MLB says Astros cheating allegations not major
- Author: Angelo Rivera Oct 18, 2018,
Oct 18, 2018, 2:00
The Red Sox would go on to win, 8-2.
Major League Baseball acknowledged Tuesday night that it had investigated an incident Sunday, in which an Astros employee in the media camera well adjacent to the Red Sox dugout in ALCS Game 2 at Fenway Park reportedly was aiming a camera into the home dugout, The Washington Post reported.
This began a string of a few other stories coming out regarding suspicions of the Astros and sign-stealing dating back to the regular season. "I'm anxious about the game".
The Red Sox are leading the series 2-1 with Game 4 set to take place tonight in Houston.
According to the Metro report, which cited multiple security sources who were on the scene, a man was removed during the third inning of Game 1 on Saturday night at Fenway Park but allowed to stay in the ballpark after another Astros staffer intervened.
Neither the Red Sox or Astros provided further comments regarding the situation.
Stealing signs is allowed, as long as teams only use their eyes. 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.
Following Game 3, Indians starter Mike Clevinger alluded to the Astros having an advantage.
We'll have more as it comes out.
And while Ortiz does do a great job breaking down games, he still openly roots for the Red Sox during any chance he gets. "We try to slow it down and if we feel there's something going on, we try to switch the signs". The manager noted he had just recently heard the news, but maintained the matter is an issue for the league office.
Verlander suggested that an idea he presented to the MLB Players Association for hastening pace of play could also mitigate teams' efforts to swipe signals: Some sort of wireless earpiece, like quarterbacks wear in the National Football League, allowing pitchers, catchers and managers to confer without mound visits.
When asked if he felt like anything was going on the first two ALCS games at Fenway Park, Cora responded, "No, I don't".
"It's not going to help pitch tipping, but I think it will help a lot with the sign stuff".
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Astros deployed McLaughlin to monitor whether the Red Sox were cheating on their side of the field. Bauer wasn't specific, but Astros pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Collin McHugh defended themselves on social media.