Look at that picture of Aroldis Chapman.
His legs are going one way, and his upper body the other.
If you're the batter, it's got to look like a special effect from Hell.
Nobody does that.
Here's ESPN's Sports Science piece on Chapman:
That guy is a Cub?
That guy is a Cub.
And with the Cubs up 2-1 over the Sox, he took the mound with 2 out, Melky Cabrera up, and Tyler Saladino on 3rd in the top of the 8th.
90 feet from tying the game.
But Cabrera whiffs for out #3.
Ben Zobrist leads off with a triple (come ON official scorer guy, that was a TRIPLE), and Addison Russell brings him home with a grounder to short, now it's 3-1 and Chapman gets the last 3 outs just like we expect him to.
Cubs take the 2 Sox games at Wrigley after losing the first two at U.S. Cellular.
The Cards beat the Marlins after taking a couple from the Mets in NY.
Cubs still up by 6.5 and now Seattle comes to town.