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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo said Thursday he "absolutely" believes the Houston Astros altered his career with their 2017 cheating, via Tim Healey of Newsday.
The 30-year-old was a starter that season and cruised through five scoreless innings in a September game against the Astros but was knocked out in the sixth after allowing four runs and four straight hits.
"I pitched that inning. I was making good pitches," Lugo recalled. "And when you execute a pitch, you shouldn't give up good hits. Maybe a little bloop or a ground ball up the middle or something.