. Unbelievable.
And why, if it wasnt an illegal substance did the ASK him to wash his hands? Dirt isnt illegal.
The game is in the books but the controversy will grow. I just read that they collected like 6 scuffed or scraped balls that he was using that night. He pitches game 6 so he's going to have to be squeaky clean. itll be very interesting if he gets bombed.
You were suggesting I and others had a non fact based motive for examining Rogers. Im not outraged or anything like that but I wanted to explain myself because that has never been my approach to sports.