Astros starter Zack Greinke was in a full count to A’s slugger Ramon Laureano when he decided he would TELL LAUREANO HE WAS THROWING A CURVEBALL! Yes, the Astros went from stealing signs to giving them away. Greinke showed his hand and then proceeded to give up a 3-run bomb to give Oakland a 3-0 lead. Justice.
The Astros used to steal signs, now they just give away their signs— 2020 Astros Shame Tour (@AsteriskTour) October 8, 2020
Result: Laureano three-run HR pic.twitter.com/7DdxeyEgky
Houston just can’t help themselves. They were caught stealing signs, and they finally paid for it. If you’ve been following along, Ramon Laureano doesn’t think think much of Greinke.
Laureano on Greinke: “He’s just another guy on the mound.”— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) October 8, 2020
Baseball needs more trash-talk as it is, so telling a guy he’s mediocre then taking him 450 feet works. Sometimes the best way to cut a guy to his core is not by telling him he sucks, but letting him know he’s mediocre.
From the looks of it, Zack Greinke probably doesn’t care that there was even a game today. Either way, it’s awesome that Laureano finally made Greinke pay.