Aroldis Chapman saved: Pittsburgh Pirates undefeated

2024 season starts Major League Baseball for Pittsburgh Pirates It turned out to be positive, surprising many. One of the players affected by the team's good start is the reliever Aroldis Chapman.

The army he leads Derek Shelton He had four hits in the same number of games prior to this Monday's contest. The good baseball they are showing in these first innings has excited their fans beyond the undefeated record they present.

For this purpose on 1st April, Pittsburgh Pirates travel to start a three-game series vs Washington Nationals. This commitment was present Aroldis Chapman In its final part, to get to the most important.

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Aroldis Chapman got the save on just three pitches

Although the contest was in Pittsburgh's favor from the start, the home team began to react in the final third. 8-3 in the ninth inning, Washington Nationals He led his first two batters to the bases and led to an ambush.

After CJ Abrams RBI's single with two outs scored the tying run in the inning to make the score 8-4. Derek Shelton He did not want to wait any longer and brought Aroldis Chapman 27 to exit.

He Cuban He came up to his face Lane Thomas With a chance to save the game. In just three pitches he struck out the outfielder with a fly ball to the second baseman to seal the win for his team.

With this success, Pittsburgh Pirates They went 5-0 without a loss, marking their best start to a campaign since 1983. They won their first five games on that occasion. On the other hand, Aroldis Chapman He earned his first save of the season and in 2.1 innings of work he still allowed no hits or runs with three strikeouts.

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