Originally Posted by JaxRed
A report of 2 days worth of AFL. Saw the Thu night Seguaros, none of the Reds did anything (good). Today Alonso and Heisey had day off. Cozart was the DH. My wife thought Alonso looked slimmer. I wasn't sure but she might be right.
So Tanner Scheppers pitched last night. He bounces up and down as a timing mechanism before he throws. His fastball was at least 96 every time. The scoreboard radar gun only had 2 digits He hit 99 a few times. So I was wondering whether he topped at 99 or it just wouldn't register higher. And then periodically he would break in a 84 MPH curve ball. Very impressive.
Scheppers is getting glowing reviews from the AFL so far. As for the radar gun, usually they will register 00 or 01 for 100 and 101. However it sounds like the stadium gun was slightly hot. Pitch FX had him topping out at 98.2 MPH. He was throwing a 90 MPH change up though, which is hilarious. His average fastball speed from last night was 96.4 MPH.