Cuban fireballer Aroldis Chapman just finished his debut in Cincinnati, and while it was only one inning, it made quite an impression.
C. Trent Rosecrans of CBSSports.com F&R is on the scene and reports that the 19,218 on hand made as much noise as 19,218 people can when Chapman entered the game against the Brewers in the eighth inning. According to the Pitch F/X tool, in Chapman's eight pitches he threw six fastballs with an average speed of 100.65 and a high of 102.7, plus a slider at 86.9 and a cutter at 86.4.
He got a four-pitch strikeout of Jonathan LuCroy, a two-pitch groundout by Craig Counsell and a two-pitch groundout by Carlos Gomez. Seven of his eight pitches were strikes.
-- David Andriesen
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