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    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    Professionals or not, those guys in the box are scared.
    Watching the body language of opposing hitters when Chapman has both pitches working is hilarious. So many slumped shoulders and eyes staring at the ground.

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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    I think he was rusty. I expect him to strike out 4 batters per inning.
    Hey now. He may be the Cuban Missile and throw 105, but he's no Tony Cingrani.
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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    I think he was rusty. I expect him to strike out 4 batters per inning.
    If he bounces one of those sliders up there he might get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
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    Throwing in the pen is fine, but doesn't really get the juices flowing.

    Follow up follow up;

    No one answered how long us too long not to throw during game action. Would everyone be ok with 15? 20?
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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Let me just say I am very happy that I was 100% wrong about how he would look in his next outing as I wipe the egg off of my face.

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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Follow up:

    Never mind
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    The way he came out throwing bullets, I actually thought he might have a chance to hit 105 again. Then he threw almost 50% sliders (have we ever seen that out of him?) rather than dialing it up. But that was nasty.

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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Did Chapman throw a change-up last night? From where I was sitting it looked like the strike out pitch to I believe Holiday was off-speed a bit up in the zone. It didn't look like it had the same movement as the rest of his sliders, but we were not sure if that was due to the combination of our seating location and it being up in the zone or if it was some other offspeed pitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    Did Chapman throw a change-up last night? From where I was sitting it looked like the strike out pitch to I believe Holiday was off-speed a bit up in the zone. It didn't look like it had the same movement as the rest of his sliders, but we were not sure if that was due to the combination of our seating location and it being up in the zone or if it was some other offspeed pitch.
    What was it? 95?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    My mom and I were at the game last night and she was really worried about Chapman pitching with only a one run lead since he hadn't pitched in a while. The last time she saw him he was throwing 100+ but they weren't strikes. I reassured her that he's been better with that most of this year (last game I was at he was throwing bullets and they were all strikes) and after he struck out the first batter of the inning, she said, "All right, I guess he's fine after all", LOL

    The guy sitting behind us and I were laughing about how Chapman's 90+ slider is the speed of a fastball for some pitchers (Sam LeCure for one), LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    What was it? 95?
    It was 90/91, the same speed as his sliders, the movement just didn't look the same, but sitting angled behind home plate area is not the best to see pitches.

    If he threw a pitch 95 last night do you think that would have more likely been a fastball or a slider?
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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Six of the 14 pitches Chapman threw last night were swinging strikes against the heart of the Cardinals' order. Two more were nothing more than harmless, defensive foul balls from Holliday to protect the plate.

    Given the opponent and the ease in which he had, I would say this was the most dominant appearance Chapman has ever had.
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    Re: Chapmans next Save Opp

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Six of the 14 pitches Chapman threw last night were swinging strikes against the heart of the Cardinals' order. Two more were nothing more than harmless, defensive foul balls from Holliday to protect the plate.

    Given the opponent and the ease in which he had, I would say this was the most dominant appearance Chapman has ever had.
    Couldn't agree more, Brutus. I thought last night that's the best he's ever pitched.
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