‘Cuban Express’ Aroldis Chapman (35, Texas Rangers) threw a 165km fastball and succeeded in his first save after moving to Texas.
Chapman took the mound in the 9th inning with a 2-0 lead against the Cleveland Guardians at Globe Life Field in Arlington, USA on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time), recording a save with 1 hit, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 1 inning.온라인바카라
Chapman took the mound in a save situation for the first time since the transfer that day. Existing closer Will Smith took the mound with one out and first base in the 7th inning and recorded a hold with 1⅔ scoreless innings.
Chapman threw out first batter Josh Bell with a 99.6 mph sinker on a shortstop grounder. Tyler Freeman then struck out on a swing with a 100.5 mph sinker.
He got a right-handed hit by Will Brennan, but finished the game with a three-pitch strikeout with a fastball of 98.9 miles (159.2 km) – 100.6 miles (161.9 km) – 102.5 miles (165 km) of Miles Straw.
Traded from Kansas City to Texas on the 1st, Chapman has made seven or eight appearances. After he was transferred, he was assigned finishing duties in his 5th appearance. In 5 games, he had 5 innings, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts, no runs, and an earned run average of 0.
Texas coach Bruce Bochy recently announced that he would appoint Smith and Chapman as double stoppers. Smith is 1-3 with 15 saves and a 2.91 ERA in 34 games.
Chapman’s three-year, $48 million contract with the New York Yankees ended last year. Last season, he was on the injured list due to poor velocity and an infection in the affected area after tattoo treatment, and was sluggish with 4 wins, 4 losses and 9 saves with an average ERA of 4.46 in 43 games.
Chapman, who became a free agent after the season, was not offered good contract terms and signed a one-year contract with Kansas City for $3.75 million (approximately 4.9 billion won). Chapman bounced back this season with Kansas City. Through the end of June, he appeared in 31 games, going 4-2 with 2 saves and 8 holds with a 2.45 earned run average.
On the 1st, Texas traded prospect pitcher Cole Lagann and minor league outfielder Ronnie Cabrera for Chapman.