If you are interested — and who isn’t? — you can watch Aroldis Chapman’s debut this afternoon at Reds.com and MLB.com. Chapman will take the mound for Louisville at 2:00 PM, against the Toledo Mudhens.

Also, if any of you are heading out to the Lynchburg game today to check out Devin Mesoraco and the Hillcats (sounds like a good name for a band), there will be at least one loyal citizen of the Nation there. Post in the comments if you’d like to meet up.

7 Responses

  1. Furniture City Red

    Can you watch the Chapman game for free or do you have to subscribe to something?

  2. Greg Dafler

    The Chapman game is supposed to be free.

    When Cuban sensation Aroldis Chapman makes his debut on Sunday for Triple-A Louisville, fans will be able to watch it for free.

    Louisville’s 2 p.m. ET game against the Toledo Mud Hens will be streamed live on Reds.com and MLB.com.

  3. MLH

    I was there. You hear a lot about Chapman’s throwing being effortless, but until you see it for real, it just isn’t done justice. He hit 100-101 5 times or so. No one really got good wood on the ball. One of the hits against him was Valaika getting ate up on a short hop–the ball was playable. The control on his secondary pitches seemed off at times, but overall very impressive. Great afternoon at the ballpark.

  4. deaner

    @MLH: You’re right and the 9Ks with only 1 walk makes his debut even more impressive. Another thing that really impressed me was the fact that he got behind a few batters but was still able to battle back. Most the the Mud Hens couldn’t touch him, namely Jeff Larish a player with about 75 games of MLB experience.

    • MLH

      @MLH: You’re right and the 9Ks with only 1 walk makes his debut even more impressive. Another thing that really impressed me was the fact that he got behind a few batters but was still able to battle back. Most the the Mud Hens couldn’t touch him, namely Jeff Larish a player with about 75 games of MLB experience.

      Absolutely. It never felt like Chapman wasn’t in control. I would have felt perfectly comfortable with him staying in when they pulled him. I assume him getting pulled had more to do with the pitch count than in-game strategy.

  5. Y-City Jim

    Does Chapman pitch Friday in Columbus?