As MLB continues to dig into the Houston Astros’ alleged cheating scheme used during the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons, there has been yet another unearthed method they allegedly used against an opponent.
Aside from the use of camera in the outfield,beating on a trash can, vibrating band-aids, the Yankees are now accusing the Astros of using blinking lights they observed in center field during the ALCS.
Via SNY’s Andy Martino:
“SNY has learned that the Yankees also complained to the league about blinking lights in center field early on in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park — just days after Hinch responded angrily to SNY’s report about the whistling.
The Yankees also suspected that Houston was alternating whistling and hand signs, depending on the inning, and that the type of whistling varied depending on the pitch.”
Those complaints would have likely came in the 1st inning when the Astros scored 3 runs. After that, the team wouldn’t score again until Jose Altuve’s walk-off homer ended the series in the ninth inning.
The Yankees also accused the Astros of suspicious whistling, which Astros manager A.J. Hinch responded to by calling such suspicions “a joke” and saying they “made me laugh because it’s ridiculous.”