Rogers got it. Take a good look at the base runner - he’s not focused on his only job … staying alert and be smart on the base path. This base runner did not watch the pitcher close enough to be “in” the play. The “fake” throw was not all that difficult to pickup …IF he was paying attention.
As a pitcher, study the antics and attention spans of those your competing against. Understand the tendencies of everyone you meet, even your own teammates. Characteristics overlap and the human condition can be very predictable IF you pay enough attention. Use your own teammates for that constant practice of studying people- how they think under stress, eager to do things on impulse, actions out of frustration, careless reactions and poor preparation, anything out of the ordinary that “gets to them,.” stuff like that. All of this is your ace-n-the-hole when these guys step into the batter’s box - time to play head games.