These days, the top pitchers in the major leagues are being suspected of throwing illegally with sticky foreign substances on their hands, and Gerrit Cole of the Yankees, standing at the center of it, performed a strikeout show as if proving his innocence.
This news is reporter Yoo Byung-min.
Gerrit Cole, who boasts the highest ransom in the big leagues at 360 billion won, has been accused of illegal pitching as his arrests have surged in the past three years.
The act of touching something inside the hat with a finger before the pitch was suspicious.
It is said to increase the position of the hand by putting a sticky foreign substance on it.
Cole raised suspicions yesterday (9th) by ignoring a reporter's question about this.
[Ken Davidoff/New York Post Correspondent: Did you use glue while pitching?]
[Gerrit Cole/New York Yankees: I... I don't know. I don't know. I honestly don't know how to respond.]
Cole, who started against Minnesota today, showed off his unchanging power.
He achieved a maximum speed of 162 km without even touching the hat he was suspicious of, and he struck out 9 to win his 7th win of the season.
The slugger, Donaldson, who raised allegations of his fraudulent pitching, was punished by striking out consecutively.
Although Cole played hard as if to prove his innocence, the controversy over illegal pitching is not cooling down as many aces such as Darvish and Bauer are suspected of using foreign substances.
(Video editing: Nam Il)