Aroldis Chapman went 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in 6 1/3 innings for Cuba at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
In Cuba’s 5-4 win over Australia, he pitched equally against Travis Blackley; after three strong innings, he let up a Luke Hughes double in the fourth, balked him to third, and allowed Ben Risinger to tie the game with a single.
Aroldis Chapman started a crucial match against Japan and hit 100 mph on the radar, but he battled against Daisuke Matsuzaka in a loss.
After walking Michihiro Ogasawara and Seiichi Uchikawa in the second, he picked off Michihiro Ogasawara and Seiichi Uchikawa. Kenji Johjima and Akinori Iwamura each got singles in the third inning.
Ichiro Suzuki bunted back to Aroldis Chapman, who threw a force at third. Aroldis Chapman was replaced by Norberto González after Yasuyuki Kataoka singled.
In 2008-2009, Aroldis Chapman was 11-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 118 1/3 innings pitched. Aroldis Chapman was 11 strikeouts ahead of Yunieski Maya in the Serie Nacional, tied for fourth in wins, fifth in walks, and tied for fifth in wild pitches (14).
While Aroldis Chapman’s flame-throwing grabbed the headlines, Maikel Folch was crowned Cuba’s top left-handed pitcher of the year.
How Tall Is Aroldis Chapman?
Aroldis Chapman stands at a height of 1.93 m.
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