"They've Had A Reputation Of Doing Some Sketchy Stuff!": White Sox Reliever Implies Astros Cheating Again

The Chicago White Sox' bullpen led the way as the team came back from a 5-1 deficit, on the verge of elimination, to beat the Houston Astros 12-6. Afterwards, reliever Ryan Tepera, one of the lockdown relievers of the game for the White Sox, implied the Astros are back to their cheating ways.

"You play at Minute Maid (in Houston), they’re doing something over there that’s a little different. It showed you how many swings & misses they had tonight compared to at Minute Maid," said Tepera. "They've had a reputation of doing some sketchy stuff over there. We can say it's a little bit of a difference (here in Chicago)." 

Tepera has the numbers to back up his accusations: The Astros struck out only 16 times in the two games combined in Houston; they struck out 16 times in Game Three alone in Chicago.

The Astros were found guilty by MLB of illegally using electronic and other means to steal signs in 2017 when they won the World Series. No players were punished, a major factor in the outcry around baseball, from other players and fans alike. 

Despite his inferences, Tepera says the White Sox are ready to compete, either way: "We’re not going to worry about what they’re going to do. All we have to do is execute pitches and they can't hit them anyways.”

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