The Houston Astros playoff run has been marred with allegations of catching on to opposing pitchers tipping pitches, and now they are being accused of something more egregious.
The New York Yankees reportedly believe that the Houston Astros were stealing signs in a way that broke “unwritten rules” in Game 1 of the ALCS.
According to Andy Martino of SNY, an unnamed Yankees coach kept hearing a whistling sound coming from the Houston dugout just before certain pitches, which made the Yankees angry and yell across the field. They believed that the whistling was a form of sign-stealing and was being used to alert batters to what was coming.
Coaches and executives around the league would consider that act a violation of the sport’s “unwritten rules.”
“They are NASA,” one coach said. “If a pitcher is tipping and the players can see from the dugout, no biggie. If they get it from somewhere else, that’s dicey.”
If that did happen, it did not help very well as the Astros could only muster up 3 hits and got ran off the field with a final score of 7-0.
There were no reports of whistling during Game 2 and the Astros won in extra innings 3-2.
The Astros are currently up 2-1 in the ALCS, but their offense has only scored 7 runs through 3 games. If there is whistling or sign-stealing, it’s not showing much of a difference in their bats.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.