Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman joined the large chorus of players criticizing the Astros for their sign stealing, and speaking through an interpreter, he called the actions of the Houston’s Jose Altuve at the end of the 2019 American League Championship Series “a little suspicious.”
Chapman was also part of the Yankees team beaten by the Astros in the 2017 American League Championship Series. But in the final game of the 2019 ALCS, Chapman threw an off-speed pitch that Altuve hit for a series-ending walk-off home run.
As Altuve rounded third base, he clutched at the collar of his shirt, yelling at teammates to not rip off his jersey, actions that have since raised speculation about whether he may have been wearing some kind of wire that tipped him off to the identity of the forthcoming pitch.
Chapman reiterated on Thursday morning that he bore the responsibility for the result, that he was the pitcher who threw the ball.
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