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Breaking news: Aroldis Chapman is human (sort of)

Sep 7, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

Aroldis Chapman showed he was human yesterday, allowing three hits and a run while recording just one out. He also let both runners he inherited from Bill Bray to score. Of course, two of the hits were infield singles and the run was unearned, so maybe “human-like” is the more fitting description.
He threw 16 pitches, with nine of them clocking in at triple-digits. Chapman topped out at 103 miles per hour with a fastball to Troy Tulowitzki, who gave the following review to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com afterward:

Yeah, he’s pretty good. But at the same time, if you asked the other side, I don’t know if you’d be happy with his outing with a passed ball and letting some guys on base. But he’s good. The arm’s unbelievable. I don’t think he’s all the way polished yet, though.

Obviously the Rockies will take runs off Chapman however they can get them, but I’m still waiting to see someone connect for an extra-base hit off him.

  1. Utley's hair - Sep 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Batters have adjusted after figuring out that he’s entirely hittable if they start their swing in the on-deck circle.

  2. Bokosse - Sep 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    EY Jr and Dexter Fowler hit ropes (like, ropes) off him for their singles. FYI.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 7, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    I sure hope the Reds have already contracted with the Tyrrel Corporation to keep a couple of spare rotator cuffs and ulnar collateral ligaments in the freezer up in the Pyramid for this guy.

  4. Florioisanidiot1 - Sep 7, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    what the heck is up with mascots messing around behind homeplate trying to distract pitchers? How is that allowed?
    I can’t think its just coincidence that it was happening during both Mike Leake’s and Aroldis Chapman’s worst outings of the year.

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