I dont' know why, but the name "Aroldis" sounds like it's from Greek Mythology or something.
Like a God of something.
Really fast fastball?
Aroldis Chapman is one of those guys with a fastball that just puts the Fear of God in everyone, every time he takes the mound.
Now he's lost some - you don't really see the 104s any more, but he's still God in your head, right?
Not to Dioner Navarro.
Not in the bottom of the 9th with the Cubs down 2-6 to the Reds at Wrigley.
He pinch hits a single.
Dave Sappelt gets one too.
And then...Holy shit!
Starlin Castro hits another one!
NOBODY LOADS THE BASES AGAINST GOD!
Okay so Anthony Rizzo strikes out and Alfonso Soriano flies out.
Back to normal.
But then Scott Hairston thinks maybe God can't throw it over the plate.
Hairston walks, Navarro scores, angels sing.
Then Wellington Castillo actually prays.
"Oh God, I have to make up for my lack of hustle yesterday. How about a little hit right here?"
Sappelt and Castro score, and now it's just 5-6 Reds.
Cody Ransom hits for Valbuena and suddenly he's walking on water because he got ball 4 from God.
I am in heaven.
Dusty Baker walks out to the mound, tells God to hit the showers.
In comes J.J. Hoover and up comes Darwin Barney.
"Aw Hell" I say.
He strikes out.
Cubs lose again.
Anyway, once in awhile, it could be that Aroldis Chapman is just...a man.