Paranoia reached a fever pitch while the Texas Rangers took a five-run lead into the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday night. Manager Chris Woodward instructed his reliever to intentionally balk before ever throwing a pitch, out of fear the Astros would pick up his pitches.
“They’re really good at doing a lot of things, and if they see anything in our glove or anything like that, so we just kind of wanted to avoid that,” Woodward told reporters after the Rangers’ 8-4 win. “I know we had a five-run lead, but we were going to do it regardless.”
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