Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 6/26/12

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman came in to the ninth inning to close out Tuesday’s game against the Brewers after a Drew Stubbs home run in the bottom of the eighth gave Cincy the 4-3 lead.  The flame throwing Chapman did a masterful job of preserving the win by striking out Ryan Braun, walking Aramis Ramirez, then fanning pinch hitters Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado.

Chapman was pretty pumped up, as evidenced by the near flawless, Mary Lou Retton-esque double somersault he executed as he made his way to congratulate battery mate Ryan Hanigan on a job well done.

Not sure who will be more upset with the Chapman’s performance following his ninth save of the season—the Brewers, who might not take too kindly to the Cincinnati hurler’s gymnastically inclined bit of showboating, or Reds management, who probably didn’t enjoy their closer’s choice of awkward and ill-timed celebrations.  Seriously, in a season rife with bizarre injuries, I’m shocked Chapman didn’t disembowel himself during his double barrel roll, or at the very least sprain his neck or shoulder.

Watch as the Cuban Missile goes head-over-heels not once, but twice…

I’m sure for his next save Chapman’s celebration will be a little more understated, probably involving a pommel horse or something to that effect.

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