The Mets are suspicious that the Dodgers have been stealing signs, and they are not the first team to express this concern.
Both manager Mickey Callaway and bench coach Jim Riggleman said they think the Dodgers, who have beaten the Mets in two of the past three games, know what pitches are coming.
"I think they have a system that helps them get some signs and stuff," Riggleman told the New York Post's Kevin Kernan. "I don't think it's anything illegal, but I think they just do a good job of picking up things. If you do anything in your delivery that's different, if your sequences are repetitive. We talked about it. Because they are taking some hefty cuts. They are not getting cheated. We made some pretty good pitches that they got. We'll do better.''
Added Callaway: "That's what the Dodgers do. It appears they know what's coming, but if you execute your pitches you can get them out and you have to throw the ball in to offset some of that.''
The Mets are not alone to suspect the Dodgers are using some kind of techniques. The Brewers were reportedly suspicious the Dodgers were using video cameras to steal signs, according to The Athletic's Robert Murray. And the Red Sox believed that during last year's World Series, Manny Machado was relaying signs from second base, according to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller.
"They use video people to get sequences," a Brewers source told The Athletic regarding the Dodgers last October. "It's known throughout the league. MLB knows it's an issue."