Video surfaced of Syndergaard digging his index and center fingers into the heel of his glove earlier than touching the ball throughout his begin on a cold evening at Residents Financial institution Park on Monday.
Syndergaard indicated after the sport that he had problem gripping the ball at instances. Pine tar is banned for pitchers, however except the opposing supervisor complains the rule is seldom enforced.
“Most pitchers are utilizing it,” one Mets participant stated. “Test each reliever that is available in there and you’ll find it.”
The participant instructed that Syndergaard’s potential use of the substance grew to become a speaking level due to the pitcher’s superstar standing.
“The opposite supervisor is just not going to complain as a result of his pitchers are doing it too,” the Mets participant stated. “And the batter is just not going to complain as a result of he desires the pitcher to know the place the pitch goes. No one desires to get drilled within the head as a result of the pitcher doesn’t have grip.”
An MLB spokesman indicated the league had not appeared into the matter.