Sunday night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers had some controversy in the bottom of the seventh inning. Rangers’ pitcher Sam Dyson and catcher Robinson Chirinos became concerned that Miguel Cabrera was stealing signs.
Check it out for yourself.
What everyone on TV seemed to miss with Miggy & Dyson. Dyson seeing Miggy give the change-up sign to Martinez…twice. Dyson was justified. pic.twitter.com/dRsCZRIZyW
— CJ Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) May 22, 2017
The event unfolded when Cabrera indicated a change-up to the Tigers bench. Chirinos confronted Cabrera after he and Dyson met at the mound. They definitely appeared to be worried he was stealing signs.
Dyson had this to say after the game.
“I told him he was too smart. So I said three words: ‘You’re too smart.’ And he said: ‘What did you say? Then I turned around. And I might have repeated it once or twice, and that was it,” Dyson said. “He was telling the dugout what I was throwing — the changeup. I don’t think he was stealing signs or anything of that nature. I wasn’t really angry. I was just telling him he was too smart.
“It wasn’t a big deal. I thought he may have been picking signs but he wasn’t.”
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus saw the situation as a misunderstanding.
“I think it was just a misunderstanding. Miggy wasn’t stealing signs. If he was stealing signs, he certainly wouldn’t be that blatant about it. Miggy was just trying to let the bench know he has a change-up, that’s all it was. It was a misunderstanding,” Ausmus said. “He wasn’t stealing signs. Dyson, for whatever reason, thought he was.”
Nation, after watching the above video, do you feel that Miggy was stealing signs?