After MLB found the Red Sox used electronic devices to steal hand signals from opposing catchers on the Yankees and other teams, the Red Sox filed a complaint alleging the Yankees used a camera from YES Network, co-owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, to relay signs during games. The man was not allowed back into the credentialed area, but was allowed to remain in the ballpark. Cora said before Tuesday's game that Sale might throw a bullpen session during Game 3 in the hopes of starting Game 5 on Thursday, but that didn't happen.
For nearly two weeks before the ALDS, the Indians worked diligently to protect their signs because of Houston's alleged sneakiness with this employee.
The Houston Astros, like many Machado, are doing everything possible in the last two days or so to ruin their reputation. When asked if he thought anything was going on during the first two games at Fenway, Boston manager Alex Cora said, "No, I don't". But the two incidents have raised questions about the use of electronic equipment during games and whether the reigning World Series champions were gaining an unfair edge.
So it's really not surprising at all that he reacted the way he did when former teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. blew Game 3 open for the Red Sox with an eighth-inning grand slam.
The Astros took Game 1 of the series back at Fenway Park in Boston, 7-2.
"That's the pitch I always get him out with", Osuna said. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details. I'm anxious about the game".
This isn't the first time the Astros have been suspected of cheating. And we don't get caught up in the whole paranoia thing [with] the signs. "If we feel there's something going on, we switch signs".
In what could be considered a must-win game for the Astros, they'll have the chance to even up the series at two games apiece at home Wednesday night.
"I was just fixin" the left mound", Price told the Eagle Tribune. Teams regularly change their signs during games, and the surge in mound visits in recent years was believed to be largely attributable to the effort to prevent sign-stealing, and led Major League Baseball to institute a limit on mound visits this season. Porcello is going to have to be ideal with his pitch locations in order to have a chance at shutting the Astros down and I think that Houston's going to break him early on in the game, enough to give them a victory and tie the series at 2-2.