Fernando Tatis Jr has suddenly remembered how to crush the ball against the Dodgers this weekend. Over the last 2 games, the superstar shortstop has crushed 4 homeruns and made Los Angeles pitchers look absolutely baffled.
But there might be a little more to it than that. But don’t get too hyped up, this isn’t some sign-stealing scandal that mirrors the cheating Astros. However, Tatis Jr might have just broken one of the unwritten rules of baseball against the Dodgers.
Former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden caught on to something happening in the game against the Dodgers and Padres. Watch as he breaks down San Diego superstar Fernando Tatis Jr taking a peek back at the signs dealt by catcher Will Smith.
Is Tatis Jr. gettin’ free peeks? I understand that it could sound like sour grapes after El Niño rolls into town & unleashes a storm of homers..
Is it fair to ask whether or not he might be helping himself out? Sure. This is why C’s set up as late as possible & guard signs. ? pic.twitter.com/8CH6UBrt5l
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) April 25, 2021
Again, there is no indication of any sort of cheating in this clip. Tatis is doing something that is completely allowed and that the Dodgers will have to protect against. Still, it does go to show how he was able to take a pitch so far out of the zone over the wall.
My guess is that it is probably not going to go over well with Dodgers fans either. Tatis takes a brief glimpse down in the clip to see where the pitch is going to be thrown, not necessarily what sort of pitch will be coming to him.
Don’t let this take away from what the Astros did though. They’re still garbage.