To combat MLB’s sudden blister epidemic, Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill has an idea

By J.P. Hoornstra

MIAMI — Evidence is mounting to suggest that the baseballs used by major league teams are changing.

Anyone can count the number of home runs, which occurred at a record-high rate in the first half of the season. Some have tested the composition of baseballs; reports on TheRinger.com and FiveThirtyEight.com noted that, while the balls they analyzed fell within MLB’s manufacturing specifications, the range of specifications was broad enough to partially explain a surge in batted-ball distance.

Pitchers, meanwhile, can simply look at their fingers.

Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill and right-hander Brandon McCarthy have been treated for blisters recently. Hill said his issues [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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