Sport Nationals' Stephen Strasburg admits to tipping pitches in first inning of World Series Game 6

06:35  30 october  2019
06:35  30 october  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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In an on-field interview following Game 6, the Nationals righty admitted to tipping his pitches in the first, potentially aiding Astros hitters in the process.

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"I started shaking my glove so they didn't know what I was throwing," Strasburg told Fox's Tom Verducci following the game. "Obviously, you look for certain things and I just thank (Paul) Menhart for giving me the tip."

Strasburg admitted to not knowing he had been tipping pitches, but said it was noticed by Nationals pitching coach Paul Menhart. Between innings, Menhart and Strasburg entered the clubhouse, and when Strasburg emerged the tip was eliminated.

In the second inning, Strasburg started widening his glove before each pitch, thereby eliminating the tip and keeping Astros hitters guessing the rest of the way.

"It's something that has burned me in the past, and it burned me there in the first," Strasburg said. "It's just a part of the game and you gotta do your best to stay consistent in your delivery on each pitch."

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After that two-run first inning, Strasburg went on to pitch 7 1/3 more innings of shutout baseball, striking out seven batters in the process.

This isn't the first time Astros hitters have (rightly) caught on to pitch tipping. The game within the game, and all. Credit goes to Astros hitters for figuring something out with Strasburg early and getting to him. Credit also goes to Menhart and Strasburg for figuring out the tip early.

Hopefully, though, this is the last time we'll hear about tipping in the postseason.

Any tips? Contact Astros hitters.

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