Aroldis Chapman threw gas/cheese/heat or whatever baseball slang you want to use during the ninth inning of the All Star Game in Cincinnati. The Reds closer made short work of Brock Holt, Mike Moustakas and Mark Teixeira with 12 of his 14 pitches topping 100 mph on the radar gun. Moustakas didn’t see a sub-100 mph pitch. Three of Chapman’s pitches hit 103 according to the MLB Gamecast.
Hopefully the hometown fans in Cincinnati enjoyed it since Chapman is more than likely to get traded before the July 31 deadline.
This tweet from Marlins’ starter Dan Haren helps illustrate how hard Chapman throws.
The American League won 6-3 and clinched homefield advantage for the World Series. The game took three hours and two minutes to play.