4. 5/10/16- Aroldis Chapman Records First Save; Bombers Defeat Defending Champs
This night was a night Yankees’ fans were waiting for. The night the “Three-Headed Monster” is released from its restraints and boy did it seal a big win for New York.
After the Bombers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to go ahead 10-7, Aroldis Chapman was called upon for his first save as a member of the New York Yankees.
He had to face Lorenzo Cain, who had already homered three times in the game, to finish off the defending World Series Champions and Chapman got the best of him.
After Cain fought off two-strike pitches clocked at 102, 99 and 100 mph, Chapman initiated a soft popup to Starlin Castro on a 101-mph fastball to tie up a 10-7 victory for the Yankees.
Why was this one of the best wins? The fans were buzzing, flames were blazing across the upper deck, and Chapman displayed the versatility of when a third pitcher combined with the Yankees’ bullpen monster.
If they plan on competing this season, the formula which ends in Chapman lighting up Yankee Stadium in the ninth will have to be used a ton.