Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 9/11/12
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CINCINNATI Most major-league pitchers are enthralled and ecstatic when their fastballs consistently hit 95 or 96 miles an hour on the radar guns.But when you are Aroldis Chapman and the reading says 94 and 95 it is time to call the pressbo and ask, What wrong with the radar gun.Unfortunately for Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds, there is nothing wrong with the radar gun. There is something wrong with Chapmans shoulder.They are calling it shoulder fatigue and rest has been prescribed for the 24-year-old lefthanded closer.Five days or a week and Ill be OK, said Chapman through translatortrainer Tomas Vera.When the season began, Chapmans fastball hit triple digits, above 100 miles an hour, nearly every time. By mid-season it was down to 97 and 98.But he kept striking out hitters and kept annexing saves, a club record 27 straight after he blew one on June 24. Along the way he struck out 119 in 67 23 innings and they were talking about a possible Cy Young Award and the Fireman of the Yea...
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