Cincinnati flame thrower Aroldis Chapman was clocked on the stadium gun at 106 mph last night during the Reds 9-3 loss to the Pirates. Other guns on Chapman clocked him at 103 mph. Either way you slice it, the kid can toss.
This came after Chapman was shut down for a few days due to shoulder inflammation, which is something he should get used to if he keeps throwing gas like this.
“He was rested,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “When you throw 106 miles an hour, not a whole bunch is wrong with you.”
Well put Dusty. Hopefully the Dust Man can keep tabs on Chapman and not let him flame out like so many of his past pitchers…cough…Kerry Wood.