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17.05.2019 10:38
l also exhale a bit before the game starts.There will be nerves, he said. I Antworten

Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseballs hardest-throwing pitcher.Of course, the Cuban left-hander raised the bar even higher over the past week.Chapman reached 105.1 mph on July 18, matching the fastest pitch since Major League Baseball started tracking speeds in 2008. Chapman -- whose stint with the New York Yankees ended Monday when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs -- threw 13 pitches of at least 104 mph from last Monday through Saturday. Nobody in baseball had reached that mark all season until then.Chapmans fastball has been in a class by itself -- to the point that MLB.com has a Chapman Filter on its Statcast leaderboard in case fans want to view the list of fastest pitches without him included. For the rest of this season, however, he might have some company. Mauricio Cabrera, a 22-year-old right-hander who made his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves in late June, reached 103.8 mph on July 18 against Cincinnati.The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Cabrera is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 12 appearances, although all that power has led to only seven strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings. Through Sunday, Cabreras four-seam fastball averaged 100.7 mph, which was actually ahead of Chapmans average four-seamer of 100.5.MLB rolled out its Statcast system last year, and fans can look up leaderboards for pitch speeds and other interesting categories. The longest home run of the season belongs to Nomar Mazara of Texas (491 feet on May 25), and the highest exit velocity was 123.9 mph off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on June 9.That figure didnt come on one of Stantons prodigious homers, by the way. It came on a double-play grounder.Seattles Nelson Cruz has the highest average exit velocity at 95.8 mph, and Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp is second at 95.1. Rupps slugging percentage has jumped from .374 in 2015 to .487 this year.Here are a few other developments from around baseball:BUY OR SELL?The Aug. 1 deadline for trades without waivers is now a week away, and several teams are occupying that shaky middle ground where its hard to say how aggressive theyll be. Through Sunday, the Tigers, Yankees, Mariners, Royals and White Sox were all between four and 6 1/2 games of a wild card in the American League.In the NL, the situation seems a bit more clear cut, with almost every team either firmly in the hunt for a playoff spot or way behind. The only exception is probably Colorado, which is six games behind a wild card, but the Rockies have a ways to go before establishing themselves as contenders. Theyve gone 7-3 since the All-Star break against a schedule that included seven games against Atlanta and three against Tampa Bay.FANTASY FOCUSThe trade deadline often leads to significant upheaval among closer jobs as relievers get dealt. With Chapman traded, for example, look for save opportunities to start falling Andrew Millers way again in New York. (Thats assuming Miller isnt also dealt.)LINE OF THE WEEKHanley Ramirez homered three times for Boston in an 11-7 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday night. He actually had three home runs by the sixth inning but grounded out to the pitcher in the eighth.Ramirez has 13 homers on the season after going deep Saturday and Sunday. Hes also played in 90 of Bostons 96 games -- a significant fact since Ramirez hasnt played more than 128 games in a season since 2012.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister NCAA Jerseys China .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. http://www.ncaajerseyscheap.com/ . 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Then, he had a great play, and you get your call sheet ready for the next one.In other words, whew.Pettys gunslinger-like play was a key moment in overtime, connecting with Robby Anderson on a 26-yard pass that helped set up Bilal Powells winning 19-yard touchdown run last Sunday in New Yorks 23-17 victory at San Francisco.We needed to make a play and Robby made a great play on that ball, Petty said. Really, it was an outstanding effort by him.Petty kept the play alive and took a chance -- one the coaches might tell him he probably shouldnt in the future.Theyll say that if it doesnt work, Petty said with a big grin. Its one of those things that if it works, great, thats how we drew it up. And if it doesnt, `All right, lets not do that anymore.Petty had an uneven second NFL start, and first since being elevated to starter for the rest of the season. He was 23 of 35 for 257 yards, and had four rushes for 19 yards . Oh, and he also threw an interception on his first pass against the 49ers. Rather than be discouraged and rattled, Petty bounced back quickly.He did some good things, Gailey said. I thought he got more comfortable as the game went on. I hope hell learn from that experience and hopefully hell be better this week. Thats what you hope young players do.Petty acknowledged he had some nervous moments going into the game, something that surprised him.I dont really know why, said Petty, a fourth-round draft pick out of Baylor last year. Its being able to work through those things. I like the jitters. Theres a positive to that because Im passionate about the game. Im excited about that. Just have to be able to work through those.I think I was trying to confirm too much, seeing looks and wanting to make sure this is exactly what I saw instead of seeing it, trusting it and going.Coach Todd Bowles said Petty needs to improve on reading defenses, a common shortcoming for inexperienced quarterbacks. Bowles also wants him to loosen up a little bit early.Petty unnderstands exactly where Bowles is coming from, and he agrees.dddddddddddd Hell focus on having fun rather than trying to be perfect. Hell also exhale a bit before the game starts.There will be nerves, he said. I think its that part of getting through it: `OK, Ive done this. Its OK. Weve got it. Knowing what it can do and how it does hinder me and kind of use that knowledge to say, `OK, I cant let that happen, and be able to pull from it in a positive way.Its all part of the education and development of a young quarterback in the NFL.So is walking the fine line between being reckless and showing progress on the field.Do you take away a guys natural feel for the game and the playmaking ability that a guy has? Gailey said. You dont want to take that away, the aggressiveness and the, `Hey, were going to make a play here, by making him too conservative, either.Petty idolized Brett Favre while growing up in Midlothian, Texas, and his playing style resembles the Hall of Famer a bit. Favre, of course, retired as the NFLs leader in TD passes as well as interceptions.I dont like to use the word `gamble, Petty said of his own approach. No, I think thats kind of something Ive done since high school is when a play breaks down, I dont like giving up on plays.Instead of gamble, what would he prefer to call it?Making a play, I guess, he said, smiling.Petty was sacked six times by the 49ers, and he pinned them on himself because he held onto the ball too long. Gailey thought it was more Petty needing to make cleaner reads.Ill probably be better this week in that situation, in those scenarios, and just trust what I see and play, Petty said.Facing Miami on Saturday night, Petty will be up against one of the leagues most aggressive defensive fronts, with Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Jordan Phillips, Andre Branch and Mario Williams -- who have combined for 22 sacks -- leading the way.They have a really, really good pass rush, definitely the best Ive seen playing, Petty said. Its definitely an emphasis to get the ball out and just distribute because when we do that, positive things happen.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

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