Clay Buchholz has been the best starting pitcher in baseball this season, and some think he is cheating to gain an unfair advantage.
After the Red Sox pitcher improved to 6-0 on the season following Boston’s 10-1 win in Toronto on Wednesday night, accusations came from Blue Jays broadcaster Dirk Hayhurst that Buchholz was doctoring the baseball with a substance he kept on his forearm (seen above).
Forget the hair, I just saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick’em painted up his left forearm. Wow.
— Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) May 2, 2013
“This was substantial. You could see it slathered on there,” Hayhurst wrote in another tweet.
Hayhurst is a former MLB pitcher and seems to be an expert on the subject. Hayhurst wrote a column for Yahoo! Sports last year in which he said the art of doctoring the baseball is alive and well.
Buchholz has gone at least seven innings in each of his starts this year. He has allowed just 27 hits, five runs, and 16 w...