Clay Buchholz is off to a tremendous start for the Boston Red Sox this season, and his most recent impressive showing came at the expense of the Toronto Blue Jays. On Wednesday night, Buchholz silenced Jays bats, allowing just two hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight and keeping the Jays off the scoreboard.

On Thursday, some folks in Toronto are calling shenanigans.

On Twitter on Wednesday night and again on “Baseball Central” on Sportsnet in Toronto, Dirk Hayhurst questioned whether Buchholz was getting the outs on his own or whether he had the help of a foreign substance on his arm.


Forget the hair, I just saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick'em painted up his left forearm. Wow.—
Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) May 02, 2013

“Forget the hair, I just saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick’em painted up his left forearm. Wow,” Hayhurst tweeted on Wednesday night.

Hayhurst guessed the substance was Crisco, and that the amount was “substantial.”

“You could see it slathered on there,” he tweeted.

Sportsnet published a story on Thursday afternoon with Hayhurt’s comments.