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July 28, 2016


Kevin Johnson

A little math for ya...

I read this morning that Chapman threw 12 fastballs that were 100+ MPH. That's the same amount of 100+ MPH pitches that the Cubs have thrown collectively since 2008.

Since 2008, that's 12 pitches over nearly 13,000 innings. And this guy matched it in just a few minutes.

It's true; we've never seen anything like this.

Tim@Cubby Blue

Just jaw dropping.

Cire Ddot Nekliw

Zero effs given. This guy shores up our bullpen anxiety. Greatest summer ever. Walking around sporting a chub all day...

Kevin Johnson

Don't know if you watch Breaking Bad, but if you do...

I thought of when Gale Bedeker was talking to Gus about the purity of Walter White's meth. He said something along the lines of, the difference between 95% and 98% might not seem like much but it's the difference between normal greatness and greatness of divine proportions.

Just like the difference between someone who throws a 98 mph fastball and a guy who throws a 103 mph fastball.

So yeah... we now pretty much have the Walter White of closers.

Tim@Cubby Blue

Kevin that. is. hysterical.

Tim@Cubby Blue

Cub oner.

Cire Ddot Nekliw

Watching the late offensive output and the triple digit heat by our new closer, I'd say most of us had a Cubby Blue Vein Throbber. Ok, I'll endeavor to ease up on the schmeckle references...

Rich Beckman

I think the Cubs are hoping that Strop will take care of the seventh and the opposition only gets 18 outs.

Whether that works out or not, giving them only the 21 outs is pretty damn nifty.

Tim@Cubby Blue

I'm not looking anything up, but to me Strop seems to be either on or off, and nothing in between.
Like, if he doesn't have his best stuff, he falls off a cliff.
When he's on, however, yeah he'll take those 3 outs away.

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