So it’s no secret that Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwing pitchers in Major League Baseball
history. For crying out loud, the guy hold the record for the fastest pitch ever throw when he topped out on the radar at 105.1 mph.
Well, on Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he came close to break his own record when he was throwing gas the minute he stepped on the mound, peaking at 104 mph. The batters could barely get their bats on the ball. And it’s completely understandable. Of the 15 fastballs Chapman threw, none of them were clocked under 101 mph.
To cap off the night, it extended his major league record of consecutive relief appearance with a strikeout to 44 games. I have a good feeling that record is going to be extended by at least a few more games.
Somehow, this has to be against baseball rules cause it’s basically unfair for the opposing team when Chapman is on like he was Monday night.