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Making his first start since sparking a Twitter spat by suggesting Houston pitchers may be using pine tar, Bauer (2-3) retired his first 13 batters in order on 45 pitches, then needed 41 pitches to get the final two outs of the fifth.
Equipment manager Spencer Dallin and his staff also packed things like pine tar, rosin bags, batting tees and balls for the batting cage and special laundry detergent that are usually provided by the home team.
Pitching labs have since figured out there is a way to improve the spin rate: load up pine tar or a similar sticky substance on your fingers.
Then Bauer chimed in: More musings about how spin rate might be affected by bubble gum or pine tar followed.
The players fixated on where Harper made contact: On the thinnest portion of the bat, an area slathered with pine tar.
In a game against the Milwaukee Brewers last July, the umpires determined that the pine tar on Ozuna’s bat extended beyond the allowable 18 inches.
Other products made at the Mackie factory -- which was taken over by Delta Pine Products around the 1940s -- included turpentine, axle grease, paint and pine tar.
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