‘Monster’ De La Cruz to ‘freeze runners’ at 99.7 miles this time around

‘Monster rookie’ Eli De La Cruz (21, Cincinnati Reds) has the second-fastest throwing speed of any infielder in history, preventing the fastest runner from hitting an inside-the-park home run.

Cincinnati hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 28 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

De la Cruz, who started at shortstop for Cincinnati’s No. 3 team, kept the Reds off the board in the fifth inning with a nearly 100-mph fastball.

Two batters later in the fifth, Cincinnati got a big hit from Corbin Carroll that hit directly to center field. A hard hit for center fielder TJ Friedle to handle.

The ball hit the center field wall and rolled to left, allowing Carroll, who has one of the best bats in the majors, to reach home.

But Cincinnati had De La Cruz. Backing up out of the infield and deep into the grass, Cruz smashed the ball hard to home plate as if there was no rush.

The result: an easy out. Carroll, who has one of the best bats in the majors, was thrown out at home on a hard throw from De La Cruz.토스카지노

The fastball reached 99.7 mph (about 160.45 kilometers). That’s 0.1 mph shy of De La Cruz’s own career-high of 99.8 mph, set last July.

Although he missed the record by 0.2 miles, De La Cruz once again proved that he is the best shoulder in the majors by catching Carroll at home.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings after De La Cruz’s outing to take a 2-1 lead, but the mound eventually collapsed and the Reds fell 2-5.

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