Yankees: Aroldis Chapman fails and leaves the ‘ranch on fire’, but is saved by a King and some luck

New York Yankees beat in a way not suitable for heart patients Toronto Blue Jays by shutout 3-0, this Friday night at the yankee stadium. The script of the drama had an unexpected ending, with a different artist than what is used in the Bronx.

It turns out and highlights that with a three-run lead, Aaron Boone, manager of the Yankees, brought in his star closer, Cuban Aroldis Chapmanm in the top of the ninth inning to get the last three outs against the Blue Jays:

However, oh what would be the surprise? ‘El Missil Antillano’ did not come in its day and put in predicament a great pitching effort by Dominican Luis Severino and the relievers. Chapman walked three straight and threw a wildpitch.

Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal and pinch-hitter Matt Chapman all walked the other Chapman, Aroldis, who left the game without getting an out. He threw 12 balls and only four strikes. He didn’t hit 100 mph (max was 98).

Boone entered the mound and asked for the ball; pulled by Michael King, who honoring his last name was unexpected ‘the king’, since with a full house and no out he struck out George Springer with three pitches and then forced Bo Bichette to hit a fly ball to second base, DJ LeMahieu , who caught it and threw to first, where Anthony Rizzo put Chapman out for a double play and the 27th out:

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Thus, the ‘King’ King saved Aroldis Chapman and the Yankees from a catastrophe that would surely have caused more than one heart attack in the NYY fans. At the end, the Frank Sinatra tune played: New York, New York! and everyone happy and content in the Bronx.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Yankees: Aroldis Chapman fails and leaves the ‘ranch on fire’, but is saved by a King and some luck