Aroldis Chapman hits 106 mph on radar
CINCINNATI -- Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who got the last three games off to get over a tender elbow, worked the ninth inning of Monday night's loss to the Pirates and threw a pitch that registered 106 mph on the scoreboard but was clocked at 103 on another pitch tracker.
That was one of the only highlights of the night for fans that stayed around for a 9-3 loss. Chapman worked a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. His velocity was back, to say the least. The scoreboard readout clocked a pitch to Andrew McCutchen at 106 mph.
Several other pitches were clocked at 103.
"He was rested," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "When you throw 106 miles an hour, not a whole bunch is wrong with you."
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What A 106 MPH Fastball Really Looks LikeAroldis Chapman didn't hit 106 mph last night. Sure, the stadium radar gun registered 106. But home readings are always juiced. The objective Pitch F/X system clocked that throw at 102. Still impressive, but not a record.
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