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Upon making this move, it was clear that one-time opening day starter, Clay Buchholz, days in Boston were numbered.Two weeks later, Matt Klentak and Dave Dombrowski were able to strike a deal: Clay Buchholz for minor-leaguer Josh Tobias.The search for homemade recipes to improve grip has become common in baseball.The case of Buchholz in Toronto became uncommon for several reasons: he was called out by former pitchers, the lack of discretion in the extent of coverage of whatever is on his left forearm and the fact that in the year after he posted a 4.56 ERA without a stain on his sleeve he has an MLB-best 1.01 ERA and is throwing the baseball better than anybody in the major leagues. The Joey Votto conundrum Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds leads the National League in walks and has posted an impressive .441 on-base percentage. As for Votto himself, he is not going to get caught up in his home runs or runs batted in totals, which stand at a modest four dingers and 11 RBIs.Thanks to accusations from Toronto broadcasters and former pitchers Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris, Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz has reignited an ageless debate about what constitutes "cheating" in baseball.Buchholz's defense about whether he is putting an illegal substance on his fingers to improve his grip only inflamed the debate. ) But I looked at video from last year and found that there are no stains on his left sleeve. Buchholz is doing something this year with his left forearm that he was not doing last year.Over the past four years, only two other pitchers were left in a game long enough to throw more than 120 pitches within their first 16 major league games: the Rangers' Yu Darvish, who had thrown many high-pitch games in Japan, and then-Cub Thomas Diamond, who did so at age 27 three years ago and since has been released twice and is out of baseball.At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Harvey is a strong, thick pitcher who posted high-pitch games in college at North Carolina and profiles as a Justin Verlander-type who doesn't figure to be bound by the same kind of pitch count restrictions as the average pitcher.
Once again, Buchholz found himself among the American League elite in 2015 as he was able to lower his ERA to 3.26.
" The irony is that nobody wrote a better "how-to" explanation of using foreign substances than Hayhurst.
In his book , Hayhurst wrote about what's inside those backpacks pitchers carry to the bullpen. a knockoff of pine tar," shaving cream ("specifically the gel stuff") and sunscreen.
As the righthander admitted, he does keep water on his uniform and in his hair and does pat the rosin bag on his left forearm -- all apparently legal. Something wet and mostly clear glistens from Buchholz's left wrist to his elbow, the moisture of which darkens the edge of his left undershirt sleeve. I have seen and heard pitchers use pine tar (usually kept on the cap or uniform), sunblock lotion, an aerosol sticky spray and various other lotions as the binding agent with rosin and water or saliva.
It has become fairly common in the past five to 10 years for pitchers swipe or rub the forearm of their non-throwing arm between pitches.
So far, the most pitches Harvey has thrown in a three-start increment is a manageable 316.