While seemingly everyone else praised Clay Buchholz for another job well done on Wednesday, Toronto broadcaster Dirk Hayhurst focused on what he claimed to be an instance of doctoring the baseball.
Hayhurst, a former pitcher who now works for Rogers SportsNet, sent out a series of tweets in which he accused Buchholz of using a substance to manipulate the baseball during Wednesday’s start against the Blue Jays. Hayhurst claimed that the substance was located on Buchholz’s left forearm.
Buchholz denied any wrongdoing prior to Thursday’s game at the Rogers Centre. He told MassLive.com that the only substance located on his arm was rosin.
“There’s a rosin bag behind the mound and it’s there for everybody to use every inning after our warmup,” Buchholz reportedly said. “Put rosin on my arm throughout the game. Sweat, water, whatever. … Sometimes I put a little thing of water on my hip just to get moisture on your hands, because sometimes the balls that they throw to you feel like cue bal...