Daily Archives: April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

Video of Chapman’s Debut

Missed the professional debut of Aroldis Chapman yesterday? C. Trent at CNATI has video of the event.

Won’t it be nice to see those 101 fastballs flying by Albert Pujols bat for the Reds?

April 12, 2010

The Daily Brief: Preparing to Go Fishing

Last Game
The Reds took the series from the Cubs by winning Mike Leake’s debut, 3-1.

Next Game
Johnny Cueto starts against Ricky Nolasco when the Reds travel to face the Marlins today at 7:10pm EDT. The game is available on FSO-HD and 700 WLW.

Chapmania II: Electric Boogaloo
Aroldis Chapman made his professional debut the same day as Mike Leake, only for the Louisville Bats in Toledo, Ohio. Chapman was good, too, hitting 101 on the radar gun a couple times. He lasted 4 2/3 innings, struck out 9 and walked only 1.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Mike Leake was just the 21st player since the draft’s creation in 1965 to debut without appearing in the minors. He is the first Red.