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Max Scherzer is ejected against Dodgers after referee’s glove inspection

By Anthony DiComo | 9 minutes ago

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LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer was thrown out of the Mets’ game against the Dodgers before taking the mound in the fourth inning on Wednesday after holding several conversations with umpires about his glove.

Scherzer first met with the umpires in the second inning for a routine sticky check. When he returned for the third, the referee crew asked him to swap his glove for a new one, which Scherzer did before putting the team in order.

When Scherzer returned at the end of the fourth, the umpires stopped him again and engaged in lively conversation with him and manager Buck Showalter. After about a minute, team boss Phil Cuzzi threw out Scherzer, who didn’t allow any runs in three innings.

TV cameras caught Scherzer telling Cuzzi plainly, “It’s just rosin. It’s just rosin.”

Jimmy Yacabonis stepped in to Scherzer’s relief and was given unlimited warm-up time due to Scherzer’s abrupt departure.

This wasn’t Scherzer’s first tussle with umpires over a sticky substance control. In 2021, at the Nationals, Scherzer threw his cap on the floor, removed his belt and desperately began removing his pants after Phillies manager Joe Girardi called for multiple substance checks from the home dugout.

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