Seeking 80 wins
Tues lineup vs. COL
Here’s a note supplied by Jamie Ramsey of the Reds:
If the Reds win tonight, it’ll be their 80th win of the season (game #138). ..they collected their 80th victory of the 1999 season on September 7 (game #138)…won their 80th game of the 1995 season on 9/20 (Game #134)…won their 80th game of the 1992 season on 9/18 (game #147)…won their 80th game of the 1990 season on 9/11 (game #141).
*MLB Network analyst John Smoltz had this to say about Aroldis Chapman last night on MLB Network:
“His arm is legit. It’s as dynamic as any arm we’ve seen, especially from the left-hand side. But I don’t buy the radar gun, especially when it’s down in the zone. It’s going to read a higher number. … His spin-rate and his slider with a dot like that is so tight and so nasty that it really has the hitter more confused than anything else. You throw a 103[mph fastball] down the middle; enough big league hitters are going to hit it. I’m more impressed by his slider coming off the fastball. It looks the same and you can’t tell.”
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