Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Chapman's first start of spring

  1. #1
    Wait... What? Vander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    81

    Chapman's first start of spring

    1st inning: ground out 2B, pop up 2B, ground out to pitcher
    2nd inning: ground out SS, ground out SS, strikeout swinging

    Well done, I'd say. Apparently he was using tons of off speed stuff and even threw some in the 70's. Imagine how devastating that must be when you have to defend against a 102 mph fastball...

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    297

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Great outing. He needs to continue to work the off speed all spring training. We all know he has the fastball, time to perfect the slider and changeup.

  4. #3
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,543

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    OMG only 1 strikeout??!!!! Fire Dusty!!
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    7,641

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Where did the report of off-speed stuff in the 70s come from?

    Cause if true.....
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    165

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Is chapman throwing a change-up below 80 or is this another "mystery" pitch?

  7. #6
    Wait... What? Vander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    81

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Where did the report of off-speed stuff in the 70s come from?

    Cause if true.....
    From John Fay's twitter account:

    Easy 1-2-3 inning for Chapman. Two groundouts and soft liner. Threw mostly off speed stuff. Fastest was 94. Slowest 76. #Reds #cincienquirer
    Hilarious... Freaking hilarious...

  8. #7
    Wait... What? Vander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    81

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring


  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Minster Ohio
    Posts
    118

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    This is great. Chapman should only touch 100+ when he needs it. Otherwise keep it in the upper 90's and be happy. Good start to the spring. Hope he keeps it going.
    2012 is Going To Be a Great Year!!

  10. #9
    Member leeech86's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    58

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Oh how im looking forward to watch his first regular season full game!

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    120

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Really encouraging start. Basically picked up where he left off last spring when he was also looking great as a starter.

    Though I think his biggest issue may be maintaining focus for 6 or 7 innings in a row and we won't see how he handles that for a while.

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    65

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Great to hear! I know a lot of people are saying don't mess with a good thing, but if Chapman can translate his lights-out quality to the rotation... drool.

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    104

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    There will be some big crowds on the days he pitches.

  14. #13
    Newbie Rock of Truth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Toshi Station
    Posts
    147

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    If he can consistently throw his #2 and #3 pitches for strikes .... he is going to be a VERY RICH MAN. ( not that he isn't already )

  15. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Minster Ohio
    Posts
    118

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Control will be an issue for him and he proved its something he is getting good at. Most guys struggle with control to start spring. Chapman looked great. Excitment is boiling over.
    2012 is Going To Be a Great Year!!

  16. #15
    real baseball - No DH
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    63

    Re: Chapman's first start of spring

    Hopefully this isn't like the Daniel Bard experiment where he tried to pace himself by dialing back the speed to 93-96, caught Steve Blass disease, and started throwing pitches to the screen.

    "Kids are always chasing rainbows, but baseball is a world where you can catch them." ~
    Johnny Vander Meer


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25