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#pounditTuesday, September 22, 2020

Yu Darvish wants to know if Astros were stealing signs against him

Yu Darvish

The 2017 World Series has long haunted Yu Darvish, and the findings revealed this week have him asking questions. Namely, Darvish wonders whether the Houston Astros were stealing signs against him.

Darvish was knocked out of both his World Series starts — including the critical Game 7 — before the second inning. Him getting hit so hard was surprising considering he dominated in two earlier postseason starts for the dodgers, which came against Arizona and the Cubs.

The explanation from Houston’s side was that Darvish was tipping pitches, but the pitcher never bought that explanation.

“A couple of Astros players told me I was tipping pitches, but now it comes out they were stealing signs. Was I tipping, or were they stealing?” Darvish asked at a Cubs fan event on Friday, via ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.

Darvish isn’t putting all the blame on the stolen signs, though. He acknowledges he wasn’t at his best.

“I know they were stealing signs, but at the same time, I was not good during the World Series,” he said.

Ever since the Astros allegations emerged, Darvish seemed to feel vindicated. Game 7 of the World Series took place at Dodger Stadium, but there was a report suggesting how Houston may have also been able to relay signs on the road. In other words, Darvish’s reason for being skeptical may be warranted.

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