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Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun (Video)

Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why.

That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The 26-year-old fanned all three batters he faced in the ninth inning to keep his team in a 1-1 game. He was clocked at 104 once and 103 on several other pitches. The Reds eventually lost 2-1 in the 15th, but that doesn’t make the gas Chapman was throwing any less impressive.

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We already saw Chapman hit 103 on the radar gun earlier this season after he returned from taking a line drive to the face. The fact that his arm hasn’t fallen off yet is incredible.

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  • Colin Knapp

    This was made infinitely better by the ‘Major League’ reference.

  • Tim Anderson

    Would be interesting to see a slow motion side by side of a pitcher throwing 90 mph vs. 104 to see how much more ground the ball covers before it gets to the plate.