Kimbrel was tipping pitches for two weeks


#1

Here's why Cora used Kimbrel for the 9th despite his shaky October: "Because we knew he was tipping his pitches yesterday and he was gonna be fine. Yesterday his hands were up, today they were down. He's been tipping his pitches for 2 weeks."

— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 19, 2018

#2

I’m glad they fixed it, but,…

How the fuck did it take them 2 weeks to notice his hand position???


#3

or was it he finally made the adjustment?

Cora is supposed to be an expert at sign stealing, BB wants to recruit him to sit with Ernie Adams, so I am shocked too.

But if it is only a mental difference, and it works, I am for it.


#4

It was probably a really subtle thing. Probably he had been tipping pitches for much longer than that, it just took until 2 weeks ago for another team to notice it.

-or-

puts on tinfoil hat

Alex Cora is managing on a level like 4 tiers higher than everyone else and they intentionally tipped pitches in earlier games to set up the Astros in the series clincher.