Since July 2, 2018, the Cuban left-hander Aroldis chapman it wasn’t hitting 103.4 miles per hour on the radar. He did it today, and it was to end the game between Yankees Y Athletic.
I tell him the story. The man from Holguin had climbed the box with an advantage of three, and began with a strikeout (the hallmark of the house) to Elvis Andrus. Then he gave a disputed ticket to Mark Canha, afterwards he dominated emerging Jed Lowrie by way of the fly to right.
Then he received consecutive hits from Matt Olson and Ramón Laureano, Oakland discounted a run, and the very dangerous Matt Chapman, who has his last name but is not his family, appeared at home plate. So Aroldis went to extremes …
Only three shipments made. The former four-seam straights at 101.1 mph and 100.8 mph. The scene was ready for closure, and was consummated with a sinker of (I said above) 103.4 mph, the fastest shipping in the majors this year, and also the “hardest” third strike since the 104.2 mph Jordan Hicks threw on April 21, 2019.
“He has been doing it for more than ten years,” Andrus said in statements quoted by MLB.com. “It’s never an easy hitting time. The ball arrives too early, so it is difficult to get a good swing ”.
The Missile owns the faster launch recorded by Statcast, which posted 105.1 mph in 2010 and 2016. In 2018, the aforementioned Hicks equaled that record.
This Saturday’s rescue allowed Chapman to reach 15 in the campaign, three behind the AL department leader, Liam Hendriks (White Sox), and just nine out of 300.
Right now his ERA is 2.05, he has four wins, two losses, 1.06 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 26.1 innings of work.
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