it goes both ways brm....batters are not going to have a sheet on chapman to go off of....he might just dominate since no one has seen him pitch yet...just the way as Mike Leake done great his first time seeing each team, now that the league has a bead on him, he is comming down to earth.....who knows, Chapman might just be the best when the batters have not seen what he has. I am not saying your wrong, just saying the batters have to adjust as well and tons of pressure.
Maybe this sounds ridiculous, but I honestly feel like the parrot mascot had Leake flustered tonight. Don't remember the 1st inning, but I didn't see him behind the plate any other inning after McCutchen getting hit.
e: Anyway, I'd like to see Chapman called up for the same reasons as lidspinner said. Remember Joba Chamberlain coming up for the Yanks? He basically carried that bullpen (and that team to an extent.) Maybe the playoffs didnt work out, but I think a 102+mph LHP with no real scouting reports on him sounds pretty good. I'm not sure who would get replaced, though.
Last edited by bigredmechanism; 08-04-2010 at 12:33 AM.
Heres the latest on Chapman.
103 MPH now thats gas!!! Honestly ive never heard of that kind of MPH in a game before. Anyone know what is the hardest anyone ever been clocked in a game before.
Last edited by 1990REDS; 08-05-2010 at 05:09 PM.
I think I remember Randy Johnson when I was younger hitting 102, but I don't ever remember hearing of 103 before...
Beat me to it Scott!
He did hit 104 on a radar gun last year.
I hit 112 mph throwing in my back yard but nobody was around to see it happen.
Can we send Cordero down?
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread