Yet Another NY Mets Pitcher Suspended For 10 Games

Ironically, it came during a start by Max Scherzer, the first Mets pitcher to be suspended this season for a sticky substance check. Now Mets' reliever Drew Smith has also been handed a 10-game suspension for his own illegal substance fracas.

The reliever, however, said after the game that an MLB official felt his hands and didn't think there was a problem.  

"My hands weren't sticky and I had everyone check them," said Smith. "The MLB guy in the tunnel, I forced him to feel my hands... and he actually laughed and said there was nothing there."

Despite that, Smith will not appeal, and his ban begins tonight.  

He has a 4.18 ERA in 23.2 innings, and has struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings. 

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