MLB makes statement about substance on Jon Lester’s glove

Oct 23, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) reacts during the second inning in game one of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

There is a scandal in the World Series after just one game. People spotted a foreign substance on Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester’s glove that he seemed to touch before making pitches. Lester pitched well too, he gave up five hits and struck out eight batters over 7.2 innings.

There is a lot of speculation that the substance is vaseline. Former Major League pitcher C.J. Nitkowski refutes that claim. He explains that in cold weather you’re not trying to make the ball slippery, you’re trying to do the opposite so the substance couldn’t be vaseline.

Major League Baseball has issued a statement on the incident:

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, St. Louis Cardinals

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