Today for the New York Yankees Bomber Buzz, let’s take a peek at just how dominant Aroldis Chapman was in securing down last night’s win.
The New York Yankees continue to roll towards the playoffs while the Red Sox keep doing their thing too. Well, all you have to do is focus on your own team.
The Yankees got a much better look at Aroldis Chapman last night, as he came in for a rare five-out save. He absolutely dominated from start to finish, taking a nail-biter and turning it into a nice 2-1 victory in favor of the Bombers.
What was perhaps more impressive for Chapman was exactly HOW he finished the game. According to Statcast, his final strikeout pitch made history for this season.
.@AChapman_105 is heating up for the stretch run.
— #Statcast (@statcast) September 19, 2017
Now THAT is a great sign to see, especially since Dellin Betances is starting to lose his command. If you have at least Chapman ready to blow 104 MPH fastballs by hitters, they can be more patient with Betances as he rests.
Kudos to you, Chapman, for an impressive performance last night, locking down the victory and earning breathing room atop the Wild Card standings.
Other Yankees Notes:
Another pitcher who was on fire last night was Jaime Garcia, the original starter for the Yankees. Garcia matched his season-high with nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
Perhaps his best outing in pinstripes, Garcia just showed that if he doesn’t remain in the rotation come playoffs, he’ll be a great asset out of the bullpen.
NINE STRIKEOUTS for Jaime Garcia through 4 innings!! @Yankees lead 1-0.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 19, 2017
Well, there you have it! Quite a quiet day but there’s always something that happens when you are used to it.